What is the best religion?
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Leonardo Boff asks Dalai Lama ...

"In a round table discussion about religion and freedom in which Dalai Lama
and myself were participating at recess I maliciously, and also with interest, asked him: 

“Your holiness, what is the best religion?”

I thought he would say: “The Tibetan Buddhism” or “The oriental religions, much older than Christianity.”

The Dalai Lama paused, smiled and looked me in the eyes …. which surprised me because I knew of the malice contained in my question.

He answered:
 “The best religion is the one that gets you closest to God. It is the one that makes you a better person.”

To get out of my embarrassment with such a wise answer, I asked: “What is it that makes me better?”

He responded:
“Whatever makes you
more compassionate,
more sensible,
more detached,
more loving,
more humanitarian,
more responsible,
more ethical.”
“The religion that will do that for you is the best religion”

I was silent for a moment, marveling and even today thinking of his wise and irrefutable response:

“I am not interested, my friend, about your religion or if you are religious or not.

“What really is important to me is your behavior in front of your peers, family, work, community, and in front of the world.

“Remember, the universe is the echo of our actions and our thoughts.”

“The law of action and reaction is not exclusively for physics. It is also of human relations. 
If I act with goodness, I will receive goodness. 
If I act with evil, I will get evil.”

“What our grandparents told us is the pure truth. You will always have what you desire for others. Being happy is not a matter of destiny. It is a matter of options.”

Finally he said:
“Take care of your Thoughts because they become Words.
Take care of your Words because they will become Actions.
Take care of your Actions because they will become Habits.
Take care of your Habits because they will form your Character.
Take care of your Character because it will form your Destiny,
and your Destiny will be your Life

… and …
“There is no religion higher than the Truth.”"



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"لئوناردو باف يک پژوهشگر دينى معروف در برزيل است. متن زير، نوشته اوست
در ميزگردى که درباره «دين و آزادى» برپا شده بود و دالايى‌لاما هم در آن حضور داشت
من با کنجکاوى، والبته کمى بدجنسى، از او پرسيدم : عالیجناب،بهترين دين کدام است؟
خودم فکر کردم که او لابد خواهد گفت: «بودايى» يا اديان شرقى که خيلى قديمى‌تر از مسيحيت هستند
دالايى‌لاما کمى درنگ کرد، لبخندى زد و به چشمان من خيره شد ...
و آنگاه گفت : بهترين دين، آن است که از شما آدم بهترى بسازد
من که از چنين پاسخ خردمندانه‌اى شرمنده شده بودم، پرسيدم : آنچه مرا انسان بهترى مى‌سازد چيست؟
او پاسخ داد :هر چيز که شما را دل‌رحم‌تر، فهميده‌تر، مستقل‌تر، بى‌طرف‌تر، بامحبت‌تر، انسان دوست‌تر، با مسئوليت‌تر و اخلاقى‌تر سازد.
دينى که اين کار را براى شما بکند، بهترين دين است
من لحظه‌اى ساکت ماندم و به حرف‌هاى خردمندانه او انديشيدم. به نظر من پيامى که در پشت حرف‌هاى او قرار دارد چنين است
دوست من! اين که تو به چه دينى اعتقاد دارى و يا اين که اصلاً به هيچ دينى اعتقاد ندارى، براى من اهميت ندارد
آنچه براى من اهميت دارد، رفتار تو در خانه، در خانواده، در محل کار، در جامعه ودر کل جهان است
به ياد داشته باش، عالم هستى بازتاب اعمال و افکار ماست.قانون عمل و عکس‌العمل فقط منحصر به فيزيک نيست بلکه در روابط انسانى هم صادق است"
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