It’s not often that Life is Savage touches on religious issues, but this amazing conversation between South Africa’s Desmond Tutu and his Holiness the Dalai Lama that featured in the Huffington Post yesterday is worth a mention. The banter between the two spiritual leaders is remarkable and while the headline i chose is a tad misleading (Tutu goes on to make some amazing observations about God) you should go read the entire thing.
“Tutu replied, “Let me just say that one of the things we need to establish is that”—long pause—“God is not a Christian.” He paused again and turned to look at the Dalai Lama with a mischievous glint in his eyes. It had the intended effEct. The Tibetan leader laughed with abandon.”
The article in the Huffington Post was adapted from THE WISDOM OF COMPASSION: Stories of Remarkable Encounters and Timeless Insights by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Victor Chan and here’s another highlight:
“We could go on, but . . .” Tutu turned thoughtful. He enunciated his words with great care, and paused for a long time after each phrase. He picked up the Dalai Lama’s earlier thread. “The glory about God is that God is a mystery. God is actually quite incredible in many ways. But God allows us to misunderstand her”—at this, the audience went wild; the applause was loud and spontaneous—“but also to understand her.”
Go read the rest HERE..it’s a pretty good read.
Right let’s move along before people start thinking i’m starting to go all serious and sh*t.