Dalai Lama warns of inner ugliness

THE Dalai Lama captivated thousands in Sydney with his preachings on vanity, birth control and the imperative of truth and conviction as necessary means to stem global violence.

His holiness joked and laughed about the modern-day habits of the western world but always brought the discussion back to one central topic: infinite compassion, unbiased compassion, real compassion.

He gave a public talk to a packed house of 6500 onlookers at The Dome in Sydney Olympic Park – a late addition to his five-day schedule of meditation teachings that ends tomorrow.

Couples often find love in one another through external attraction, the Tibetan leader said, but that will eventually wear off, leaving them with the inevitable focus on “the inner ugliness”.

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