Dalai Lama, 2 years old. 1937

Dalai Lama, 2 years old. 1937

"I have no idea what I'm doing"

He often acknowledges this.

Still looks ready to change the world.

Baby Lama

The true miracle here is that people believe he now does.

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy." - Dalai Lama

He's a pretty cool guy. He doesn't put on a lot of airs, he only says sensible and practical stuff, and he's very humble. I'm not sure if I'm gonna buy into that "chosen one" air around him, but he seems like he'd be cool to hang out with.

Those expected to be great are more likely to achieve greatness.

See the Pygmalion Effect

The child is not being abused.

Did I do good?

The man consistently campaigns for peace in the world. How in the fuck do you have 36 positive votes?

Kendrick Lama

Kudos for using an official Chinese government source, no bias there comrade.

Goddamn, I would love to see your sources, because it sounds to me like you're just pulling that lovely statement out of your ass.

	 	 	

Pygmalion effect:

The Pygmalion effect, or Rosenthal effect, is the phenomenon whereby the greater the expectation placed upon people, the better they perform. The effect is named after the Greek myth of Pygmalion, a sculptor who fell in love with a statue he had carved.

A corollary of the Pygmalion effect is the golem effect, in which low expectations lead to a decrease in performance; both effects are forms of self-fulfilling prophecy. By the Pygmalion effect, people internalize their positive labels, and those with positive labels succeed accordingly. The idea behind the Pygmalion effect is that increasing the leader's expectation of the follower's performance will result in better follower performance. Within sociology, the effect is often cited with regard to education and social class.

Studies of the Pygmalion effect have been difficult to conduct. Results show a positive correlation between leader expectation and follower performance, but it is argued that the studies are done in an unnatural, manipulated setting. Scientists argue that the perceptions a leader has of a follower cause the Pygmalion effect. The leader's expectations are influenced by their perception of the situation or the followers themselves. Perception and expectation may possibly be found in a similar part in the brain.

Interesting: Reactivity (psychology) | Lenore Jacobson | Golem effect

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Yes, the rebellion that happened 30 years before his birth, let's blame him for that. He is a reincarnated figure after all.

He looks like he has an xbox controller in his hands

M'Buddha

"Uhhh....hmmmm.... ummmmm be.... excellent to each other...... and party on.... dudes."

While ready to have his nappy changed

Playing the game of Samsara.

M'editation

He's humble because, as a Buddhist, he does not believe there is a "him". Self and ego is an illusion. Buddhism is sort of like nihilism if Nietzsche wasn't such a depressing goth chick.

"From society's viewpoint, mutually agreeable homosexual relations can be of mutual benefit, enjoyable and harmless."

-Also Dalai Lama

To be fair it's got nothing to do with homosexuality and everything to do with the belief that we should not have sex purely for the pleasure of sex. In that same article he goes on to say that even with your wife you shouldn't bang her in the butt or go down on each other or jack off because these things lead to the waste of a potential life and are done purely for the sake of pleasure. In that article he also says that from a nonbuddhist perspective that homosexual relationships are harmless, mutually beneficial, enjoyable and are in no way to be restricted. He has no desire to disallow anyone their rights based on their sexual preference.

His merit comes from his teachings. If his teachings were bullshit only a few select people from tibet would recognize him as a leader. Since his teachings are great and his love and compassion are legendary he really seems to know what he is doing...and it has nothing to do with how he was found.

OKAY CHINESE GOVERNMENT

I guess treating a child like a god isn't child abuse.

No baby lama drama

He looks European.

That is not the Dalai Lama. THIS is the Dalai lama. Notice the trademark cheeks and the 'I have much responsibilities ahead of me' expression. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/89/c6/2a/89c62a45446f101482d71d55c833d25c.jpg

That is not the Dalai Lama. THIS is the Dalai lama. Notice the trademark cheeks and the 'I have much responsibilities ahead of me' expression.

That's just how diverse Asians are.

tips his fedora

"Gunga galunga... gunga, gunga-lagunga."

M'ahayana

Kuzco Llama

I don't think he meant it in the negative way that you understood it. The Dalail Lama would probably agree with that comment.


Supposedly, he is not the real reincarnation


Supposedly...

Supposedly, he is not the real reincarnation

And then Eddie Murphy took him to LA to fight evil.

IIRC he was taken care of by a whole monastery.

Is there actually a controversy? I'm Tibetan and the majority of Tibetans are content with his Holiness as the current 14th Dalai Lama.

M'aitreya

Lamma lamma lamm goose!

Does a child volunteer when they are brought up to be a 'good child' in their parents' particular view set?

Is it child abuse to raise your child capitalist, communist, hippy, Christian, Muslim, etc?

There is also the issue that your statement is a logical fallacy in that it begs the question.

The question being whether or not what you think is a normal kid really is the norm. And also whether or not he would even want to be a 'normal kid' per that definition, had he the choice to do so.

Note: before I get that one guy who likes to say that, "People only say something begs the question to sound smart. Nothing begs the question, if anything, it would beg the answer," I'll simply point out that begging the question is actually the name for this particular logical fallacy.

Where is super aryan Brad Pitt?

At least have proper grammar if you're going to copy paste the same comment 3 times.

Boo boo

Do you not know what subtle means?

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