letters to the west: Where you can give money

12 August 2007

Dear friends and relations —

A caring and generous person emailed me in response to the first letter, asking where i would recommend they could donate to help the Tibetan cause.

The thought and the feeling is appreciated.

I was even very tempted to tell you some orgs that i am working with who could very much use your money — and it would help my work also.

But - if money would help this, it would have been fixed a long time ago.

Here are some possible donations you can make:

Every morning, for only three days, picture strongly in your mind one of the following:

OK? This is what you can give to Tibet: to think about only one of these things, just for a few minutes every day. And imagine that for many people ... friends of mine, who are now friends of yours ... it is their day, it is their life.

Holiness Dalai Lama didn't say

If our struggle through nonviolence with a large influx of donations succeeds, we will be creating a new way to solve problems and conflicts and thereby serve the interests of the entire human community.

He said

If our struggle through nonviolence with a compassionate feeling succeeds, we will be creating a new way to solve problems and conflicts and thereby serve the interests of the entire human community.

Sadly, and frustratedly,
your friend,

— james

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