I am a spiritual person but do not follow any organized religion. There is one religious leader that I particularly admire. That would be the Dalai Lama of Tibet. He is a globally recognized and respected religious leader who seems genuine; a human being who exudes humility and non-violent compassion. Thanks to my friend and inspiring mentor, Michael Tobias, I once had the opportunity to attend an event in which the Dalai Lama was the guest of honor. He dresses simply and projects a wonderful kind of charisma and kindness. He was warm and laughed easily. I found him very likeable.
You have to like a person of the Dalai Lama's influence and stature, who is able to express himself candidly and laugh about something as mundane as farting.
|The Dalai Lama and a young friend|
Here is a link to the wonderful video that features the Dalai Lama imparting his wisdom on the nature of happiness and also on the very human predilection to pass gas... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUEkDc_LfKQ