“Altruistic Action Is The Way To Really Help”

The words of wisdom chosen by Lama Surya Das for this week are from the Dalai Lama.

Today the Dalai Lama said something funny during his talk in Madison, Wisconsin.

“I am not recommending that people in America repeat over and over the compassion mantra Om mani, om mani padme hung, om, mani, mani mani. . . like Tibetans traditionally do. It sounds too much like oh money, money, money, money! Prayer is okay for self, for peace of mind; but altruistic action is the way to really help and benefit others.”

– Lama Surya Das

on Dalai Lama’s talk in Madison, Wisconsin


What do you pray for? Money? World peace? Your next soul mate? A clean, well-lighted place to live? Less CO2 in the atmosphere? Please share.

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