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Lindsay Amsberry

"Teaching and Helping others"

Auburn, AL, USA
female
married
Speaks: english
Joined Jun 10, 2007
What I Want to Do: be kind to all, Be Compassionate


 
A Real-Life Harry Potter
A Real-Life Harry Potter

   Q:  Who is the "real-life Harry Potter"?

⇒ A:  His name is Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, and he was identified by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as one of Tibet's most important religious figures- the Panchen Lama.

   

Q:  Why is he a real-life Harry Potter?

 ⇒A:  Here are some parallels between Harry Potter and the Panchen Lama:

  • Both were born uniquely placed to help their people: For Harry, the wizards; For Gedun, the Tibetan people.
  • Both are locked up, by people not their own who are suspicious of their powers and their potential:  For Harry, the muggles; For Gedun, the Chinese.
  • In both cases their own people need them.
  • In both cases a special place is reserved for them in a kind of mystical school in which they need to be educated to develop their powers: For Harry, Hogwarts Academy; For Gedun, Tashilhunpo Monastery.
  • Both have supreme figures of goodness in the background who refuse to fight evil with evil: For Harry, Dumbledore; For Gedun, the Dalai Lama.
  • Both do not intially know their special powers.
  • Both have been sent millions of letters...

 But here the parallels end.  Where in the books Harry eventually received the letters and learns his powers, in real life the Panchen Lama has not.

Q: What Can I do?

⇒A:  1. Inform yourself more about Gedun, the Panchen Lama, through www.savetibet.org or by reading Isabel Losada's book, A Beginner's Guide to Changing the World (www.isabellosada.com).

2. Promote awareness about the Panchen Lama at your local school, club, or place of worship.

3. Write to the Chinese government or to the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms. Louise Arbour, urging her to take action on behalf of the Panchen Lama.

 


 Thank you!

 Last updated: June 11, 2007

 
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Groups Amnesty International, Dalai lama, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Dog Lovers, Earth Day, Hungersite.com, NPR - National Public Radio, Science Teaching, Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Nature Conservancy (TNC), Utne Reader, WWF - World Wildlife Fund
Hometown Fullerton, CA 
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Birthday April 08  
Languages english  
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Pets Tico the dog  
Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning
Religions Kindness, Unitarian-Universalism, buddhist  
Eating Habits No mammals  
Wild Fact About Me I was the mascot for my high school and college.
My Philosophy May people think of benefitting each other.
What Gives Me Hope Ode magazine
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me grammatical errors  
Passions Writing in notebooks  
Inspirations Unitarian-Universalism, New Dimensions radio program, Dalai Lama  
What Scares Me prejudice, Cockroaches!!  
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Role Models My mom, James Herriot, Joseph Campbell, Martin Luther King Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Dalai Lama  
Quotation "Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." -Harold Thurman Whitman
Interests see activities list  
Books Jane Austen's novels, James Herriot books  
Music U2, bossa nova, jazz, singer-songwriter, reggae  
Movies Monty Python, Pride and Prejudice (with Colin Firth), The Thomas Crowne Affair, Bridget Jones' Diary, The Gods Must Be Crazy  
TV Shows All Creatures Great and Small  
Favorite Foods Red Vines, Yellow cake with no frosting  
Favorite Places Konin Poland, Bridle Trails-Fullerton-CA, Missoula MT, Kiesel Park-Auburn-AL  
Can't Live Without laughter  
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