Sharon Stone:

“Of course, I have. Well, you know, it’s very interesting, because at first I’m, you know I’m unhappy about the way Chinese are treating the Tibetans because I don’t think anyone should be unkind to anyone else.
And so, I’ve had been very concerned about how to think and what to do about that, because I don’t like that.
And then I’ve been this, you know, concerned about, oh how should we deal with the Olympics because they’re not being nice to Dalai Lama, who’s a good friend of mine.
And then all this earthquake, and all this stuff happened, I thought, is that Karma?
When you are not nice, the bad things happen to you?

And then I got a letter from the Tibetan foundation that they wanted to go and be helpful, and that made me cry.
And they asked me if I would write a quote about that and I said I would.
That it was a big lesson to me that sometimes you have to learn to put your head down and be of service even to people who aren’t nice to you.
And that was a big lesson for me.”

De open vraag blijft, inhoeverre je kan/mag zeggen dat een ramp het resultaat is van slechte karma, de zonden van de voorouders, eigen schuld enzovoorts.

Dit zijn de feiten:
De Grote Dam bij de Yangtze staat vanaf het begin ter discussie  omdat het gebouwd werd in aardbevingsgebied.
Onafhankelijke chinese bloggers hebben melding gemaakt van rellen door burgers die erachter kwamen dat hun ingestortte flat was gebouwd met ondeugdelijk materiaal onder het oog van corrupte ambtenaren.
Vanouds werd er in China geloofd, dat natuurgeweld een teken was van het ongenoegen van de Hemel met betrekking tot ondeugdelijk bestuur van het land, dit geloof wordt weerspiegeld door uitspraken op chinese blogs over de ‘vloek van de Fuwa’.


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