There is actually a lesson in here for us, about the need to know the cultures that the OT and NT were written in, to really be able to understand what the writers are saying.
Wrong kind of Buddhism - joke only works for Zen.
Well, I told you it was corny...
I had a friend who was Jodo Shinshu Buddhist and believed basically the same thing.
While visiting a Japanese Church in Chiba Ken, I told a joke. All the Americans immediately after giving the punch line started laughing. The Japanese sat there silent.About twenty minutes later during the Bible Study one Japanese girl busts out laughing. Everyone focuses on her and a translator leans over to me saying she is saying she now gets the joke!
That was funny.I like Dalai. Quite the peace loving guy. Yet, he needs Christ in the same way we all do. I pray he sees himself as a sinner one day, and sees the Cross of Jesus as the only victory for sin, and calls out to our risen Lord. Amen.