Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bill Clinton at Gay Awards speaks of interdependence

In accepting the Advocate for Change Award at the 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles, Bill Clinton effectively expressed the Buddhist concept of interbeing taught by Thich Nhat Hanh. Clinton said:

“You have helped me come to the place where I am today. That's why you are the true agents of change. But we have all learned in our interdependent society, in our increasingly interdependent world that whenever people anywhere are denied any rights, it diminishes us all. That's why we were so gripped to our television after those bombs exploded at the Boston marathon. That 8-year-old child was our child. And the same is true here.”

Watch Clinton's eloquent support of gay rights:

Watch Thich Nhat Hanh explain interbeing:


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