Dalai Lama converts to Islam


Many Faiths, One Truth
WHEN I was a boy in Tibet, I felt that my own Buddhist religion must be the best — and that other faiths were somehow inferior. Now I see how na├»ve I was, and how dangerous the extremes of religious intolerance can be today.

Though intolerance may be as old as religion itself, we still see vigorous signs of its virulence. In Europe, there are intense debates about newcomers wearing veils or wanting to erect minarets and episodes of violence against Muslim immigrants. Radical atheists issue blanket condemnations of those who hold to religious beliefs. In the Middle East, the flames of war are fanned by hatred of those who adhere to a different faith.

Such tensions are likely to increase as the world becomes more interconnected and cultures, peoples and religions become ever more entwined. The pressure this creates tests more than our tolerance — it demands that we promote peaceful coexistence and understanding across boundaries.

Granted, every religion has a sense of exclusivity as part of its core identity. Even so, I believe there is genuine potential for mutual understanding. While preserving faith toward one’s own tradition, one can respect, admire and appreciate other traditions.

An early eye-opener for me was my meeting with the Trappist monk Thomas Merton in India shortly before his untimely death in 1968. Merton told me he could be perfectly faithful to Christianity, yet learn in depth from other religions like Buddhism. The same is true for me as an ardent Buddhist learning from the world’s other great religions.

A main point in my discussion with Merton was how central compassion was to the message of both Christianity and Buddhism. In my readings of the New Testament, I find myself inspired by Jesus’ acts of compassion. His miracle of the loaves and fishes, his healing and his teaching are all motivated by the desire to relieve suffering.

I’m a firm believer in the power of personal contact to bridge differences, so I’ve long been drawn to dialogues with people of other religious outlooks. The focus on compassion that Merton and I observed in our two religions strikes me as a strong unifying thread among all the major faiths. And these days we need to highlight what unifies us.

Take Judaism, for instance. I first visited a synagogue in Cochin, India, in 1965, and have met with many rabbis over the years. I remember vividly the rabbi in the Netherlands who told me about the Holocaust with such intensity that we were both in tears. And I’ve learned how the Talmud and the Bible repeat the theme of compassion, as in the passage in Leviticus that admonishes, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

In my many encounters with Hindu scholars in India, I’ve come to see the centrality of selfless compassion in Hinduism too — as expressed, for instance, in the Bhagavad Gita, which praises those who “delight in the welfare of all beings.” I’m moved by the ways this value has been expressed in the life of great beings like Mahatma Gandhi, or the lesser-known Baba Amte, who founded a leper colony not far from a Tibetan settlement in Maharashtra State in India. There he fed and sheltered lepers who were otherwise shunned. When I received my Nobel Peace Prize, I made a donation to his colony.

Compassion is equally important in Islam — and recognizing that has become crucial in the years since Sept. 11, especially in answering those who paint Islam as a militant faith. On the first anniversary of 9/11, I spoke at the National Cathedral in Washington, pleading that we not blindly follow the lead of some in the news media and let the violent acts of a few individuals define an entire religion.

Let me tell you about the Islam I know. Tibet has had an Islamic community for around 400 years, although my richest contacts with Islam have been in India, which has the world’s second-largest Muslim population. An imam in Ladakh once told me that a true Muslim should love and respect all of Allah’s creatures. And in my understanding, Islam enshrines compassion as a core spiritual principle, reflected in the very name of God, the “Compassionate and Merciful,” that appears at the beginning of virtually each chapter of the Koran.

Finding common ground among faiths can help us bridge needless divides at a time when unified action is more crucial than ever. As a species, we must embrace the oneness of humanity as we face global issues like pandemics, economic crises and ecological disaster. At that scale, our response must be as one.

Harmony among the major faiths has become an essential ingredient of peaceful coexistence in our world. From this perspective, mutual understanding among these traditions is not merely the business of religious believers — it matters for the welfare of humanity as a whole.

Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is the author, most recently, of “Toward a True Kinship of Faiths: How the World’s Religions Can Come Together.”

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42 komentar:

  1. Admin,
    sebelume nge-post mbo dibaca dulu tha....

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    1. uda dibaca sih keiknya... tapi gak ngerti... wkwkwkwk

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    2. Ngertinya bahasa arab aja kayaknya.. ga ngerti bahasa inggris..wakakaka..

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    3. rupanya, muslim tidak takut berdusta yah?

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  2. betul, muhammad saw juga jadi biksu

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  3. tambahin lagi dong... seru nih... pas lg suntuk2nya tiba2 gak sengaja buka beginian,,, menghibur sekali... ampe ngakak guling2. wkwkwk... yang lebih seru dong, kaya bhrahma siva wisnu masuk islam,,, :D lucifer masuk islam... :D gaban.sariban masuk islam, naruto masuk islam, doraemon masuk islam,ternyata kita veda terinspirasi dari al quran, tripitaka terinsipirasi dari al quran. segitu dulu,,, nanti gw baca2 lagi. lumayan banget,,, asli jadi bisa ketawa2 nih. hehehehe,,, q sudah bantu buat judulnya,,, kk yang jago ngarang nya gw blom bs lagi berlatih bikin yang beginian.

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    1. menarik sekali bro, kisah kelahirannya pun juga diuber2 raja kejam
      Yesus - Herodes
      Krisna - Kansa

      pernah baca juga doa dengan menyebut nama2 malaikat kristen ngga ubahnya dengan menyebut nama2 dewa yunani
      co. Mikhael, malaikat perang. tak ubahnya menyebut nama Mars(Ares), dewa perang

      :D

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    2. layak dipertimbangkan,,,paganisme menyembah dewa matahari/dewa surya (yg dlm bhs inggris SUN) SUNDAY artinya,hari matahari,sedangkan umat kristen bersembahyang di hari minggu/sunday,hingga minggu menjdi Ihari libur internasional...

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    3. hahaha kog persepsi di sama2in kayak gitu...dasar otak dokma seperti itu. kayak teroris yang bunuh orang karena halal.. kwkwkw
      kalau gitu yang bener ini juga kalee ya?
      http://wirajhana-eka.blogspot.com/2008/08/bhavisya-purana-purana-hindu-yang.html

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    4. @wiropendekarmuslim

      silahkan antum baca artikel lain di blog ini, bahwa dewa Syiwa sesungguhnya adalah seorang muslim

      alhamdulillah....

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  4. Admin yth....
    harusnya sebelum ngepot, tolong dibaca dulu beritanya, kalo ga bisa bahasa inggris ya pake google translate lah...
    malu2in banget -_-

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  5. BENAR TIDAKNYA ITU AKAN SULIT DI MENGERTI DENGAN NALAR MANUSIA,AKAN TETAPI MAHLUK-MAHLUK KAFIR AKAN KEBAKARAN JENGGOT KEREPOTAN DENGAN KEBENARAN ISLAM...BUKTI FAKTA NYATA,SEKARANG SAYA BERTEMAN SAMA ORANG AMERIKA,TERNYATA WARGA AMERIKA BERBONDONG-BONDONG MASUK ISLAM SECARA DIAM-DIAM,DI KARENAKAN BUKTI NYATA BAHWA ISLAM ITU AGAMA YANG SEBENARNYA,SETELAH MENGKAJI SEDALAM-DALAMNYA TENTANG ISLAM...

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    1. Sumpah bro lu kebanyakan bcaot begony lu keliatan bener gw merasa kasian sama lu bro begony lu ampun2 ga ketolongan lain kali baca dulu br kmen bego amat seh lu

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    2. lu kaya orang pinter sedunia...serius gw baca comen lu ngacoooo...justru itu banyak kekurangan lu,, lu ga bisa intropeksi diri...ni blog yg banyak comen lu doang..gw salut lu terlalu pinter,,dibalik comen lu banyak banget kekurangan luuu... coba lu renung apa lu da bener ,,,kasian gw liat lu...ga suka yuk kita ketemuan?

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    3. comment si koji no itu2 melulu, gak kreatif kaya admin blog ini
      wakakakakakk

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    4. koji kontol jijik. jadi loe merasa benar klo dalai lama masuk islam? loe sekolah apa gak sih?

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  6. BENAR TIDAKNYA ITU AKAN SULIT DI MENGERTI DENGAN NALAR MANUSIA,AKAN TETAPI MAHLUK-MAHLUK KAFIR AKAN KEBAKARAN JENGGOT KEREPOTAN DENGAN KEBENARAN ISLAM...BUKTI FAKTA NYATA,SEKARANG SAYA BERTEMAN SAMA ORANG AMERIKA,TERNYATA WARGA AMERIKA BERBONDONG-BONDONG MASUK ISLAM SECARA DIAM-DIAM,DI KARENAKAN BUKTI NYATA BAHWA ISLAM ITU AGAMA YANG SEBENARNYA,SETELAH MENGKAJI SEDALAM-DALAMNYA TENTANG ISLAM...

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    1. ini lagi....
      komennya ditempat yang nggak pas...

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    2. Alasan orang Amerika masuk Islam cuman ada 2 saja, pertama-tama kalo ga untuk mememata-matai islam itu sendiri, ya karena mrpkn tuntutan syarat calon bininya yang inlander muslim agar bisa dinikahi.
      Jujur saja, rasanya sulit dipercaya orang yang sudah memiliki logika yang kuat mau dengan sadar tanpa paksaan meng-imani islam yang ajarannya banyak yang tidak masuk akal. Apalagi amerika yang menjadi sentimen negatif kalo tidak bisa dikatakan musuh islam.

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  7. subannallah, sudah kuduga beliau ini nantinya akan menjadi muallaf, ternyata kejadian.

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    1. tolong dibaca artikelnya dengan benar....
      apa salahnya muji2 nabi agama lain????

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    2. Turunan onta mana taunya cuman bahasa arab bro. Hahahahahaahahaha...

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    3. hahahahhahhahahahahhahahahhahahahhahahhah begokkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk gak ngerti inggris cuman baca judul indon nya aja.

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  8. Tahukah anda?

    Kolor Ijo sebenarnya adalah seorang Arab beragama Islam yang sudah bergelar haji. Nama aslinya Qaul, setelah naik haji namanya menjadi Haji Qaul, atau dalam bahasa Arab dipanggil Qaul Ar-Haj.

    Karena kesulitan menyebut nama beliau, orang-orang kafir yahudi kemudian menyebut Qaul Ar-Haj sebagai Kolor Ijo

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    1. wakakakakaakakakakakakakakakakakakakakkkka

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  9. praise, puji, muhammad

    the lord, tuhan, allah

    kristen2 pada bilang puji tuhan, aslinya mau bilang oh muhammad, oh allah, tapi malu

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  10. PAUS BENEDIK JUGA MASUK ISLAM....

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  11. oo..pantes dalai lama bener2 lama gak keliatan..
    soalnya sibuk numbuhin jenggot n minta bantuan nuklir dari iran utk perang ama china..,

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    1. the next teroris????
      hehehehe

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    2. wakakaka.. jadi pengen liat dalai lama ada jenggot panjang..

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  12. Ini postingan judul berita yang memalukan, seharusnya harus diketahui dan difahami dengan benar apa konten berita-nya. Harus segera dihapus sebelum menjadi fitnah yang akan terus menyebar.

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  13. Beriman boleh saja tpi pke nalar dong mas

    Jangan sampai" terjebak pada fanatik sempit yg justru mengekang hidup anda dalam kebodohan... ckckckck

    lagian org" yg dpost di sini tunggu berkarya n hebat dulu "baru" masuk Islam...

    mana org yg "memang" muslim trus emang bner" berkarya untuk dunia? Posting jga dong... Itu bru inspirasi

    prihatin saya... - -"

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  14. seru euy beritanya. Bravo muslim

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  15. adam,hawa,musa,abraham,salomo,daud,yesus,paus,dalai lama,sampe engkongnya pak rt yg suka kecepirit masuk eslam.semua
    prokprokprok

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  16. HORMAT DAN PUJI SYUKUR KAMI PADA JUNJUNGAN BESAR NABI MUHAMMAD SAW

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    1. g salah bro puji syukurnya ke nabi?

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  17. Sangat kreatif mengganti judulnya.
    Teks ini diambil dari The New York Times edisi 24 Mei 2010, sebagai pesan Waisak, untuk toleransi antar agama.
    Dalai Lama memuji semua agama!
    Lihat:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/opinion/25gyatso.html?_r=0

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  18. Oon banget ya adminnya, ini membuktikan semua berita yg dipostingnya tidak benar semua ...
    Kasim

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  19. aneh semuanya kok penemu serba islam?
    bikin ketawa sajah....

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  20. admin tolol ga penah makan bangku sekolah (X____X)
    Sekalian tulis film bokep temuan muslim juga..!

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  21. AGAN2 SEKALIAN, ITU BERITANYA BENAR LOH,,, KALAU NGA SALAH SEPERTI YANG PERNAH SAYA DENGAR DARI TEMAN2, NAMA MUALLAF DALAI LAMA IALAH ALTHAMADIN SEN CING PING ????????????

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