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There are 46 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Oct 10, 2012, titled Charlottesville Prepares for Dalai Lama Visit - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and W.... In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Charlottesville is preparing for a visit from the Dalai Lama. Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, will make two appearances Thursday in the downtown area.

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Twoby4

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Oct 10, 2012
incense sales are going through the roof
Taylor

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Oct 10, 2012
His Holiness? Poof.
God isn't real.
He's not my spiritual leader.
buyerbeware

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Oct 10, 2012
Why no cameras or cell phone cameras?
Wise One

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Oct 10, 2012
Taylor wrote:
His Holiness? Poof.
God isn't real.
He's not my spiritual leader.
God is real but this person is a JOKE. If you don't belive in God then MAN you got a rude awaken for you when you leave this world and you will leave this world one day and I hate to be in your shoes. Just saying not preaching. Don't hate but sometimes the truth hurts. You better start reading the bible and going to church and get out of that sinful world.
Wise One

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Oct 10, 2012
WASTE OF CHARLOTTESVILLE TAX PAYING MONEY AND TIME. This guy is leading them down the wrong road. Just saying. Maybe they should block of the roads again.
Taylor

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Oct 10, 2012
Wise One wrote:
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God is real but this person is a JOKE. If you don't belive in God then MAN you got a rude awaken for you when you leave this world and you will leave this world one day and I hate to be in your shoes. Just saying not preaching. Don't hate but sometimes the truth hurts. You better start reading the bible and going to church and get out of that sinful world.
Are you tripping?
One Man

Charlottesville, VA

#7 Oct 10, 2012
City leaders made haste, and forthwith erected an altar, upon which they burnt incense, and they prostrated themselves.
Butcher

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Oct 10, 2012
What the heck does the Dali Lama know about healthcare?

Crane

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Oct 10, 2012
Why do we care?!?! WTFC
You Are Kidding

Penn Laird, VA

#10 Oct 10, 2012
Please be aware of the following information regarding the visit of the Dalai Lama on Thursday, October 11, 2012.
All city offices will be open.
The Voter Registrar's Office will be open from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. to accommodate voters and those wishing to register to vote.
You're kidding!! A RELIGIOUS FIGURE from another country is coming to Charlottesville and you are not going to close the government/taxpayer owned city offices and the citizens of this country are actually going to be able to continue to register to vote in the upcoming election???? Wow. Just WOW!

The Dolly Llama will not be pleased. I bet if someone like that peasant, the Rev. Billy Graham, came to town you would close all the government offices and block off streets for him.
You Are Kidding

Penn Laird, VA

#11 Oct 10, 2012
Taylor wrote:
His Holiness? Poof.
God isn't real.
He's not my spiritual leader.
The Dolly Llama doesn't believe in God either, so what's your problem with him???.
Foe

Penn Laird, VA

#14 Oct 10, 2012
Taylor wrote:
His Holiness? Poof.
God isn't real.
He's not my spiritual leader.
Do Buddhist believe in god?

No, we do not. There are several reasons for this. The Buddha, like modern sociologists and psychologists, believed that religious ideas and especially the god idea have their origin in fear. The Buddha says:

"Gripped by fear men go to the sacred mountains,
sacred groves, sacred trees and shrines".

http://www.buddhanet.net/ans73.htm

Q. Does the Dalai Lama believe in God?
A. The Dalai Lama in his books openly said that he doesn't believe in God. Since he is Buddhist this is not a surprise as the Buddha himself saw no need for belief in a deity.
best and brightest

United States

#15 Oct 10, 2012
hey foe, this forum is here for people to demonstrate their uninformed ignorance, not for facts and common sense.
the people commenting here love fascism and would be as quick to persecute the dalai lama as the chinese governemnt, if given the chance...
they have no appreciation for the freedom of speech they have in this forum which is shared with visitors who have no such rights in their homeland.
heh

Charlottesville, VA

#16 Oct 10, 2012
Wise One wrote:
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I hate to be in your shoes
Your shoes come with you?
thinking free

Richmond, VA

#17 Oct 10, 2012
Wise One wrote:
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God is real but this person is a JOKE. If you don't belive in God then MAN you got a rude awaken for you when you leave this world and you will leave this world one day and I hate to be in your shoes. Just saying not preaching. Don't hate but sometimes the truth hurts. You better start reading the bible and going to church and get out of that sinful world.
If God is real, prove it. Maybe the devil is real as evidenced by all the killing and maiming around the world, lots of which is promoted by the US gubment, but God? Tell kids who suffer from extreme abuse about God, see what they say.
Porknbeans

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Oct 10, 2012
Strolling along the Downtown Mall, the Dalai Lama walks up to a hot dog stand and says,
"Make me a vegan, one with everything."
He gets his vegan hot dog, then asks for his change.
The vendor replies,"Change comes from within."
Welcome to Charlottesville.
Liberalace

Charlottesville, VA

#20 Oct 10, 2012
buyerbeware wrote:
Why no cameras or cell phone cameras?
Bootleggers, of course. It is well known that acolytes of the Dalia Lama sell bootlegged copies in record stores and on street corners. Complementary marketing with incense. Coran Capshaw saw this opportunity and said: "If you're going to use MY pavilion, then I am going to sell the DVDs and CDs." Coming in 2013: "DLB (Dalai Lama Band) Live at the Pavilion"; DVD and CD $49.95 (from LiveNation, with a complimentary DLB t-shirt and hemp keychain). First 10,000 purchasers also get a "I've Got the Body of a God (Buddha)" t-shirt as well.

R.I.P.: Alex Karras (just go, already!)
GOD

Charlottesville, VA

#22 Oct 10, 2012
thinking free wrote:
<quoted text>If God is real, prove it. Maybe the devil is real as evidenced by all the killing and maiming around the world, lots of which is promoted by the US gubment, but God? Tell kids who suffer from extreme abuse about God, see what they say.
Yes I'm real. You are there on the earth for a reason. To live and share with each other. I have given you this choice and you do not want to use it. We will deal with your wisdom in due time.
Really

Waynesboro, VA

#23 Oct 10, 2012
Classic Charlottesville. They'll let anyone come speak. Waste of money.
thinking free

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Oct 10, 2012
GOD wrote:
<quoted text>Yes I'm real. You are there on the earth for a reason. To live and share with each other. I have given you this choice and you do not want to use it. We will deal with your wisdom in due time.
OOOOOOOOOOOOo, I'm scared, of course it is time Halloween, thats when a real boogyman will be out. Your boogyman is in your head, too bad.

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