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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Obama and the Lama.

This picture has been around for awhile now and while I have seen it on other sites I have never shown it here. It is one of my favorite pictures because it shows two of the world's most influential people who both happen to be heroes of mine together in one picture. It is a powerful image showing how spirituality and politics don't have to be enemies but can actually help improve each other.

According to the theory of the two wheels, the state leadership (worldly wheel) and spiritual leadership (religious wheel) exist along side. The state gives support and protection to the religion. The religion gives guidance to the leaders to make righteous policy and decision.

~Peace to all beings~

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2 comments:

_Eiehua said...

Love the photograph as well! Both leaders look very peaceful!

blogger123 said...

Your right -- spirituality and politics can co-exist as long as we maintain Right View and Right Speech. On the other hand as a Buddhist I am ashamed of a blogger called Barbara O'Brien who calls herself a Buddhist and calls her blog Mahablog and then uses it to only trash everyone and promote negativity. That is not what Buddhism is about and she should not call herself a Buddhist as she is the fakest Buddhist I've ever come across. Buddhists like Barbara O'brein give Buddhism a bad name and its important for all Buddhists to be positive even when discussing a spiritual person like the Dalai Lama or a political one like Obama. Blessings...

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