Saturday, September 26, 2015

Dalai Lama cuts U.S. tour short

Even as 78-year-old Pope Francis headed for Philadelphia in a winding-down of his six-day U.S. visit, the Dalai Lama, 80, abruptly cut short a tour in America for medical reasons yesterday.

Strange how the spot-lighted and popular heavy-hitters get old and advance towards memory, just like the rest of us. Both of these men have a background in a disciplined spiritual effort and yet radiate kindness: How's that for a lesson that cannot be learned simply by aping kindness?


  1. How disciplined do you have to be to be catholic?

  2. Assuming you'd like to avoid being titled an airhead, pretty damned disciplined, whether with a small c or a large.