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Dear Michael:

Thank you for your comments. We will publish them along with the others.

We believe that Norm's criticism is justified, because as a leader, the Dalai Lama is supposed to set an example for others to follow and reach beyond themselves to achieve at least what the leader has achieved.

None of us are perfect, but when we move into a leadership position, we need to very carefully weigh our actions, and consider how they will effect others. Jesus always set a higher example for others to follow and even told us to be perfect as our Father in heaven is perfect, and went on to say that we should be able to do even greater works than He was able to do. By the mixed messages of his actions, the Dalai Lama is sending just the opposite message.

We also disagree with your statement about the animals already being dead.  The Dalai Lama may not have killed them directly, but because of the menu more animals had to be killed to meet the demand, and this would have been avoided if the Dalai Lama had insisted upon a vegetarian meal.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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