Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Female Dalai Lama?

If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama 
has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense. 
                                                                                                            Dalai Lama*

During my open mic debut Tuesday evening, a female comic preceded me.  In her routine she stated the Dalai Lama indicated there could one day be a female Dalai Lama but she would need to be attractive.  

Later that evening, I went to youtube and there it is in several interviews the Dalai Lama stating that a female Dalai Lama should be 'very, very attractive'.  Thankfully, in the video I initially watched (link below), the Dalai Lama also acknowledged that a female would bring more affection and compassion to the world.

I don't fault the Dalai Lama for this belief about the importance of attractiveness in women – it is a belief most of the world holds. Don't we each, male and female, want to be thought of as attractive. Don't we ourselves place attractiveness as a value we look for in others. I suppose we like to think of spiritual leaders of the world not being as vulnerable to these beliefs that have plagued us for eons. What the Dalai Lama has revealed to us is that any one traveling in a physical body is vulnerable to the hypnosis of world beliefs...

The world is filled with sexism – it is perpetrated upon men and women. I suppose if I had one wish about this particular sexist belief – it is that the world begin to recognize that just as a naturally aging man is still considered attractive so it would be for a naturally aging woman. But I won't hold my breath for that to happen...



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