Love and Compassion/ the Dalai Lama as the 14th Incarnation of the Living Buddha/Who will get their 15 Minutes of Fame as the 15th Dalai Lama?

Essay by Luke Foster

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”

Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama’s good friend Desmond Tutu was a Christian from South Africa and they playfully teased each other while solving complex problems in the world. If you want to know more read book the Book of Joy about their, conversations in McLeod Ganj shortly before Desmond’s passing. I only read around the first ninety pages and it didn’t put fruity ideas into my head but good ideas so I stopped reading and wrote lots of essays. However, I gave the book away.

Today while meditating upon the Dalai Lama, I realised that he is literally an incarnation of the original Buddha. I also realised that Buddha was so innocent that everyone thought he was weak and picked on him. But I feel to the contrary. Rather I feel vulnerability breeds, compassion.

Desmond Tutu

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”

Desmond Tutu

However, I feel the main problem in the world now is that there are too many men as role models and not enough females. There needs to be more balance.

I hope the Dalai Lama and his elder advisory monks could choose two strong women as role models so there is more peace and fair prosperity in the world.

In conclusion I feel when there is an equal number of male and female spiritual role models then peace and prosperity shall reign in the world and not just for the rich but for everyone. In my mind the best female role models should be Michelle Obama and Malala Yousafzai.

“In 2014, when 17-year-old Malala became the youngest-ever recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, she declared in her acceptance speech: “This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education. It is for those frightened children who want peace.

Malala Yousafzai

Also, Michelle former first lady to first African American Barack Obama was the glue that held his many achievements together as president.

“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.

“Michelle Obama

I feel the biggest changes needed are more women in positions of power and equal opportunities for women to get education around the world and equal pay and equal number or female artists in big art museums. However, I feel it’s a little dangerous for a white male to speak for women. However, I’m trying to put good ideas into their head not fruity ideas.