Coincidence... or Karma?
On September 25, 2005, Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama visited Rutgers University, speaking to a capacity crowd at the school's football stadium.
Three months later, the Rutgers football team was invited to play in a bowl game for the first time in 27 years.
This year, Rutgers football is among the top 15 in the nation, standing at eight wins, no losses to date.
Coincidence? Even considering the dharma of peaceful nonviolence, you have to wonder. Is the Dalai Lama a Rutgers fan, and did he leave some special karma on the Banks of the old Raritan?
UPDATE: I am becoming even more convinced there is some sort of karmic thing going on here. Miraculously, Rutgers won against third-ranked Louisville on November 9, on a field goal in the final seconds of the game ... after missing a first field goal that was declared a do-over when the opposing team committed an offside. The goalposts? Standing in the end zone where the Dalai Lama's stage had stood.