Macca receives spiritual book from Dalai Lama ahead of Israel gig

September 24th, 2008 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI  

Paul McCartney

Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Sir Paul McCartney has received a special gift from the Dalai Lama to help him through his controversial Israel gig a spiritual book.

The Tibetan spiritual leader has sent a copy of The Universe In A Single Atom to the ex-Beatle to help him relate Buddhist philosophy to modern times.

The veteran musician is scheduled to play a concert in Israel’’s capital Tel Aviv on Sep 25, despite suicide bombers threatening to target the event.

“I think we”re at a very interesting stage in human development and I just hope for the best and I”m optimistic about it. I”m not so much religious as someone who likes to think I take the best from many religions: the best of what they all have to say. They obviously have a lot of things in common, Contactmusic quoted McCartney, as saying.

He added: “I always think of myself as spiritual rather than religious. But I do feel that the world is a magnificent place and that we are blessed to be on it.” (ANI)

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