The Dalai Lama, on Women & Temptation.

Via on Apr 27, 2012

“The Dalai Lama admits to Piers Morgan that he is tempted by women.” Cute Video.

Duh. Buddhism is about life, not about attaining some fictional higher state of being. It’s about distraction, and practicing coming back to the present moment. It’s about love, and polishing the rough edges off of our ability to love truly and fulling.

“Oh, yes, sometimes, oh this is very nice.”

It’s all just thinking. See one’s attraction to form, and return to the present moment, from whence all joy ensues.

“Dalai Lama on Women and Temptation.”

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Tortured by love, lust, a crush? Buddhism has some advice for you.

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Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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6 Responses to “The Dalai Lama, on Women & Temptation.”

  1. Uma Simon Uma Simon says:

    Thank you Waylon for posting this; it was great. Uma Simon

  2. [...] a wide-ranging interview on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight”, the Dalai Lama cheerfully admitted being human when it comes to attraction to women, [...]

  3. GretaCargo says:

    This is so very endearing.

  4. Maya says:

    I'm sorry but this is just such an example of a problem that I have with all of the major religions, and this is the thousands-long enduring image of woman as man's downfall. Sex is sacred, beautiful, natural, women are not evil vixens hell bent on bringing you down and out of enlightenment, and into the shadows. And sex is especially not dirty! This kind of misogyny has to end. And I believe it will soon. Anyway, not trying to post anything negative about the Dalai Lama, he is a great man, very personable and genuine and I very much enjoy listening to him…but, if you study the history of these major religions, this is what you find. That men must avoid temptations that all costs, and one of those sins is women. I wholeheartedly believe we were brought on this earth to enjoy the beauty that it brings us, and the pleasure. That includes nature, food, activity, and sex. But most of all, love for another human being, and most definitely romantic love.

    • Melanie says:

      Maya, couldn't have said it better myself. Life is relationship! The denial of sex is the denial of the very source of life. Imagine, if the Dalai Lama was in an equal relationship with a woman ( or man) by his side, just how much more relevant and life affirming these teachings would be.

  5. Linda Lewis Linda V Lewis says:

    This little video clip is so honest, so sweet, so human!
    As an honorary Canadian, the Dalai Lama recently used the opportunity to remind PM Harper, who is seduced by trade with China, to remember his international duty to uphold human rights.

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