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Transcript of spirituality
Bono - Christian
As the lead singer of U2, one of the most popular and influential rock bands of the last 30 years, Bono is a figure adored and admired both within and outside of the music industry. As a rock star, his music with U2 has earned him legions of devoted fans across the world, whilst as a humanitarian and crusader for the world's poor, co-founder of organisations such as DATA and the ONE Campaign, he has gained deep respect from politicians and global statesmen as well as music fans. His rare ability to effectively straddle the spheres of both entertainment and politics remains rivaled by few in the realm of popular culture, and his determination to change the world for the better continues to inspire millions on both sides of the political divide.
It's perhaps unsurprising that Bono's unusual adult existence was preceded by a less-than-ordinary upbringing. Born in the north Dublin suburb of Ballymun, May 10, 1960, Paul Hewson was the second child of Catholic father Brendan Robert Hewson (always called Bobby), and Protestant mother Iris Elizabeth Rankin – a highly unusual arrangement in then deeply sectarian Ireland. As a child Paul Hewson was a precocious, outspoken and thoughtful boy whose early experiences did much to shape his later life as one of the most important figures in Irish history.
But at the age of 14, he suffered a tragic and devastating loss when his mother died of a brain hemorrhage whilst attending the funeral of her own father.
From this point onwards, Paul's home life became considerably traumatic. Despite his father's attempts to hold the family together, Bono claims that he and Bob Hewson "didn't get on very well." As a result, father and son never enjoyed a particularly close relationship. In fact, Bono would later claim that the inarticulate Bob Hewson's unspoken message to his children was "to dream is to be disappointed." The singer has often cited this as a key reason for his forming such big ambitions and becoming even more determined to follow his dreams.
Dalai Lama - Buddhist
His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, describes himself as a simple Buddhist monk. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet. He was born on 6 July 1935, to a farming family, in a small hamlet located in Taktser, Amdo, northeastern Tibet. At the very young age of two, the child who was named Lhamo Dhondup at that time, was recognized as the reincarnation of the previous 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso.
In 1950 His Holiness was called upon to assume full political power after China's invasion of Tibet in 1949/50. In 1954, he went to Beijing for peace talks with Mao Zedong and other Chinese leaders, including Deng Xiaoping and Chou Enlai. But finally, in 1959, with the brutal suppression of the Tibetan national uprising in Lhasa by Chinese troops, His Holiness was forced to escape into exile. Since then he has been living in Dharamsala, northern India.
His Holiness has travelled to more than 67 countries spanning 6 continents. He has received over 150 awards, honorary doctorates, prizes, etc., in recognition of his message of peace, non-violence, inter-religious understanding, universal responsibility and compassion. He has also authored or co-authored more than 110 books.
As far back as 1969, His Holiness has made clear that concerned people should decide whether the Dalai Lama’s reincarnations should continue in the future. However, in the absence of clear guidelines, should the concerned public express a strong wish for the Dalai Lamas to continue, there is an obvious risk of vested political interests misusing the reincarnation system to fulfill their own political agenda. Therefore, on 24 September 2011, clear guidelines were drawn up to recognize the next Dalai Lama, so that there is no room for doubt or deception.
Dalai Lama Bono
How is the Dalai Lama spiritual?
The Dalai Lama fled from Tibet (where he was born, taught and meant to teach Buddhists) because of the Chinese invasion. Even though he no longer is in his country he continues to teach Buddhism to people in India, America, and many, many other countries. He also gives lectures on peace and aims to return to Tibet one day.
How is Bono spiritual?
Bono is a activist and travels around the world to poor places, sings songs about problems currently happening and hosts concerts to raise money for the poor. He has founded many organizations like DATA and the ONE campaign As well as illustrating Bono's staggering amount of energy and commitment, these initiatives have earned Bono numerous honours and awards. He was presented with the Free Your Mind Award at the MTV Europe Awards in Dublin, in acknowledgement of his work on behalf of the Jubilee 2000 project; he received a knighthood in Britain, the Légion d'honneur in France, and at least two nominations on separate occasions for the Nobel Peace Prize. He has also had various degrees bestowed on him from some of the world's top universities, and has sat as the editor for the publications Vanity Fair (USA) and the Independent newspaper (UK).
Bono's sayings reflect the same meanings as the gospel
In this song, Bono sings "baby baby baby, won't you light my way". This relates to when you are lost and you need help to make your way back to God.
The Dalai lama's sayings reflect the same meanings as the gospel
In this video, the Dalai Lama says that having 1 million dollars will not give you any inner peace, it will only give you more pressure, anxiety and sometimes more jealousy. He also says that inner peace is the ultimate source of happiness.
by Tomasz Porebski
The Dalai Lama is widely known as the leader of Buddhism. He has traveled to more than 67 countries, holding at least three audiences a week. He teaches about peace, compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, contentment and self-discipline. He has also authored or co-authored more than 110 books and received more than 150 awards including a Nobel Prize. The Dalai Lama is also recognized as one of the wisest men.
The Dalai Lama's impact on the world.
Bono sings about political problems and these songs are composed to create an atmosphere of questioning, "Why couldn't this happen?" He sings his songs in a way that instigates world changes. This is his way of making a better world. He has many fans because of how he performs. He once chose a girl from the audience to come on stage and dance with him and he does many other things for the fans' appreciation. He uses money from concerts to help fund charities. His influence also has persuaded many to follow in his footsteps.
Bono's impact over the world