Source: Powerpoint & Jewish Rabbi's Blog -
In a round table discussion about religion and freedom which Leonardo Boff ('LB') and Dalai Lama ('DL') were participating at recess.
LB asked DL "Your Holiness, what is the best religion?"
LB thought DL would say "Tibetan Buddhism" or "The Oriental Religion, much older than Christianity".
DL smiled and looked into LB's eyes replied "The best religion is the one that gets you closer to God. It is the one that makes you a better person."
LB challenged DL "What is it that makes me a better person?"
"Whatever makes you
"The religion that will do that for you is the best religion."
"I am not interested, my friend, about your religion or if you are religious or not. What really is important to me is your behaviour in front of your peers, family, work, community, and in front of the world. Remember, the universe is the echo of our actions and thoughts."
"The law of action and reaction (aka Karma) 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 opinion."
"Take care of your Thoughts because they become Words.
Take care of your Words because they become Actions.
Take care of your Actions because they 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."
"There is no religion higher than THE Truth."