We’re still in New Delhi at the time of this writing. It’s evening and we’re debating about this and that. “What good is the Dalia Lama really? One of my companions poses the question. “I don’t mean to be rude but what’s he really done?” It makes the rest of us sit up in protest, especially since our guide Tashi had asked us to let everyone know what is happening in Tibet.
“He’s spread world peace!” “He’s brought attention to the problems of Tibet and the how the Chinese have taken over.” And on and on and on we go. Next thing we’re talking about poltics—Democrats versus Republicans, Labor versus Conservatives. Then Wall Street, “Buying stocks doesn’t do any good for the company. It just makes CEO’s rich and the workers get nothing.” And on and on. So I said, “Stop a minute.” And everyone looked at me. “What vibration are we creating here?” I still amazingly had the floor so I went on, “We’re just adding to the frustration and anger by talking about it.”
“Yes,” said one of my companions, “But it’s how things change, if we don’t talk about things—nothing changes.”
My friend what do you think? Does talking about things change things? The Dalai Lama is going around the world talking about peace. If he had stayed in Tibet no doubt he would have been murdered or at the very least imprisoned for life. He could have been very bitter about what the Chinese have done to his fellow country men and his country, but he has taken the high road. His vibration is one of peace and happiness.
Today, my friend, no matter what is happening in your life how do you want your vibration to be? Do you want to send out waves of upset, or waves of peace? Waves of sorrow or waves of happiness? I believe our deepest way of bringing peace to the world is to think and act in peace. What good is the Dalai Lama? All the good in the world and beyond.