By Isabel Losada
'Sometimes you simply need to do anything, do not you? occasionally an injustice comes alongside and also you imagine 'No, this can't be', and instead of simply flip off the television, you recognize it is time to act' So starts off Isabel Losada's awesome "For Tibet With Love" during which she explores no matter if it is attainable for a standard individual to alter the area, a little, and if anything so critical might be completed with pleasure in one's center. From visits to Nepal and Tibet, to conferences with the chinese language ambassador and Tibetan awareness-raising teams, Isabel single-handedly hatches a beautiful PR coup regarding Nelson's Column, a fifteen metre banner and a base-jumping parachutist that captured headlines around the globe. after which she meets the Dalai Lama. hot and humorous, relocating and thought-provoking, the miraculous "For Tibet With Love" celebrates the truth that we will be able to make a distinction.
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Yes. But I have lived here for some years. ” “Incidentally, I meant to tell you to buy Diamox. It’s a drug that may keep you alive at altitude. Loads of people die every year, you know. ” “Everyone keeps telling me. And some people come back safely, I presume? ’ So I wasn’t going to take any. Oh, OK. ” “Diamox. ” “Er, no thanks. Places to go, you know. ” “It must be in your karma. ” “My karma or his? For good deeds in a previous life? ” “If you say so. ” CLOSED GATES I strolled through the hot muddy streets.
Yes, of course. ” “There are so many things that I can’t get my head around. . ” She laughed. ” I don’t think I was telling her anything that she didn’t already know. Where had she found such calm in the face of all this? She smiled, “When the Dalai Lama announced the verification of the new incarnation of the Panchen Lama, the Chinese accused him of breaking the rules and of not abiding by the correct procedures. ” I smiled idiotically. “You have to re- The Beginning of the Beginning 23 member that, in the nineteenth century, Westerners went into China and broke down the system and government and the economy for their own interests.
My new friend felt like this to me. As if, to use a Christian phrase, he had “died to himself ” and just become a vehicle of kindness. He was laughing and smiling, and yet I felt as if he wasn’t there. Even his name, Khenpo, is not a name but a role—the closest translation or academic equivalent being Professor. It was as if a Western doctor just called himself Doctor and was so fully identified with the role that he ceased to have a self-identity beyond it. ” And if he was not himself connected with himself, then how could I connect with him?
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