Rick’s Picks: I Took The Dalai Lama To A Ski Resort And He Told Me The Meaning Of Life

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Rick’s Picks: I Took The Dalai Lama To A Ski Resort And He Told Me The Meaning Of Life

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Douglas Preston writes for slate.com about his ski trip with the Dalai Lama:

As we finished, a young waitress with tangled, dirty-blond hair and a beaded headband began clearing our table. She stopped to listen to the conversation and finally sat down, abandoning her work. After a while, when there was a pause, she spoke to the Dalai Lama. “You didn’t like your cookie?”
“Not hungry, thank you.”
“Can I, um, ask a question?”
“Please.”
She spoke with complete seriousness. “What is the meaning of life?”

Check out the full article on slate.com.

 

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  • Rose

    Nothing creates happiness, it is a choice we make. We have to make it every day, sometimes many times a day. Shall I be happy or miserable. Sometimes it is really hard. We lapse for days, weeks, months. Everything seems to be going wrong. The decision is still ours to make, and when we make it, life seems a little bit easier. Not la la la everything is fine, but deep happiness coming from a well of spiritual support which we must keep nurturing by reading, practicing, praying, meditating.