Here is a great video that emphasizes equal parts understanding and random. The Dalai Lama is on stage doing a Q&A somewhere and gets a rather profound question put to him.
If you had lived your entire life until this moment as a mute and you only had one moment to speak, what would be the message you would share?
Sure, his Holiness surely can deal with a hardball query now and then – but this one is more than a little bonkers.
Yet, showing the grace and charm that evidences why he has so many fans in Buddhism and beyond, we get a classy answer (though probably also the knowledge he gave a wry stare backstage with a “man, do not let Arnold ask questions anymore yeah?’’).