Buddhist Leader Visits U.S. ; Dalai Lama Charms, Confounds in Talk
Landsberg, Mitchell, Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO)
LOS ANGELES -- As the leader of Tibetan Buddhism, the 14th Dalai Lama said he practices compassion to such an extent that he tries to avoid swatting mosquitoes "when my mood is good and there is no danger of malaria," sometimes watching with interest as they swell with his blood.
Yet, in an appearance Tuesday at the University of Southern California, he appeared to suggest the United States was justified in killing Osama bin Laden.
As a human being, bin Laden might have deserved compassion and even forgiveness, the Dalai Lama said in an answer to a question about the assassination of the al-Qaida leader. But, he said, "Forgiveness doesn't mean forget what …
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Publication information: Article title: Buddhist Leader Visits U.S. ; Dalai Lama Charms, Confounds in Talk. Contributors: Landsberg, Mitchell - Author. Newspaper title: Columbia Daily Tribune (Columbia, MO). Publication date: May 7, 2011. Page number: A7. © 2007 Columbia Daily Tribune. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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