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The Next Dalai Lama Could Be a Woman: June 17, 2013

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world needs more compassionate leaders today, he said that "biologically, females have more potential...females have more sensitivity about others' well being." As a result, he said, "if the circumstances are such that a female Dalai Lama is more useful,

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Teresa W (782)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:00 am
At last!

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:19 am
haha ..what is the difference HHDL says WE ARE ALL THE SAME >>

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Sam E M (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:31 am
Considering that if you believe in reincarnation you don't necessarily come back as the same gender you have this time around, then I don't see what difference it makes. It's not the outer casing that counts, but what's inside.
The Dalai Lama is sowing seeds in people's minds so that if a female is chosen next time it will be more easily accepted by certain people with less enlightened opinions.

Animae C (514)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:41 am

Yes His Holiness knows we are all the same but a good chunk of the world doesn't.

Animae C (514)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:46 am
Here's a link for you Veselin;

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:11 am
YES! Bring on the would be so refreshing if this were to happen! Thanks 4 the hope Roxy

Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:43 am
Thank you for the article! I'm reading a lot of His Holiness' books ^^ he's a really really really amazing person!

. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:54 am
If the next Dalai Lama were a women , two things would happen. First, people killing themselves would nearly cease as womenlkind would appeal to those who think this is an answer. Next, there has never been a women in power who has not met the enemy head on - China would be delt with; I'm not saying successfully, but, realistically.

Birgit W (160)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:11 pm
Future will tell, thanks.

Carmen S (611)
Monday June 24, 2013, 1:54 pm
very interesting, thanks Roxy

Kathryn Niell (112)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:30 pm
t's wonderful that, at last, one of the leaders of the world's great religions, espouses gender equality.

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:31 pm
I think a female Dalai Lama would be a nice influence. We have to start somewhere is revising all the warmongering in this world. Even if it is a stereotype, I would bet it is true: that women are more gentle and nurturing. I think all of humanity would benefit!

. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:17 pm
That would be a nice change.

Angeles Madrazo (298)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:12 pm
We will see! Thank you!!

Terre P (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:53 pm
Thanks for sharing this. A most fascinating thing to consider.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday June 24, 2013, 10:39 pm
A female Doctor Who and Dalai Lama....! Paving the way for a female President of the United States....

Ela V (85)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 2:26 am
I think last time, there were 3 possible candidates, among which there was a girl... but they chose a Spanish child and they failed, because he deserted the buddhist order... so next time... they want to make sure that the choice will not be biased by the gender issue.

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 5:32 am

Winnie A (179)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 7:05 am
Finally! What in the hell took this long?

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 10:21 am
No surprise here coming from this enlightened man.

Gene J (290)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:27 pm
"Even those who have researched the topic for years and have found some differences between male and female leaders note that its unclear how much is biological."

To anyone who says there are no biological differences between male and female, I say, go to a day care center, or a home with male and female babies, then just watch. We ARE different from birth. Environment and all that surely plays a role in how we develop, and some men develop nurturing, consensus driven styles all by themselves, certainly, but that is not the kind of man who runs for political office - that requires a rather large ego, for a male, for a female, a desire to serve, to even things out seems to be more what moves her to aspire to leadership. I have seen this in the workforce over my lifetime and I see it now. Tell me there are no differences between Elizabeth Warren and Mitch McConnell. Or Elizabeth and Harry Reid.

I've said tthis many times here before but at risk of sounding like a broken record, men have run things since recorded history began, and I ask, look around, do you like what you see? Do you like how things are run anywhere in this world? Even in countries ostensibly led by women, often those are women emulating men, Ms. Thatcher comes to mind as does Ms. Merkel. Men fix their differences through violence, or try too, they always have. It is time for a new way and it is coming whether the world is ready for it or not. Women are moving into positions of leadership across the globe, with the exception, for now, of the middle east, and they do things differently than men. I believe better. Men have had their time in the sun, it is time for women to have theirs. And they will. So since Dalai Lama is "born" or reincarnated, it will be most interesting to me see if male Buddhists "find" her. Even so, a female spiritual leader while a good thing, is not nearly enough. We need female leadership in every walk of life. And we will have it, sooner than many people (men) think. We will all be the better off for it.

Joy McRonald (169)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 1:40 pm
I'm not so sure!! Noted

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 2:17 pm
Thanks. I respect the Dali Lama and he is known for his compassion. May the next Dali Lama (male it female) have the same kindness and love.

Michelle M (68)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 4:35 pm
Very interesting. Thanx Roxy ;0)

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 6:18 pm
Should be!

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 6:21 pm
Tricky issue, in a way. Women are more likely to get a hard time.

John De Avalon (36)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 5:52 am
Woman Dalai Lama. Woman Pope even. Why not?! If they've got the love and the wisdom, what does it matter what sex they are?

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 8:21 am
Noted thanks

Brendan Bourke (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:28 pm

Brendan Bourke (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:28 pm

Melania Padilla (122)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:58 am
That is true, women are more sensitive (not that there are no sensitive men!) and more intuitive. Thanks, awesome!!!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 11:16 am

Past Member (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:40 pm
Quote by H.H.Dalai Lama;

"The world will be saved by the western woman."

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