Saturday, May 18, 2013

Live Webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

1. Live Webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's commencement address for the 2013 Tulane University graduating class can be viewed soon as follows:

2. Another Live Webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's public talk entitled "Strength Through Connection" at the University of New Orleans can be viewed in 2 and a half hours as follows:

依存症? Addiction

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It's easy to understand that addiction to alcohol and drug is harmful. Meanwhile, few people notice that arts such as music, painting and play and all kinds of sports are also addictions.
In fact, we can get satisfaction while we are enjoying them, however our satisfaction will disappear immediately after leaving them. In this sense, arts and sports are the same as
alcohol and drug.

If we divide addicts into two and analyze the enjoying side and the creating side, the enjoying side is addicted by 100%. And even if they are the creating side, they are addicts if their satisfaction disappears instantly after leaving them. However, they aren't addicts if they keep their satisfaction after leaving them. What is the turning point of whether addicts or not?
I think it depends on their motivations. If they care only for their satisfaction, they are addicts And if they care for others' happiness, they aren't addicts. In other words, self-satisfaction is sensory satisfaction and giving joy to others is deep mental satisfaction. If it is sensory satisfaction (i.e.brain), it will disappear when it loses an object. And it will be transformed into uncomfortable if it exceeds a certain degree. To the contrary, deep mental satisfaction is imprinted in our consciousness, so it will last for a long time.

As a matter of fact, most of the business make use of this addiction to make profit. It must be easy for them to deceive those who have delusion that sensory self-satisfaction is good. We will be damaged economically and mentally if we are deceived for a long time. So we have to see the reality not to be deceived by appearances as soon as possible. In order to see the reality, we need calm mind. And in order to have calm mind, it's inevitable to eliminate self-centered mind such as arrogance, greed and attachment and to cultivate reason such as compassion, warm-heart and gentleness.

Live Webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Live Webcasts of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's public talk entitled "Strength Through Compassion" from New Orleans will start in 5 minutes as follows: