The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living

May 6, 2011 | 83 Comments » | Topics: Life, List

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At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama apparently issued eighteen rules for living. Since word travels slowly in the digital age these have only just reached me. Here they are.

  1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  2. When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.
  3. Follow the three Rs:
    1. Respect for self
    2. Respect for others
    3. Responsibility for all your actions.
  4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
  5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
  6. Don’t let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
  7. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
  8. Spend some time alone every day.
  9. Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.
  10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  11. Live a good, honourable life. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll be able to enjoy it a second time.
  12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
  13. In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don’t bring up the past.
  14. Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality.
  15. Be gentle with the earth.
  16. Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.
  17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
  18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.

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  • clompio

    Nice advice, but not by the Lama: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/dalai.asp

  • Andriy

    These are all sh*t, which a 12 year-old could come up with.
    Stop being hypocritical, Dalai Liar!!!

    • Sina

      If these are all shit that a 12 year-old could come up with, then you must be more stupid than a 12 year-old for not respecting and being polite to others.
      And keep in mind that usually when we read a beautiful word we think we knew it before hand; but if we knew it then we could be the one who said it. Saying a beautiful and meaningful word needs a lot of wisdom. Reading these words is a great help, read more.

  • http://www.ucuzhosting.info Bogac Erel

    Hey Ned, I don’t care if Dalai lama has spoken these words are not, because they are all great advices, I’ll translate them exactly and share in my blog if you don’t mind

  • EpistemologicalAnarchist

    Andriy watched penn & teller, and formed opinions.

    • Bokman

      Penn and Tellar are an angry and spiteful production when it comes to dogma. They wants to portray Christians as an angry and spiteful production just the same as they are. So that in the process, penn and teller try thier best to conjoin their same cesspool that they exsist in and try to infect the infinite reality that is Christ Jesus.

      • Bokman

        There is no disagreement in this ‘The Dalai Lama’s 18 Rules For Living’ they are indeed great basics for living.

  • Bart

    Bottom line is, the Dalai Lama doesn’t have kids and doesn’t have to commute to a job.
    Not too hard to be the bringer of light and good news when everyone around you treats you like your a golden child.
    Piss off, Dalai Lama. You’re full of crap.

    • dani

      it just makes me sad when i read words like this..

  • Michael

    Bart eat your shorts.

    You clearly have the wrong attitude and probably live a miserable ahitty little life while getting up each morning wishing you weren’t doing what you do.

    Save your life crack open the shell and see a bit o the world and if you e done it before … Do it again.

  • Naz

    Audriy and Bart, you know why you guys don’t like these basics rules for living? Or making comments that a 12 year could come up with? That’s because your lives are miserable.
    1. You guys are never being loved and you were never able to express your love to another = miserable = lonely
    2. You don’t learn from your mistake = because you are too arrogant and ignorant.
    3. You both find negativity in every living creature in the world = negativity equals ignorance.
    4. You spend time alone, but not appreciating your existence, but to complain about how the other person next to you drives a better car than you and why you are so unlucky = you don’t appreciate what you have
    If you claim that a kid can come up with these rules, you are not capable to at least even have a thinking of a 12 year old, otherwise as Dalai says in the 18 rules of living – “Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer”. If you’d disagreed with what he’d said, you should have kept your mouth shut.

    Above all if you think these 18 rules are no brainer, then you should have followed the three Rs
    1. Respect for Self = which you don’t have
    2. Respect for Others – clearly you don’t have that either
    3. Responsibility for all your actions – now this is still pending, which means, you should respond to this blog and apologize for what you’ve said as no one has anything against you..

    • dani

      very true what you said,but you know what he will get from your message? that you have something against him,that is what he will think,of course you didn’t meant to send that message but that’s what he will understand because his mind is focused only on ignoring other peoples and thinking that he has to give a response that has to make you look bad,without thinking of what you just said,he doesn’t even think that what you said may be te real truth,he’s only thought is how to give you a smart answer,not necesarly true,but smart,a response that will make you look bad and make him look smart,in his ignorance he doesn’t care if you look bad or not,he doesn’t even thinks of that posiblillity.
      My only thought is that he will,one day,begin to realize that he is not,and will never be always right,he is not the best,the brightest of them all,i hope he will realize that there are brighter people than him ,that he is not perfect,nobody is,and the only way to grow,as a human being,is to open your eyes,and be grateful that there are people out there who can set you on the right path,he will understand,someday.

  • Melvin

    You can follow the Dalai Lama’s rules or truths for living and at the end of your life, what do you have? Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the light and no man comes to the Father but through me.” He also said, “I go to prepare a place for you that where I am there you may be also.” Jesus is the Truth.

    • Mercio

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

      • dani

        very true,but i don;t thik that what jessus said has to be taken literally,i think there’s more out there,our understanding is very limited,at least for now

  • sean

    These are simple sayings that are quite good. Sometimes thinking like a child is a good thing.

  • Copernicus

    I HOPE GOD CLEANSES YOU ALL WITH ETHICAL FURY!

    • Max666

      i hope you realize that there is no god shortly before you end your pathetic ignorant life.

      • Chiffinsalyer

        how do you know if there is no god, you cant explain everything, respect others beliefs but be open to new ones

        • http://brazenlygeek.com/ Rick Beckman

          Probably the same way that people who do believe in God know there is no Zeus, Ra, Thor, or Flying Spaghetti Monster, no fairies, no leprechauns, or no fauns.

          Affirming something exists (especially something as big & as important as God) requires proof that it does so. Otherwise, such affirmation is an unnecessary assumption and gets in the way of genuine knowledge.

          • Stitt

            while I respect the last two comments only, I might add the thought that whether there is a god or not is irrelevant if you consider life itself to be heavenly or godly. My point is that heaven is ubiquitous and we live in it and around it right now. Lets start living! Death will always be inevitable, and the end is just another beginning.

          • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

            Cuz u said so. Look airhead, lazy listen to my heart-babbler: http://eternian.wordpress.c om/evidence

            Stop being infatuated with your heart and actually learn something.

            “The fool has no pleasure in understanding, but only in airing is opinions.” – God

            “Avoid arguments of ignorance.” – God

          • Flop64

            “The fool has no pleasure in understanding, but only in airing is opinions.”

            sounds like you, doesn’t it?

          • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

            whatever you say is true and knowledge and reason is, cuz, ur an atheist. stupid atheist.

          • Flop64

            stupid christfag

          • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

            Cuz u said so. Look airhead, lazy listen to my heart-babbler: eternian.wordpress.c om/evidence (made for lazy i know it alls like you). Atheist leaders are mass murderers yet you pretend it’s nothing, why are you so ignorant to the obvious you pathetic babbler? Your a typical dumb liberal who sees violence coming from various groups and in your dumbness and hate for God lumps in every Christian with them while pretending you yourself are wise and good. Are you mentally ill, a narcissist? What a self righteous idiot. Does this ignorant bigotry sound like your precious Lama?:”Worshiping a spirit is not religious freedom”? SO, CHRISTIANITY ISN’T A RELIGION!? LOL. LOL! So all the Christians worshiping God, who controls all things, are slaves, ridiculous atheist. Whatever this atheist says is true because, becauuuuuuse: oh here comes the “science” and “spiritualtruth”: cuz… “I KNOW BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS”! AND FORGET THAT BUDDHIST MONKS IN OLD TIBET WITH THIS LAMA HAD MADE SLAVES OF NEARLY THE ENTIRE POPULATION AND BRUTALIZED THEM LIKE PSYCHOPATHS, OH WHAT GREAT FREEDOM THEY HAD! So the DL and all Buddhists atheist who worships a man! Yet he and his followers ignore the commonly known definition of religion which isn’t “western” but is universal.Why no respect for dictionaries if you are atheists and don’t worship aspirit? Anyone with common sense knows a religion is a METHOD OF WORSHIP OF SOMETHING (and by the way then is by definition ORGANIZED, despite with ignoramus Wiccans and New Agers claim). There’s your Buddhist “freedom”: ignorance of the obvious. This is the blind trying to lead the blind as Jesus said. Jesus is God forever, if you don’t want to know him, you will be a slave to sin forever. Stop worshiping your heart and worship God instead. He decides right and wrong, not us. The freedom Buddhism offers is as false as plain atheism: living your life based on claims without evidence, following your heart, and as a result, like hundreds of millions of “westerners” ending up divorced after promising to stay together in marriage. Like God said, “There is none good no not one” and “The heart is desperately wicked (so much so) who can know (how wicked?)”. “Whoever sins is a slave to sin” – Christ. You are empty just like the DL, babbling emptiness backed by nothing. Stop being infatuated with your heart and actually learn something. “The fool has no pleasure in understanding, but only in airing is opinions.” – God “Avoid arguments of ignorance.” – God

          • Flop64

            wow, giving the old copy/paste function a workout there, arent you?

            “you can tell the same lie a thousand times, but it never gets any more true”

        • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

          He’s a dumb atheist.

          • Flop64

            and you’re a dumb christfag

      • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

        He’s an atheist you dumb atheist. Atheist leaders are mass murderers, why are you so ignorant to the obvious you pathetic babbler? What a self righteous idiot.

        Does this ignorant bigotry sound like him?:”Worshiping a spirit is
        not religious freedom”? SO, CHRISTIANITY ISN’T A RELIGION!? LOL. LOL! So all the Christians worshiping God, who controls all things, are slaves, ridiculous atheist. Whatever this atheist says istrue because, becauuuuuuse: oh here comes the “science” and “spiritualtruth”: cuz… “I KNOW BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS”! AND FORGET THAT BUDDHIST MONKS IN OLD TIBET WITH THIS LAMA HAD MADE SLAVES OF NEARLY THE ENTIRE POPULATION AND BRUTALIZED THEM LIKE PSYCHOPATHS, OH WHAT GREAT FREEDOM THEY HAD! So the DL and all Buddhists atheist who worships a man! Yet he and his followers ignore the commonly known definition of religion which isn’t “western” but is universal.Why no respect for dictionaries if you are atheists and don’t worship aspirit? Anyone with common sense knows a religion is a METHOD OF WORSHIP OF SOMETHING (and by the way then is by
        definition ORGANIZED, despite with ignoramus Wiccans and New Agers claim). There’s your Buddhist “freedom”: ignorance of the obvious. This is the blind trying to lead the blind as Jesus said. Jesus is God forever, if you don’t want to know him, you will be a slave to sin forever. Stop worshiping your heart and worship God instead. He decides right and wrong, not us. The freedom Buddhism offers is as false as plain atheism: living your life based on claimswithout evidence, following your heart, and as a result, like hundreds of millions of “westerners” ending up divorced after promising to stay together in marriage. Like God said, “There is none good no not one” and “The heart is desperately wicked (so much so) who can know (how wicked?)”. “Whoever sins is a slave to sin” – Christ.

        You are empty just like the DL, babbling emptiness backed by nothing.

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      Does this ignorant bigotry sound like him?:”Worshiping a spirit is not religious freedom”? SO, CHRISTIANITY ISN’T A RELIGION!? LOL. LOL! So all the Christians worshiping God, who controls all things, are slaves, ridiculous atheist. Whatever this atheist says istrue because, becauuuuuuse: oh here comes the “science” and “spiritualtruth”: cuz… “I KNOW BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS”! AND FORGET THAT BUDDHIST MONKS IN OLD TIBET WITH THIS LAMA HAD MADE SLAVES OF NEARLY THE ENTIRE POPULATION AND BRUTALIZED THEM LIKE PSYCHOPATHS, OH WHAT GREAT FREEDOM THEY HAD! So the DL and all Buddhists atheist who worships a man! Yet he and his followers ignore the commonly known definition of religion which isn’t “western” but is universal.Why no respect for dictionaries if you are atheists and don’t worship aspirit? Anyone with common sense knows a religion is a METHOD OF WORSHIP OF SOMETHING (and by the way then is by definition ORGANIZED, despite with ignoramus Wiccans and New Agers claim). There’s your Buddhist “freedom”: ignorance of the obvious. This is the blind trying to lead the blind as Jesus said. Jesus is God forever, if you don’t want to know him, you will be a slave to sin forever. Stop worshiping your heart and worship God instead. He decides right and wrong, not us. The freedom Buddhism offers is as false as plain atheism: living your life based on claimswithout evidence, following your heart, and as a result, like hundreds of millions of “westerners” ending up divorced after promising to stay together in marriage. Like God said, “There is none good no not one” and “The heart is desperately wicked (so much so) who can know (how wicked?)”. “Whoever sins is a slave to sin” – Christ.

  • Gregory Minecraft

    Why is everyone here so stupid?!?!?

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      Atheism

      • Flop64

        *Religion

  • Quake Noob

    LIVING IS FOR FAGS AND GREGORY PROLLY HUFFS PAINT!?!?SARAH PALIN 2012!HAVE MICHELLE BACHMAN AS HER V.P!With MCcain CENTRAL LEARDER OF THE ENTIRE WORLD!

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      Unless you obey God, you will end up in Hell, dead and in pain forever.

      • Flop64

        and that comment is prime example #1 of why more and more people are starting to hate religion, especially christianity.

  • http://www.singaporetourismpackages.co.in Singapore Tourism Packages

    I like all his quotes

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      These aren’t his you gullible blind person. And who cares if you “like them”??! Does that have some value or prove this new age babble to be true?

      And what about this, does this ignorant bigotry sound like him?:

      “Worshiping a spirit is not religious freedom”? SO, CHRISTIANITY ISN’T A RELIGION!? LOL. LOL! So all the Christians worshiping God, who controls all things, are slaves, ridiculous atheist. Whatever this atheist says is
      true because, becauuuuuuse: oh here comes the “science” and “spiritual
      truth”: cuz… “I KNOW BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS”! AND FORGET THAT BUDDHIST MONKS IN OLD TIBET WITH THIS LAMA HAD MADE SLAVES OF NEARLY THE ENTIRE POPULATION AND BRUTALIZED THEM LIKE PSYCHOPATHS, OH WHAT GREAT FREEDOM THEY HAD! So the DL and all Buddhists atheist who worships a man! Yet he and his followers ignore the commonly known definition of religion which isn’t “western” but is universal.
      Why no respect for dictionaries if you are atheists and don’t worship a
      spirit? Anyone with common sense knows a religion is a METHOD OF WORSHIP OF SOMETHING (and by the way then is by definition ORGANIZED, despite with ignoramus Wiccans and New Agers claim). There’s your Buddhist “freedom”: ignorance of the obvious. This is the blind trying to lead the blind as Jesus said. Jesus is God forever, if you don’t want to know him, you will be a slave to sin forever. Stop worshiping your heart and worship God instead. He decides right and wrong, not us. The freedom Buddhism offers is as false as plain atheism: living your life based on claims without evidence, following your heart, and as a result, like hundreds of millions of “westerners” ending up divorced after promising to stay together in marriage. Like God said, “There is none good no not one” and “The heart is desperately wicked (so much so) who can know (how wicked?)”. “Whoever sins is a slave to sin” – Christ.

  • Chelsea Devaney

    why would i wanna know this :P xx

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      Cuz atheists think everyone is dumb.

      • Flop64

        well, you certainly arent helping the situation, are you?

  • guest

    Word travels slowly in the digital age? I don’t think so. Compare text messaging, email, and facebook posts to snail mail and word of mouth…no comparison.

    • Betaray747

      It’s called sarcasm, moron.

      • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

        Just like this false article, moron? It can’t be he’s a dumb atheist? Cuz don’t u know, no atheists are dumb or liars.

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      He’s a dumb atheist and liar.

      • Flop64

        and youre a stupid christfag incapable of indepenant thought, but hey, to each their own

  • Reech4theskyhouse
  • Blueberrybanjo

    not the dalai lama’s words. check snopes. http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/dalai.asp

    • gary

      thanks for not perpetuating myths.

    • http://twitter.com/BrazenKitchen Leah L Shannon

      This did NOT sound like the Dalai Lama’s words at all.

      • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

        Because you said so. Stop SPEAKING FOR EVERYONE and trying to defend the gullibility of atheists and new agers and Buddhists.

        And what about this, does this ignorant bigotry sound like him?:

        “Worshiping a spirit is not religious freedom”? SO, CHRISTIANITY ISN’T A RELIGION!? LOL. LOL! So all the Christians worshiping God, who controls all things, are slaves, ridiculous atheist. Whatever this atheist says is true because, becauuuuuuse: oh here comes the “science” and “spiritual truth”: cuz… “I KNOW BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS”! So the DL and all Buddhists atheist who worships a man! Yet he and his followers ignore the commonly known definition of religion which isn’t “western” but is universal. Why no respect for dictionaries if you are atheists and don’t worship a spirit? Anyone with common sense knows a religion is a METHOD OF WORSHIP OF SOMETHING (and by the way then is by definition ORGANIZED, despite with ignoramus Wiccans and New Agers claim). There’s your Buddhist “freedom”: ignorance of the obvious. This is the blind trying to lead the blind as Jesus said. Jesus is God forever, if you don’t want to know him, you will be a slave to sin forever. Stop worshiping your heart and worship God instead. He decides right and wrong, not us. The freedom Buddhism offers is as false as plain atheism: living your life based on claims without evidence, following your heart, and as a result, like hundreds of millions of “westerners” ending up divorced after promising to stay together in marriage. Like God said, “There is none good no not one” and “The heart is desperately wicked (so much so) who can know (how wicked?)”. “Whoever sins is a slave to sin” – Christ.

  • http://healthytrim-reviews.com AlexVD

    Beautiful quotes!

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      “Beauty is fleeting and charm deceptive but a woman who fears Yahweh is to be praised.” – God.

      Stop being shallow and praising things merely because they sound pretty. These sayings are destructive logic-skewed new age crap.

  • http://ferblog.blogspot.com Ferb WL

    These rules are clever without telling people to do thing but to inspire them what to do and from the 16 rules above helps people better life.

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      The hell did that mean? The point is this is new age nonsense, claims without evidence and the kind of liberal crap that leads to mental illness and social devastation. The DL is an evil moron who approved of Tibet being crushed with brutal slavery and who condemns all “spirit worshipers” (which includes every real Christian) as “not free” and “not having a religion”. He’s an idiot.

      • Flop64

        fun fact: if christians had their way with the world, we would all most likely be living in a perpetual dark age where we slaughter each other over our opinions in something that we can’t even prove exists

  • http://www.facebook.com/tinajose4u Tina Rose

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    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      Interestingly the author would have had to have approved your spam, apparently he’s a spam lover.

  • http://twitter.com/thewritershelp Jackie Paulson

    I love these quotes…thanks

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      They aren’t is words gullible girl regardless they are EMPTY RULES, as Christ said, rules taught by men.

      And what about this, does this ignorant bigotry sound like him?:

      “Worshiping a spirit is not religious freedom”? SO, CHRISTIANITY ISN’T A RELIGION!? LOL. LOL! So all the Christians worshiping God, who controls all things, are slaves, ridiculous atheist. Whatever this atheist says is
      true because, becauuuuuuse: oh here comes the “science” and “spiritual
      truth”: cuz… “I KNOW BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS”! So the DL and all Buddhists
      atheist who worships a man! Yet he and his followers ignore the commonly
      known definition of religion which isn’t “western” but is universal.
      Why no respect for dictionaries if you are atheists and don’t worship a
      spirit? Anyone with common sense knows a religion is a METHOD OF WORSHIP OF SOMETHING (and by the way then is by definition ORGANIZED, despite with ignoramus Wiccans and New Agers claim). There’s your Buddhist “freedom”: ignorance of the obvious. This is the blind trying to lead the blind as Jesus said. Jesus is God forever, if you don’t want to know him, you will be a slave to sin forever. Stop worshiping your heart and worship God instead. He decides right and wrong, not us. The freedom Buddhism offers is as false as plain atheism: living your life based on claims without evidence, following your heart, and as a result, like hundreds of millions of “westerners” ending up divorced after promising to stay together in marriage. Like God said, “There is none good no not one” and “The heart is desperately wicked (so much so) who can know (how wicked?)”. “Whoever sins is a slave to sin” – Christ.

  • JamesTheobald

    chain mail, ugh!

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      useless comment

      • Flop64

        hypocrite

  • Erin1129

    I think the real beauty of Buddhism is so much of inner truths (spelling?) are things we organically know and believe, yet we just need someone to point it out to us.

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      Because you said so. This post is a lie and the author a liar and you gullible. And who is “we”, if we all need someone to point out something to us then who is the one that knows all? GOD. Yet you don’t even say in your airheadedness. These aren’t even his words.

      And what about this, does this ignorant bigotry sound like him?:

      “Worshiping a spirit is not religious freedom”? SO, CHRISTIANITY ISN’T A RELIGION!? LOL. LOL! So all the Christians worshiping God, who controls all things, are slaves, ridiculous atheist. Whatever this atheist says is
      true because, becauuuuuuse: oh here comes the “science” and “spiritual
      truth”: cuz… “I KNOW BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS”! So the DL and all Buddhists
      atheist who worships a man! Yet he and his followers ignore the commonly
      known definition of religion which isn’t “western” but is universal.
      Why no respect for dictionaries if you are atheists and don’t worship a
      spirit? Anyone with common sense knows a religion is a METHOD OF WORSHIP OF SOMETHING (and by the way then is by definition ORGANIZED, despite with ignoramus Wiccans and New Agers claim). There’s your Buddhist “freedom”: ignorance of the obvious. This is the blind trying to lead the blind as Jesus said. Jesus is God forever, if you don’t want to know him, you will be a slave to sin forever. Stop worshiping your heart and worship God instead. He decides right and wrong, not us. The freedom Buddhism offers is as false as plain atheism: living your life based on claims without evidence, following your heart, and as a result, like hundreds of millions of “westerners” ending up divorced after promising to stay together in marriage. Like God said, “There is none good no not one” and “The heart is desperately wicked (so much so) who can know (how wicked?)”. “Whoever sins is a slave to sin” – Christ.

  • http://brescia.bbakeca.com/bakeca-donna-cerca-uomo/brescia-1 Donne Brescia

    Great post! No 18 is my favorite.

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      Who cares if it’s your favorite or not? It’s stupid new age babble, claims without evidence, commands and rules with no genuine authority. OBEY GOD: DO TO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO TO YOU, WORSHIP GOD ALONE, LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF. Stop following your corrupt heart and follow God’s rules.

      • Flop64

        “DO TO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO TO YOU”

        i agree wholeheartedly, which is why im giving you a taste of you’re own meicine, stupid christfag.

        “LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF”

        for someone that spews religious bs all day, you dont seem to live by it

  • WEBB

    k so wait…. WHATS the score in the canada game?? something WORTH talkin boutr!! u guys and ur god talk…!? kick rocks!!

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      Are you insane

      • Flop64

        pot, meet kettle

  • Bazza

    If the Dalai Lama himself say’s its a hoax, whats that do to the karma of the author/poster?
    _______________________________________________________________________

    The letter below (18 Rules) has been circulating on the Internet. Various individuals, organisations and journalist have asked the Tibetan Government in Exile to verify the authenticity of this letter.

    The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has confirmed that no such letter has been issued by His Holiness the Dalai Lama other than the letters to President Bush and New York City Mayor’s Mr Rudolph Giuliani.

    All official statements by His Holiness the Dalai Lama for public information will appear on the http://www.tibet.com or http://www.tibet.net, two official website of the Tibetan Government in Exile.

    The Office of Tibet, London

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      Liars are liars, especially atheists.

      • Flop64

        says the guy who spews religious BS all day and doesnt even live by his own “beliefs”

  • Nurpsi Kolb

    Does it matter if it’s from the Dalai Lama or John Doe? If it touches something inside you, it’s worth the time reading it.

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      Because you said so. Stop SPEAKING FOR EVERYONE and trying to defend the gullibility of atheists and new agers and Buddhists. Yes idiot lies do matter and “touches something inside of you” is nonsense, evil touches “inside of you” what is your point? STOP BABBLING AND MAKE SENSE.

      And what about this, does this ignorant bigotry sound like him?:

      “Worshiping a spirit is not religious freedom”? SO, CHRISTIANITY ISN’T A RELIGION!? LOL. LOL! So all the Christians worshiping God, who controls all things, are slaves, ridiculous atheist. Whatever this atheist says is
      true because, becauuuuuuse: oh here comes the “science” and “spiritual
      truth”: cuz… “I KNOW BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS”! So the DL and all Buddhists
      atheist who worships a man! Yet he and his followers ignore the commonly
      known definition of religion which isn’t “western” but is universal.
      Why no respect for dictionaries if you are atheists and don’t worship a
      spirit? Anyone with common sense knows a religion is a METHOD OF WORSHIP OF SOMETHING (and by the way then is by definition ORGANIZED, despite with ignoramus Wiccans and New Agers claim). There’s your Buddhist “freedom”: ignorance of the obvious. This is the blind trying to lead the blind as Jesus said. Jesus is God forever, if you don’t want to know him, you will be a slave to sin forever. Stop worshiping your heart and worship God instead. He decides right and wrong, not us. The freedom Buddhism offers is as false as plain atheism: living your life based on claims without evidence, following your heart, and as a result, like hundreds of millions of “westerners” ending up divorced after promising to stay together in marriage. Like God said, “There is none good no not one” and “The heart is desperately wicked (so much so) who can know (how wicked?)”. “Whoever sins is a slave to sin” – Christ.

  • Teelyn

    You obviously know by now that this wasn’t ever written by the Dalai Lama. Why not cut that part out? Or at least add a weasely note about how “it doesn’t matter when you attribute something incorrectly if it -feels- right”?

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      Atheists are stupid.

      • Flop64

        Atheists are usually more open minded than pathetic little christfags like you

  • JesLacasse

    Regardless of the attribution, this is a great list.

    • http://eternian.wordpress.com/ KnightforChrist

      You’re ignorant. Do you know what “evidence” means? So what would this statement mean to you: “Do not make a claim without evidence unless it is obvious”. It is a serious thing to make new age babble like above, as it can cause mental illness in children and embarrass the gullible who think any pretty sounding thing is true, as many new agers and buddhists do, unless you stick “because God said so” in it which causes such evil atheists to curl inside with disgust in their hate for their Creator, since they are sinful creatures.

      And does it matter if the DL said this?

      “Worshiping a spirit is not religious freedom”? SO, CHRISTIANITY ISN’T A RELIGION!? LOL. LOL! So all the Christians worshiping God, who controls all things, are slaves, ridiculous atheist. Whatever this atheist says is true because, becauuuuuuse: oh here comes the “science” and “spiritualtruth”: cuz… “I KNOW BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS”! AND FORGET THAT BUDDHIST MONKS IN OLD TIBET WITH THIS LAMA HAD MADE SLAVES OF NEARLY THE ENTIRE POPULATION AND BRUTALIZED THEM LIKE PSYCHOPATHS, OH WHAT GREAT FREEDOM THEY HAD! So the DL and all Buddhists atheist who worships a man! Yet he and his followers ignore the commonly known definition of religion which isn’t “western” but is universal.Why no respect for dictionaries if you are atheists and don’t worship aspirit? Anyone with common sense knows a religion is a METHOD OF WORSHIP OF SOMETHING (and by the way then is by definition ORGANIZED, despite with ignoramus Wiccans and New Agers claim). There’s your Buddhist “freedom”: ignorance of the obvious. This is the blind trying to lead the blind as Jesus said. Jesus is God forever, if you don’t want to know him, you will be a slave to sin forever. Stop worshiping your heart and worship God instead. He decides right and wrong, not us.

      The freedom Buddhism offers is as false as plain atheism: living your life based on claims without evidence, following your heart, and as a result, like hundreds of millions of “westerners” ending up divorced after promising to stay together in marriage. Like God said, “There is none good no not one” and “The heart is desperately wicked (so much so) who can know (how wicked?)”. “Whoever sins is a slave to sin” – Christ. You are empty just like the DL, babbling emptiness backed by nothing. Stop being infatuated with your heart and actually learn something. “The fool has no pleasure in understanding, but only in airing is opinions.” – God “Avoid arguments of ignorance.” – God

      Stop worshiping your heart Jes.

  • http://swflorida.blogspot.com Don Browne

    Snopes has a page that says these 18 rules are not from the Dalai Lama: http://www.snopes.com/inboxer/hoaxes/dalai.asp and that explanation seems reasonable to me….




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