Lhug-Pa wrote:Viniketa, I guess I'd assumed that everyone here was already aware that many of the online articles, on this quote from H.H. the Dalai Lama, are comparing the Dalai Lama to materialists like Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, etc.
Ahh, I see, like the article pointed to here: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=10192&start=0
, which seems to indicate that Richard Dawkins is either a world-renowned spiritual leader or a Tibetan monk. If they can't get that part right, what chance is there that the rest is correct?
To my knowledge, HHDL has never said that 'religion' or 'spirituality' or whatever else one may wish to call the 'inner' should not exist, go away, be dropped like the proverbial hot potato... Only that the likelihood is almost nil of getting folks to agree to a set of ethics derived from one religious doctrine. Therefore, for the sake of international relations, we must move to non-religious (e.g., secular) ethics.
Thank you for the clarification, Lhug-Pa.