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Saturday, April 24, 2010

What is the Dalai Lama's Favorite Sport?

(The Dalai Lama seen sitting in the stands of Gillette Stadium, which is where the New England Patriots American football team plays home games. Taken before a public talk about Buddhism. He is wearing a hat with the team logo on it. PHOTO CREDIT: Reuters).

The Dalai Lama isn't much of a sports fan but CLICK HERE to find out what his favorite sport might be. I liked how he said he played this one particular sport despite not knowing the rules!! Awesome!! Who needs the competition in sports?!! What a great lesson he gave us with his self-deprecating style and humor that you can have just as much fun playing a sport in a non-competitive way.

He saying just do it to enjoy it!! Don't be so serious about getting it "perfect" and not making any mistakes. Now, if only we could teach that to the ego-driven professional athletes, and parents at their kids' sporting events who take the game more seriously than the kids!! Sometimes leading to fights amongst parents of players from the opposing team!! I'm not saying all competition is negative but it can easily lead to a lot of unnecessary suffering.

But I digress. The Dalai Lama is such a joy to behold and I adore his childlike innocence and his infecteous laughter and giggling. He is so disarming and I can't help but be uplifted by his essence. He is deeply inspiring, and listening to him and his common sense Buddhism always reinvigorates my dedication to my Dharma practice. He is a true treasure to the world.


~Peace to all beings~

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18 comments:

smellincoffee said...

I recently watched a documentary entitled "Ten Questions for the Dalai Lama": have you ever seen in?

ultrarunnerbrianphilpot said...

Great post! We should all just enjoy sport's , have fun! I'm a Boston man, to see him in a pats hat is funny.

William said...

I have seen ten questions for the Dalai lama. It is pretty good. I liked this article about the Dalai lama. We should just have fun playing sports, it shouldn't be a competition.

Anne said...

this is a nice info. i don't really know dalai lama that much but i really liked this blog.

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Adam said...

Could've used that mentality in my hockey days. Hockey dads are the worst. I remember back in Michigan, that there were these two hockey dads that got into a fight, and one of them ended up dead (accidentally). All over some stupid sport. So silly, so tragic.

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Matt said...

Great post, and great lesson. I was at the talk when he came out wearing the Patriots hat... it was hilarious. What was even funnier was that he kept it on through almost the entire talk!

Tor Hershman said...

Sports, now only another means of controlin' the masses and takin' minds off the comin' oblivion.
That's total oblivion, not some oming merge.

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kenan said...

I never really thought he had one sport that he likes. Trish Stratus

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motoman said...

I've never asked him personally but I feel confident that His Holinesses' favorite sport of "the sport of awareness" as all other sports pale by comparison.

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