Comments on: Dalai Lama gets almost top treatment in France Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Ming Sun, 31 Aug 2008 11:03:16 +0000 What a great marketing success story, what a great PR triumph in launching a globe-trotting politician, the Dalai Lama, as a be all and end all. Politicians and celebrities fall over themselves to be seen in his company, in order to consolidate their human rights credentials. His nebulous messages and utterances are never challenged for veracity. What did he say the other day…something about 140 people gunned down in Tibet!!?
To all you johnny-come-lately new age Buddhists, Dalai fans etc., the Dalai Lama is hardly a revered religious figure in traditional Buddhist communities. He is largely a creature of the US State Dept. and the CIA. A left over from the Cold War era. It seems his use by date has been extended by the advent of the electronic age.