“The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s reason and critical analysis.”
That standard leads you to do what you think is correct no matter what! Wow! Sorry but the “ultimate authority” is God.
“In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.”
I wonder what standard the Dalai Lama uses for “truth”?
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”
If it makes, you feel good….
“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.”
It seems that self-love comes first?
“Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.”
Again no need for Jesus here! Wow!
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other.
“To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.”
Hmmm, there is a trend developing here…
“We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.”
Well, that sounds contradictory to their belief? Just more jibber jabber.
I ask that as Christians we pray for the Dalai Lama to honor the True God and repent. Millions upon Millions of souls depend on this! Buddhism is an idol worshipping tool of the devil. A self-serving dish of paganism. Though it is disguised with actions to help others, it is a help-yourself first, false religion/philosophy.
“Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.”
Says Dalai Lama, but in Christianity, we don’t rely on the Roman goddess of luck, “FORTUNA” for direction and guidance.