Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Love Is Blind! 恋は盲目!

I don't know why H.H. the Dalai Lama surprised the interviewer by saying that gay people cannot reach enlightenment in the CBC radio interview at Toronto in October, 2010. But he must have said so because Janis Ian (a famous singer of "Love Is Blind" ) wrote it in her Facebook according to Google search. I guess the reason why Dalai Lama said so, is because gay, or ordinary people's love is usually attachment, or obsession, or addiction and is not genuine compassion, or altruistic love, or unconditional love. Attachment arises from ignorance of interdependence, which means that attached people could never reach enlightenment due to lack of wisdom. As Meister Eckhart said, "When I preach, I usually speak of detachment and say that a man should be empty of self and all things", we have to be detached to see the reality through holistic view, which is the path to enlightenment. And attached love, or addicted love is sensory and emotional level satisfaction and is not mental or conscious level deep satisfaction. Yes, Love Is Blind!


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