Yesterday on radio braoadcast (not the news!): Dalai Lama uses a pumpgun to shoot at hawks to chase them away. Has anyone information how trustworthy this news is? Or if it´s true at all?
Really, he could afford a quality over and under like my brother's old college roomate the Buddhist doctor . . .Originally posted by skarrlett
I've tried to find more info about this but I couldn't come up with anything. Honestly though, I really can't image that the Dalai Lama would use a pumpgun... he's a Buddhist.
A) Did HE really say that?Originally posted by vgun2k
this was the same dalai lama that said, "i am the dalai lama, not a vegetarian". so it seems like he is not so fond of animals.
That sounds like BS to me.Originally posted by Lothar M Kirsch
It´s an interview in the Reader´s Digest:
RD Face to Face with The Dalai Lama
Love, Laughter & Good Karma
This is the link for the whole article:
Here is a part of the interview:
RD: Your assistant says you are half-vegetarian. How can one be half-vegetarian?
Dalai Lama: [laughs] In the early 1960s I became a vegetarian, and for almost two years I remained a strict vegetarian. But then I developed hepatitis, and my body turned yellowmy eyes, my nails all turned yellow. I became, really, truly living Buddhabut from sickness, not spirituality!
So I returned to my previous diet, then for a while it would be vegetarian one day, non-vegetarian the next.
Since last year my main kitchen is totally vegetarian. But that doesnt mean I am complete vegetarian, for when I visit different places and the hotel puts meat on the table, then I take. So, occasionally I take non-vegetarian but otherwise vegetarian food that seems to help reduce the size of my stomach.
RD: Do you have a favourite animal?
Dalai Lama: Birds maybe. I feed birds, peaceful birds. Im a non-violent person, but if a hawk comes when Im feeding birds, I lose my temper and get my air rifle.
RD: You have an air rifle?
Dalai Lama: Yes, although I shoot only to scare the hawks.
Sorry, I made it look even worse than it is, because I didn´t know the difference between pump gun and air rifle or air gun.
But still, I think half-vegetarian and shooting with an airgun is bad enough.