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Putting the Dalai Lama on mute for a lil bit.


How many times has each of us thought, at one time or another, boy, if humans could just be more kind, considerate and fair, and less fearful and cruel and unjust and petty, we could make the world such a groovy place? I mean, why is the incarnation of the Avalokiteshvara himself hedging his bets on this? Especially if he's sure a change in our internal natures is inevitable enough that he says "when" rather than "if?"

In a Moment of Truth, Jeff Dorchen goes in on the Dalai Lama for a mostly unhelpful social media post, and imagines a world in which "each of us learns to appreciate the critical importance of ethics and makes inner values like compassion and patience an integral part of our basic outlook on life" doesn't really do much besides clog the timeline.

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Jeff Dorchen

According to his contacts on LinkedIn, Jeff Dorchen can do just about anything. He’s a visual artist, songwriter/musician, actor, essayist, poet, playwright and screenwriter.


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