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The Dalai Lama just living in the present

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Published on May 8, 2015

The Dalai Lama gives a comical answer to a question in his talk about Compassion.

This is mindfulness.

The Buddha said we look for the profound when really everything is just so simple. Being enlightened is just to be aware of the moment and immediate experience.

This video shows how the Dalai Lama personifies that state and most people don't get it.

The westerner asked that question clearly expecting some profound answer. And the answer was basically "I'd say whatever I'm feeling in the moment."

boom
mindfulness

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Audience Member: “My question for you is: If you had lived your entire life until this moment as a mute — and you only had one moment to speak, what would be the message that you would share?”

Dalai Lama: “What a silly question!”

[laughter]

“Of course this would depend on the circumstances. If at that very moment I feel very hungry, I’d say “Oh I want some food!””

[laughter]

“What is the next question?”

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