I am told that the meeting in New York initially had 600 registered participants – the very best brains from around the world. On the day of the conference however, the number had spiraled way over the thousandth mark. That is the measure of his popularity and the importance attached to the brand new philosophy he was scheduled to speak on.
While our own media at home had nothing good to say about Bhutan and the Prime Minister hosting the GNH conference in New York, inventors, intellectuals, social scientists, captains of industry, religious leaders, listened with rapt attention to our man talk on an unconventional philosophy that may yet save the human kind from utter chaos.
I was disheartened by the total lack of support from our media - to what our Prime Minister was doing in New York. It is understandable that not every body has a grasp of what GNH is all about but I wish that people would stop talking about something they are clueless about.
I was so terribly pained at the bad press at home. However this afternoon I got to hear of something very uplifting. I am told that some one very, very special, the one person whose opinion he would value, actually called Lyonchen up in New York to congratulate him for his success and achievement. Now I am at peace – this effectively means that Lyonchen can tell every body else to go to hell – and take along their views with them!