July 2, 2019

“If a female Dalai Lama comes, she should be more attractive," said the Dalai Lama, laughing.

"People prefer to not see a 'dead face,' he told [the interviewer Rajini] Vaidyanathan while twisting his face into a grimace. He also said that she should 'spend money on makeup.' When Vaidyanathan said that a lot of women might feel this kind of statement objectifying, and that the person should be judged on her character, the Dalai Lama agreed but said that, ultimately, both matter. 'Real beauty is inner beauty, that’s true. I think the appearance is also important,' he said."

NY Magazine reports, along with quotes from the apology subsequently issued by his office:
"His Holiness genuinely meant no offense. He is deeply sorry that people have been hurt by what he said and offers his sincere apologies."

The statement also described the Dalai Lama as consistently emphasizing “the need for people to connect with each other on a deeper human level, rather than getting caught up in preconceptions based on superficial appearances.” It also said he has “a keen sense of the contradictions between the materialistic, globalized world he encounters on his travels and the complex, more esoteric ideas about reincarnation that are at the heart of Tibetan Buddhist tradition.” But that his “off-the-cuff” comments might lose their humor during translation.
I want to hear the "complex, more esoteric ideas about reincarnation" involved here. Isn't the future Dalai Lama the same person? If I understand that correctly, he's saying if I am a woman in my next incarnation, I hope I'm a good-looking woman, and I'll use makeup and facial expressions to keep up my outward appearance. And I hear self-effacement. Isn't he implying that he thinks he's funny looking? He hopes the new Dalai Lama looks better.


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The war on reality continues.

n.n said...

Self-deprecating humor.

traditionalguy said...

The cross dresser spirit is from the mountains of Tibet. Who knew. Keep on reincarnating, Llama.

Darrell said...

It's time for a Dolly Llama.

robother said...

Buddhism, and Tibetan Buddhism in particular, is regarded in the West as the Progressive Left at prayer.If the Dali Lama thought he was escaping the Maoist Cultural Revolution by coming West, well, the folks who dominate (and own) Twitter and Facebook and Google have some bad news for him.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Reminds me of something I ain't sure I saw, but I am pretty much certain I did.

The hair-lip ex-coach of the Bears football NFL team, bunch of fucking shitheads, worse than the Vikings where I grew up but no accounting for that, anyway Mike something was in a commercial where the heavily-make-upped pretty boys were joking faux-doc style "yeah, with HD, everyone can see every single hair out of place" and Mike the hairlip coach kinda looks around like "oh shit can anybody save me" and that was it.

He is still on-air as far as I know, I hate the NFL now so don't watch. There are no Tebow's no more. Fucks at ABC are too scared.

Vince Lombardi would have out-coached Bellichek or whatever, but not by much.

Oh, and never swim in a pool if you've had diarhea the previous 2 weeks.

No shit. I heard that. Can't really understand or believe these little fuckin' bacteria could withstand weeks of daily asshole-wipe showers with soap, but se la vie.

Hard to believe anybody made it this far.

Bob Boyd said...

He was just messing with her. he knows the next Dali Lama won't be a woman.
There's a glass ceiling when it comes to reincarnation.

Guildofcannonballs said...

I'd like to think if I had had a good enough mentor I could be a Farmer, J.

The big hitter himself obviously concurs.

rhhardin said...

I don't get apologizing.

Guildofcannonballs said...

This brings me to n.n().



Conflations of the combo.

It happens. Bill Clinton conflated easy-going, common-touch with decent-enough-to-be-potUS when it was wildly known at the time he was a grifting coke-fueled* son of bitch. And via war-crippled Senator Robert Dole the question was answered: Too coked up and boozed up to get outraged.

Now we got outrage, alright, for all the mostly-wrong reasons with a spice of "hey the rich exploit the rules" to be considered here and now the penance Rs pay for the Bob Doles.

*Bu Bu and others not keen on death don't talk about the cocaine kingpins ruling the USA.

Lyle Sanford, RMT said...

"Isn't the future Dalai Lama the same person?' I think that overstates the case, while at the same time being the best way for an untrained Westerner to think of it. I saw a clip of that interview and felt sorry for the lady doing it. She seemed so primed for her own narrative, she missed the self-effacement and deep humanity you picked up on.

Rob said...

When you're an incarnation of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.

Fernandinande said...

"His Holiness genuinely meant no offense.

His Holiness is a joke. Or is this the year 1432? And a wimp.

Chuck said...

Big hitter, the Llama. Long.

The flowing robes, the grace. Striking.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"rhhardin said...
I don't get apologizing."

Obviously you mean you don't get other's apologies as you yourself understand why apologizing is counter to most any positive outcome for the apologizer but not the position you seem to want others to take which is their apologies to you, yet you say something different, or, at a minimum, easily conflated by people other than who you seem to be wanting to write only to always-diminished and muchmoreso now what could be considered peers when you so could easily take the patrician "I let kids learn how to golf at their own speed by encouraging what they do successfully" that so many happy good people take.

*I decided not to edit. This is gibberish yet I believe the point, hidden under the attitude, grammar, syntax, and envy, is/are fully valid and indeed perhaps ultra-valid, on-topic considerations other than those deserving mock(s).

Fernandinande said...

"Overall, the evidence suggests that when a prominent figure apologizes for a controversial statement, the public is either unaffected or becomes more likely to desire that the individual be punished."

H/T Sailer

Guildofcannonballs said...

What * Dali said was paraphrased in my mind as "envy is not an attitude" and what he meant was it is deep, deep shit, way way down.

You don't want no part of it.

*why "the" or "a" if eternal?

Guildofcannonballs said...

Eternal? Like, you're reincarnated as a turtle again and again?

That's all you got?

"Hey, I was a good turtle."

"Okay, back to turtledom you go."

Guildofcannonballs said...

Turtles all must be exactly alike, even the mother/baby distinction among and amongst the turtles would ruin the effect.

They all gotta be the same. Their limits indeed must define each and every imagined turtle, there is no other possibilty.

D 2 said...

Interviewer: ... so, if you are just tuning in, I'm here with the Dalai Lama, and he has just shared the rather surprising idea that if the next Dalai Lama is a woman, she better look pretty.
DL: pardon, sorry, maybe I spoke too quick, please
I: ..ah, so you want to take that idea back.
DL: I just want to make sure you know what I mean: Not pretty. Even "hot" is not really sufficient. She's gotta be stone cold hot.
I: ..
DL: no messing around, no sorta pretty with a charming sense of humour. No adoration based on a love that grows over time due to my empathy and wit. I want to be a socks off knockout, next time around. Not Tv pretty with makeup trailers. Not Molly Ringwald. A natural. Top drawer, off the charts, make you quit your job and wrestle bears type beauty. That sounds like Julia Ormond, I know, but even better.
I: Julia Ormond?
DL: I also think the next Dalai Lama should live near a better bakery. You can't find your way to enlightenment with old croissants

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

if you must, please be smokin' hot, like Ginger
and not come back as a Dem. We already have a Marianne

but now that I 'm a lil calmer,
I'm a fucking cross between Osama, Obama and Dalai Lama,

Guildofcannonballs said...

We see the same things and conclude nearly the opposite.

Beauty ought be a result.

Don't you, yeah you, settle for any less.

Think of how much satisfaction we don't want to give the pompus Brits.

Think when they are a Muslim nation how much we don't want to give the pompus Muslim Brits.

That is why the Dali knows now is temperance time. T**** too.

Guildofcannonballs said...

If you're in politics, or Hollywood, or a monopoly industry, it is darn near impossible to consider any other way to, or better use of, power.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"I'd like to think if" Buckley replaced a would with a should it be likingly.

Guildofcannonballs said...

It's Ivanka or Ivana (don't know) in 2024. That's how they roll, you know.

You know.

Guildofcannonballs said...

They way I see it, 850 KOA, guy from Leeds School of Business said.


"You know with all this uncertainty, there is so many business that want to invest in workers and infrastructure, but with all this uncertainy, because of the trade issues and tarrifs and all this uncertainty, you know business' don't like uncertainty because they don't know if they can afford in three months to hire someone today, because of that things could be better.'

If this ends, this uncertainty created by the potUS, um, if it lessons then uncertainty will be lower which will help this economy start to try to reach a much better place than this um uncertainly because of potUS tarrifs have us suffering through so badly, every day"

UC Boulder.

Business School of Leeds.

Real smart guys saying, hey, things aren't perfect. Things could be way better. Not everyone is a billionaire. So we need professors to explain that a lot more, for a lot more money. They get a raw deal. For all that wisdom that helps us all so much as a cohesive country.

YoungHegelian said...

The Dalai Lama's exchange with the reporter reminded me of Cheech & Chong's routine the Pope & the Mafia.

"She's gotta hava bigga tits. Bigga ones like that!"

Ken B said...

Tsk, tsk say the tsk-ers. AOC tweets about skincare and the same people go squee!

Ken B said...

He should hope if he comes back a man that he has a pants crease like Obama's.

Guildofcannonballs said...

The brilliance, as hardin knows, is if you get them talking about why they are wrong, they will be well-arted and all you may have is truth/honor/divine motifs.

Arted. Not like farted, idiot. But art-focused pathologically. Or art/focused. Or nihilist/other.

Ken B said...

If he didn’t have his mother's looks, would Justin Trudeau be Canada’s PM?

Ken B said...

Saying you don’t get apologizing is like saying you don’t get epsilon-delta. It means you aren’t part of the club.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Dog golf, by my spirit, is all that shall matter beyond God.

This includes any and all states.

Including idiot states stating without evidence blasphemies unrepeated here at the Althouse blog.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

@Ken B

his mom had detachable eyebrows? He definitely has her vagina

Guildofcannonballs said...

The Lotto is perhaps one of the greatest reminders: We exist because of God.

How unique!

Michael said...

If you ever get the chance to meet the Dali Lama bring him a watch as a gift. It is his thing.

Guildofcannonballs said...

Tom Brady, Esquire, won so much his admirer The Donald ran for potUS.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"I like Peyton."

"I like Brady."

We all like the guy who likes both Peyton and Brady.

Hillary! is inspirational in many ways too of course!

tim maguire said...

When the Dalai Lama isn't woke enough, what hope is there for Ghandi?

mikee said...

The problem with Hillary is that none of us can ever hope to live up to her standards, so better to just not try, and perhaps to revile her and denounce her standards while we do so.

The Dalai Lama's reincarnation better not be Bobby from King of the Hill, goshdarnit.