Would you believe Glenn could ever get a meeting with the Dalai Lama? Glenn had a few minutes to meet with the Dalai Lama in Dallas yesterday and told him about the movement of peace and freedom he hoped to activate this summer. The Dalai Lama listened to the idea, and shared some advice that Glenn took to heart. What did he have to say?
Here's what Glenn recounted on radio:
Yesterday I met with the 14th Dalai Lama, which was a bizarre experience. I never saw myself as a guy who was meeting with the Dalai Lama, but I never saw myself as a guy meeting with Billy Graham either, but I spent a few minutes with the Dalai Lama and really listened to what he had to say yesterday. And there is a lot to be learned here and a lot of common ground.
When I talked to him and told him, you know, what we were doing and that we were trying to bring different faiths together without mixing our theology, he said that that is one of the biggest heartbreaks of his life right now. That that we are dividing ourselves. That we're being so foolish by dividing ourselves when we all will stand together. We all have similar, if not the same goal. Any good religion has the same goal, and that is happiness, love, and peace. And if we can't unite on that goal as humans -- because he said everybody on earth needs to recognize that we're all equal, that we are all the same. We're all human. We're all born, and we all want to be happy. But as he said, there is some troublemakers in that lot as well.
And he said many of the troublemakers are highly educated people that are using their position to crush others. He said we're social animals and yet we're very self-centered, and those two things don't match. He said we have to get back to the basics -- his words -- back to the basics, because this is not good for our future, to be so self-centered, if we have to have each other to lean on. And he counseled that we begin to be friends again. He said friendship comes from trust. Trust comes from caring and serving others.