February 21, 2014

Has the Dalai Lama ever smoked pot?

"No. Never. These kinds of substances are generally considered poison, very bad. But for particular illnesses, this is sometimes deliberately used. So that’s up to the doctor, or up to scientists. The ability to judge reality is something very unique. Our brain is something very special. So if that is damaged, that’s awful. So alcohol and drugs are very bad."

12 comments:

Shouting Thomas said...

What in the hell does he know? He's just the friggin' Dalai Lama.

His Buddhist followers here in Woodstock are still chuggin' the LSD as they fester in their 60s and 70s.

No wonder they won't let this guy back in Tibet. Cool out, mon! Every little ting gonna be alright.

Jay Vogt said...

He clearly has. It's well known that after he dubed up and found himself on the wrong side of the munchies, the Dalai Lama walked into a pizza shop and asks "can you make me one with everything?"

Explains a lot, doesn't it?

Ignorance is Bliss said...

Nobody asked him about brownies?

EDH said...

Sure, but the age-old (okay, since the 60s) question still remains: does the Pope smoke dope?

The Crack Emcee said...

I like how people asks him questions, like he really is reincarnated or something.

Even better is, he answers them, as though he's reincarnated and shit.

It's a fucking weird charade.

I betcha he wakes up every day and pinches himself,...

NotquiteunBuckley said...

http://preview.tinyurl.com/mokl5zu

Science is settled. Marijuana saves lives when legal, and enriches corrupt cops, judges, D.A.'s, politicians, doctors, and cartels when illegal.

Sometimes I think people are just stupid to want the worst dregs of society enriched beyond comprehension, but then I realize they are just wanting to line their pockets and take advantage of everything they can like most, and all intelligent, Americans.

Smilin' Jack said...

"The ability to judge reality is something very unique. Our brain is something very special. So if that is damaged, that’s awful. So alcohol and drugs are very bad."

It's interesting that the Dalai Lama is so concerned about other people's grip on reality. Well, OK--it's more amusing than interesting.

mccullough said...

I'm beyond tired of the Dalai Lama. He's just a celebrity who talks in fortune cookie speak.

Ann Althouse said...

He likes the word "very."

Charlie Martin said...

Wow. We've discovered that HHDL follows the Precepts.

Next, we'll hear that the Pope is against abortion.

Charlie Martin said...

I'll bet cash money that these same people will get all pissy if I say something nasty about Billy Graham.

SOJO said...

There is a documentary called "Unmistaken Child". In it a true believer monk goes on a mystical search for a new reincarnation. You follow the process. It's kind of cool at first because the countryside is beautiful and the monk is obviously sincere. You are transported to another time. But then you see how flimsy is the evidence for the candidate. You also see the Dalai Lama without his game face on, in his own environment, signing this toddler's life away like so much paperwork. You can Netflix it, iirc.