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Honorary Canadian

September 8th, 2006 · No Comments

Honorary Canadian

The Dalai Lama has been made an honorary Canadian citizen.

Couple of quotes I like from him,

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”

“The Dalai Lama declared Thursday that he was proud to be named an honorary Canadian citizen, a move that has drawn sharp criticism from China.

The leader of the world’s Tibetan Buddhists spoke after arriving in Vancouver for the inauguration of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, the world’s first educational center in his name.

When he was granted the citizenship by Canada’s Parliament earlier this summer, China complained to the Canadian government that it could could harm relations.

“Wherever I go, it creates some inconvenience,” he told a news conference at Vancouver city hall. “I’m sorry. I hope it’s not my mistake.””

Salon Wire Article | dalailama.com

Tags: montreal + canada + the world · thinking + zen