The Dalai Lama’s Daily Routine and Information Diet | Brain Pickings

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Compressed into this humble and humbling morning routine is the entire Buddhist belief that life is a “joyful participation in a world of sorrows.” This daily rite of body and spirit is the building block of the Dalai Lama’s quiet and steadfast mission to, as Iyer elegantly puts it, “explore the world closely, so as to make out its laws, and then to see what can and cannot be done within those laws.”

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The Dalai Lama’s Daily Routine and Information Diet | Brain Pickings

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Compressed into this humble and humbling morning routine is the entire Buddhist belief that life is a “joyful participation in a world of sorrows.” This daily rite of body and spirit is the building block of the Dalai Lama’s quiet and steadfast mission to, as Iyer elegantly puts it, “explore the world closely, so as to make out its laws, and then to see what can and cannot be done within those laws.”

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Oh, to be happy and gay

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Gee, I don’t know about you, but I suspect that the Virgin Mary has better things to do with her time than to worry about some gay men posing as female saints. Er, not to mention that — considering that the Philippines is now struggling with soaring food prices and a rice shortage — the cleric should be spending their time on far more pressing issues that surely matter more to their congregants. I’m just sayin’.

If nothing else, I won’t have any part in a religion whose gods have no sense of humor about these things. I can only imagine that Jesus and Mary are having a rollickin’ good time up there watching these guys celebrating life and love and all that other good stuff the Church has scorned for so long.