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2003-06-01 12:27:01 AM  
I guess they'd have to hyphenate their last names. Something like: Betty Williams-Dalai Lama.
 
2003-06-01 03:06:22 AM  


I think he's a goth on the inside.
 
2003-06-01 03:39:13 AM  
Tibetans hold the Dalai Lama to be the 14th reincarnation of the Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, and as such, their political and spiritual leader.

I thought Buddhists didn't believe in God or spirits. What gives.

Oh, and Dalai Lama translates literally as "Thirsty Camel", from which we get our idiom "Dry Hump".
 
2003-06-01 03:45:22 AM  
But he never even killed anyone! (As far as I know)
 
2003-06-01 03:46:48 AM  
I'd even marry him if it gave the opportunity to hang out with the likes of Richard Gere, The Beastie Boys AND Steven Segal!
 
2003-06-01 03:53:30 AM  
Never had a girl propse to me, but at least I'm not old yet.
 
2003-06-01 03:55:45 AM  
I thought Buddhists didn't believe in God or spirits. What gives.

You're kidding, right?
 
2003-06-01 03:57:36 AM  
Dumbest thing I've *ever* heard (and more than once, I'm afraid):

"I thought Buddhists weren't allowed to have sex."
 
2003-06-01 03:58:04 AM  
I would hit that.
 
2003-06-01 03:59:35 AM  
He should get better glasses.
 
2003-06-01 04:00:21 AM  
Young_Fart, the whole Western notion of "god" and heaven is just what it is, Western. Eastern spirituality works along different lines than from the Judeo-Christian standpoint. On top of that, there are the two branches of Buddhism, namely Theravada and Mahayana. Tibetan Buddhism is in itself fairly unique.
 
2003-06-01 04:04:26 AM  
...must have been because they know hes worth a fortune and is about ready to croak...

*ponders*

COMING THIS FALL TO FOX...25 WOMEN...1 REALLY OLD GUY WITH NOT LONG TO LIVE...EITHER HE FINDS LOVE OR IS KIA UNDER THE SHEETS...

...id call it Whorehouse Heartattack...
 
2003-06-01 04:08:48 AM  
"So we finish the eighteenth and he's gonna stiff me. And I
say, 'Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you
know, for the effort, you know.' And he says, 'Oh, uh,
there won't be any money, but when you die, on your
deathbed, you will receive total consiousness.' So I got
that goin' for me, which is nice."
 
2003-06-01 04:12:19 AM  
You're kidding, right?

Um, no I'm not. I've seen more than one reference to it as just a philosophy, not a religion in the "Western" sense. Maybe by Eastern theology, Fark is a religion.
 
2003-06-01 04:13:49 AM  
06-01-03 03:39:13 AM Young_Fart

Oh, and Dalai Lama translates literally as "Thirsty Camel", from which we get our idiom "Dry Hump".


No, it translates literally to 'Ocean of wisdom', from which we get the finding nemo link today.
 
2003-06-01 04:14:46 AM  
 
2003-06-01 04:18:21 AM  
I had the opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama when my school travelled to India to challenge his kung fu. We were granted access to his compund in Dharamsala. We were immediately surprised to learn that not only did his speach synch with his lips but neither he nor his disciples would accept ourchallenge. "Their Master is weak," I said. "Their kung fu is no match for ours. Look at them shiver." It wasn't until later and after several thousand miles of travel that we realized, the Dalai Lama wasn't that kind of a monk. At that moment of realization, enlightenment.
 
2003-06-01 04:21:12 AM  
Mayhem_King

that was genius
 
2003-06-01 04:27:48 AM  


She proposed.. but then her secret was revealed and she fled!
 
2003-06-01 04:29:30 AM  
Hey! Lama...
Gov. Ventura Questions Tibet's Spiritual Leader on Caddyshack
ABCNEWS.com

May 10 Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura had a question for the man millions regard as their spiritual leader and the reincarnation of the Buddha.

He asked the Dalai Lama, who had visited to ask the governor to press China on human rights, if he's ever seen the movie Caddyshack.

"I asked him the most important question, I think, that you could ask him if he'd ever seen Caddyshack," Ventura said in an interview with WCCO radio.

Ventura says he asked the question in a meeting Wednesday because, in one famous scene, Bill Murray's character tells an improbable story about caddying for the Dalai Lama.

The governor said the man his followers call "His Holiness," responded that he hadn't seen the movie, but laughed at the question.


go humanity. i guess.
 
2003-06-01 04:32:18 AM  
06-01-03 03:39:13 AM Young_Fart

Tibetans hold the Dalai Lama to be the 14th reincarnation of the Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, and as such, their political and spiritual leader.

I thought Buddhists didn't believe in God or spirits. What gives.


I didn't see a single reference in the article to god or spirits. I'm no student of eastern religion, but I can read, not just cut&paste.
 
2003-06-01 04:32:20 AM  
Being Buddhist isn't so bad. for the most part, you always have a sense of peace with you wherever you go. You don't have to go to church every sundays. Oh yeah, you're not supposed to touch a Buddhist monk! Whoever said rub a buddha statue for good luck must have been a confused westerner!
 
2003-06-01 04:33:23 AM  
Elite-mrp, that was downright creepy
 
2003-06-01 04:33:55 AM  
Bummer, thanks.
 
2003-06-01 04:34:42 AM  
I read that Buddhists are the happiest people in the world on average. Must be because of all the free booty.
 
2003-06-01 04:41:45 AM  
I wonder if he hangs out with Coolio?
 
2003-06-01 04:44:17 AM  
 
2003-06-01 04:49:24 AM  
dont knock buddists or buddha. its xians that suck.
 
2003-06-01 05:01:15 AM  
Cola: free booty? Read the article again... Dude is celibate

God that must suck - at least the Pope knew what he was getting into -- this dude just got told that he was the incarnation of some holy guy and was afterward foisted into his current sex-less situation.

oh, and the Chinese kicked him out of Tibet, that sucks too.
 
2003-06-01 05:08:33 AM  
Sure -- the siren on the hess fire-truck that I had as a kid was pretty damn good...
 
2003-06-01 05:09:16 AM  
Tibetans hold the Dalai Lama to be the 14th reincarnation of the Avalokitesvara, the Buddha of Compassion, and as such, their political and spiritual leader.


Huh? I thought that it was when they became Enlightened and earned the title of Buddha, they didn't get reincarnated any longer. Do these guys subscribe to a particular sect of Buddhism, or have I gotten something wrong?

 
2003-06-01 05:16:02 AM  
Is it just me or is he making funny faces at the camera?
 
2003-06-01 05:20:28 AM  
Sorry about the off-topicness -- but this is news...

Putnam2k2: If you can fill us in on what exactly is going on down there, I would appreciate it. I can't find anything online -- not sure if I should be worried.
 
2003-06-01 05:27:13 AM  
Just simple explainations:

Buddhism CAN be considered a philosophy (as I do not believe Siddhartha ever said his message came from God). Commonly it is tied to pre-existing beliefs, making it into a religion--a good example is ancestor worship in SE Asia. It pretty much depends on the beliefs of the individual to decide how they want to treat it in their lives.

Enlightened ones ARE called Buddha, it is said, however, that monks voluntarily come back to help others on their journey. I personally think it's a weird twist as the need to help others should disqualify you for the title, but I think it's a fair honorary when that's the biggest 'flaw' a monk has.

I don't know if we're the happiest people on earth, but I think the monks find great contentment in living their lives the way they do, and frankly, that's the goal I see at the end of Siddhartha's teachings--find contentment. Sounds simple, doesn't it?
 
2003-06-01 06:12:02 AM  
 
2003-06-01 06:38:38 AM  
Echnin,
This particular reincarnation of the buddha, Avalokitesvara, is known as the buddha of compassion because he refused to enter nirvana until every being on earth had achieved enlightenment. So he keeps coming back to teach others. Much like Dave Grohl.
 
2003-06-01 06:48:23 AM  
Lowkey: wait, so Dave Grohl is actually trying to help the world? Could've fooled me...
 
2003-06-01 06:51:41 AM  
Grohl works in mysterious ways...
 
2003-06-01 07:06:51 AM  
I lived in a Buddhist monastery in England for a few years. How I got there is a long, odd story, possibly worthy of a book. Anyhow, I have to say it was the happiest period of my life. The friends I had there were certainly the most contented people I have ever met. Confronting your mind every day - it's hard to describe. It certainly didn't seem like you were hiding from reality (the most common criticism people would level at you) or anything like that. In fact, I'd have to say that I learned more about myself than I ever imagined I could. It's like you were continually confronting yourself in a way that is hard to describe, probably harder to imagine. But your negative minds would just vanish. Anyway.

The monks and nuns I knew were always getting hit on - probably because they were very chilled out, happy people. Always quick with a laugh.

Brianewart: I think it was the 6th Dalai Lama who used to hang out in his room with his mistress all day - don't know how that works mind you. . .
 
2003-06-01 07:26:57 AM  
06-01-03 05:01:15 AM Brianewart

Cola: free booty? Read the article again... Dude is celibate

God that must suck - at least the Pope knew what he was getting into -- this dude just got told that he was the incarnation of some holy guy and was afterward foisted into his current sex-less situation.

oh, and the Chinese kicked him out of Tibet, that sucks too.

He fled Tibet in 1959 escaping through the mountains in the winter at the age of 25.
http://www.tibet.com/DL/biography.html
 
2003-06-01 07:34:55 AM  
Oh that's what they all say. Kind of like how boy band members pretend to be virgins.

I'm sure Buddhist groupies get as much action as shrill preteen midriff-baring N*sync fans.
 
2003-06-01 07:42:40 AM  

The Llama

The one-l lama,
He's a priest.
The two-l llama,
He's a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn't any
Three-l lllama.*

-- Ogden Nash
 
2003-06-01 07:56:36 AM  
I'd hit it nonviolently.
 
2003-06-01 08:48:01 AM  
Atleast he seems to be a chap with brains . The pope looks like he's been dead for a few years and is worked by puppeteers.

Hurm...that may not be far from the truth.
 
2003-06-01 09:17:34 AM  
/chiming in, yer eminence
 
2003-06-01 09:56:13 AM  
Crimson robes... mmmm...
 
2003-06-01 10:51:10 AM  
Ghostdude: Siddhartha didn't mention God at all really, but if you want to get technical, he also isn't "the Buddha." In the book, he actually meets and talks to Buddha.

And I definitely think we're the happiest people, because living life from a sort of detached stance at least lets you think about things more clearly, and at least for me, there's a feeling that nothing can ever go so badly that I can't deal with it. (For example, I get hit by a train -- I die. End of chapter.)

Buddhism's getting a lot of press lately, too. Good times!
 
2003-06-01 10:54:27 AM  
From the earlier comments, we don't believe in a god, but as far as spirits go there's no reason not to. If you can look into a person's eyes and not realize that they have their own mind and spirit, then something's wrong with them or you <=
 
2003-06-01 11:04:14 AM  
Echnin: Those who attain enlightment can escape reincarnation. There are those enlightened ones who decide to remain in the world to help other attain enlightenments. Those enlightened ones are called Bodhisattvas (I think).
 
2003-06-01 11:06:08 AM  



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