Today’s quote is from Richard Gere–actor, activist, chairman of the board of directors for the International Campaign for Tibet, and director of the Gere Foundation, which “awards grants to groups that are dedicated to the cultural preservation of Tibet and the Tibetan people; [and is] dedicated to providing HIV/AIDS care, research and treatment and to those organizations addressing human rights violations throughout the world.” This is it:
You know how most of us, when we’re doing our meditation, and we hear a sound, or a human voice, or someone’s knocking on the door, we go, ’Fuck!‘? Well, [Jeffrey Hopkins'] teacher’s first impulse was–(*snaps fingers*)–Ah, a sentient being! Ah! A sentient being!