Some attendees said they camped out in front of the box office for 20 to 30 hours to get tickets.
Asked his thoughts on whether the Internet isolates people, he said, "I have no experience with the Internet. I don't know. Next question."
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"Sorry," the 73 year old said at one point. "I've become old. My English also (has) become older."
"He's a spokesman for the world and I think he's a catalyst for world peace, compassion and the Tibetan freedom movement and he needs to be listened to," she said.
"You know, what I love about him is he is always happy and he has an infectious laugh," she said. "Just being in his presence is a blessing."
That remark garnered a roar of laughter from the crowd.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama gestures to a sold out crowd at the Greek Theater at UC Berkeley on Saturday April 25, 2009. He was in town to help break ground on the Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies at UC Berkeley. (Doug Oakley/Staff)BERKELEY Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, struggled with his English and a touch of the flu Saturday, but he still kept a crowd of more than 6,000 focused and laughing as he talked about peace through compassion at UC Berkeley's Greek Theatre.
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Back on his feet in five days, the Dalai Lama said he was surprised to hear his surgeon say he had the body of a man of 60. "Taking care of (your) inner peace is one of the best medications without much money."
Scalpers on Craigslist were selling tickets for $150 Saturday.
by the American Himalayan Foundation and the Richard C. Blum Center for Developing Economies. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, founded AHF to help the Tibetan people and the center that bears his name to find solutions to global poverty. Blum, UC Chancellor Robert Birgeneau and actress Sharon Stone, who sits on the board of directors of AHF, all gave remarks before the Dalai Lama's talk.
He was also asked for his advice to students approaching graduation. "After finishing your studies, you have to find jobs and eventually you have to find your partner. So a lot of problems there," he said, garnering more laughter.
"But that level of loving kindness or compassion is limited," he said. "The second level of compassion is beyond the biological factor and (it comes about) by using your intelligence."
The spiritual leader said he recently had to have his gall bladder removed usually a fairly straightforward operation but his became complicated when doctors discovered his gall bladder was infected and swollen to three times its normal size.
The Dalai Lama arrived Thursday in the United States for a week of public and private talks and events, including two in Berkeley on Saturday.
He also spoke at a private event at the Berkeley Community Theater. On Sunday, he is scheduled to serve lunch at a San Francisco soup kitchen.
In his third visit to UC Berkeley since 1994, he left the stage to a standing ovation and wearing a blue Golden Bears visor and his giant, infectious smile.
"People who use (the words) I, my and mine have a greater risk of a heart attack," he said. "My conclusion is a more self centered attitude makes our minds become more narrow and then even a small, tiny problem becomes unbearable. There are thousands, millions of people facing similar problems. Don't take oneself as the center of the world. Think Air Max 90 Gray And Black
In talking about compassion, the Nobel Peace laureate said there are two kinds of compassion: biological and that which is learned. Biological compassion can only go so far a parent caring for small children, and turtles, birds or dogs caring for their offspring are natural cycles of life, he said.
of others, then your health will become better. That's my medicine."
The audience was about 30 percent students.
He will then head to New York and Boston, where he is slated to dedicate a research center bearing his name at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Dalai Lama, who answered only three prearranged questions, gave a few words of advice for young people: "Hope for the best, but prepare for the worst."
Josie Grant of Marin said this was her sixth or seventh time seeing the spiritual leader speak.
He peppered his talk with personal stories about his gall bladder surgery, Nike Air Max 90 Phantom a couple caring for two young children on an international flight (the spiritual leader said he flies business class because first class is too luxurious), and how he believes people will live longer if they stop focusing so much on their own problems.
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