Normally I don't watch TV, but I heard on the news today while waiting for my car to be serviced, that the Dali Lama had gall bladder surgery. If I may borrow words from my mother, "I wanted to pull my hair out and having a screaming running fit!" when I heard that.
How can there be any hope for humanity when the most powerful and influential people on this planet are going to doctors and having surgery instead of doing a liver flush?
And what the hell has he been eating? I thought Buddhists were vegetarian?!?!
This is really bad news.
all I can think about this today is that 'they got to him, too.' 'Them'...they that 'witness' to people out of fear that this pill and that tablet are the only way to heal yourselves. I'm struck at our projection of trust we should have for spiritual teachers into the next 'white coat'. It's an indication that, for me, the Dalai Lama is as westernized as anything else. Granted, it was cool and personable when he admitted two of his favorite things were 'Oregon Chai' and the tv series 'MASH' but I wish I could look to one well-known spiritual elder that didn't ascribe to allopathic medicine.
yea, its all screwed up. how nice it would be for there to be a natural health teacher in a congregation, but they are more interested in the financial support of allopathic doctors these days. if one were to say something in a church against modern medicine you would be asked to leave, especially in fundy groups. they also dont want to be associated with groups they consider cults, such as jehovahs witness and their refusal of vaccines and transfusions.
the fact is they dont follow their own scriipture. they have created so many doctrines contrary to good teaching that they will never get out of their pickle. the revelation of jesus christ clearly puts the commerce of drugs as medicine as one of the things which will keep you outside the new jerusalem:
8But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
that word for sorcerers in the greek is pharmakos, which i believe most here can easily recognize and understand for what it truly is.
Strange you should mention chanca piedra! Sent His Holiness an email (wonder if he´ll receive/read it) telling him about the healing properties of Chanca Piedra that i´d downloaded from another site. They also mentioned this same herb has been used for centuries in India, China and any number of other places on the planet where it grows(has different names obviously) for kidney, liver health, as well as dissolving stones, reducing cholesterol, high blood pressure etc. etc. Quite an amazing herb.