Originally Posted by dream23
Now if your saying you mean power over oneself, then surely the Dalai Lama has more focus and discipline over himself and his materialistic urges than Bill Gates?
I've haven't met either of them yet (I've only seen Gates in person at COMDEX), but from what I've read about both of them, I would say Gates is likely the more focused and disciplined of the two. He also seems more in tune with his desires, and his sense of vision for the future is stronger as well.
The aspects of power are responsibility, desire, self-determination, focus, effort, and self-discipline. On the whole I think Gates is more aligned with these qualities than the Dalai Lama.
Really the point of these principles isn't to compare who's more truthful, loving, and powerful. The point is to use them as a growth compass for our own development.