The Dalai Lama supports gay rights, and once said, “If two males or two females voluntarily agree to have mutual satisfaction without further implication of harming others, then it is okay.“
Potala palace in Tibet has been the official residence of the Dalai Lama’s since the 7th century until 1959. The palace is the highest in the world and visitors are asked to acclimatize themselves before entering, as they are not allowed to take oxygen supplies into the palace for fear of fire.
The world’s first Buddhist ruler, Emperor Ashoka, who ruled India form 274-232 BCE, was the first ruler in human history to ban slavery, the death penalty, animal cruelty, and deforestation. He even advocated gender equality in education and religious institutions.
There are no KFCs in Tibet in part because the Dalai Lama wrote them a letter explaining how the mass slaughter of chickens violated Tibet’s traditional values.
Most of the Japanese say that they are Buddhists and most of them don’t believe in Buddha.
The meditation mantra “Om” is recognized by many religions as the primordial sound present at the creation of the universe.
Buddha refused to answer 14 specific questions.