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Re: The Price of Truth

May 27, 1997 08:27 PM
by M K Ramadoss

At 08:13 PM 5/27/97 -0400, Gerald Schueler wrote:
>>The Dalai Lama will be speaking near the Los Angeles
>>area. The charge is $200 for good seats and $100 for seats
>>that aren't as good. Can I judge him as wrong for giving
>>a program that charges money? Was it unfair that members
>>of the local Tibetan group could get the $200 tickets for
>>$100, a special offer that was not available to the
>>general public?
>No and no.  I learned a long time ago that if things are
>given away too easily, they are held in contemp (or at
>least with small respect).  People only respect what
>they have to pay for (money, time, sweat, or

   May be my situation is not normal. All the best things have happened to
me with no expense on my part - money, time, sweat or whatever. So in my
turn I tend to view it the same way when I can help anyone. The extent to
which they benefit is something over which I have no control.

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