Australian PM has no plans to meet Dalai Lama 2017

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By: Ashok Rao

The Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has decided not to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama during a visit by the Tibetan leader in 2017. This is not a surprise because there is a growing trend amongst the world’s nations in realizing that it is bad to be seen with the Tibetan leadership (CTA; Central Tibetan Administration). Continuing with his track record of never meeting with the religious leader, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has chosen to increase ties with China instead. And rightly so.

  1. Why would a leader pander to Tibetan sympathies when he could make real progress in improving the lives of his own people and securing ties that could lead to years of economic stability for his country?
  2. Others such as the US State Department denounce China for a lack of human rights in Tibet. However, the US State Department do not police the world and other nations are under no obligation to accept their decision of who commits human rights infringements or not. In fact the USA needs to take a good look at their own history and continuing violation of human rights against their own citizens of color. The recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia clearly shows that the USA has not come to terms with civil, human and cultural rights infringements perpetrated on its own people. So why should they get to pass judgement on others?
  3. But this issue is more than just about politics or equality, it is about the waning of the CTA’s power and prestige that they once held within the international community. As a leadership supposedly based on Buddhist principles, they should realize that this is their karma coming back to wreak its chaotic vengeance for all the years of corruption, financial mismanagement, and schism-making within their own community to retain their own political power and wealth. They even steep so low as to use religion to keep their people separated, such as the divisive ban on the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden, or even their silence on the forced conversion of the Kagyus. They line their pockets with blood-stained money gained from the blatant use of the tragic self-immolations of their own people for financial gain, or even deny their people the very same rights that they themselves enjoy, such as Indian or foreign nationality.
  4. All the while the Tibetans maintain a sense of entitlement, but what does Australia owe them? The Tibetans have not done anything for the great country of Australia. So why should Australia even bother about the Tibetans? What does any other country owe them, including India and Nepal, where they have built their homes but do not contribute back to repay the kindness of their host countries? They left their country 60 years ago to start their lives anew away from China, which was their right. You would have thought they would have integrated into their host countries by now and be citizens that make their own way in life rather than living off a sense of entitlement and expectation.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s actions add to the growth of indifference towards the Tibetan people and their supposed cause. This indifference is not due to something negative on the part of these countries such as Switzerland, Italy, Sweden or South Africa, who have outright rejected the Tibetans. Rather it is due to a sense of purpose in providing for their own people from an economic standpoint, by creating closer ties with China. Or perhaps even the understanding that the Tibetans are not worth the trouble caused, because of their lack of involvement within their host country’s affairs. When the CTA feel the full brunt of their negative karma, perhaps then they will finally realize the role their ineptitude played in rendering the Tibetan cause an utterly hopeless one.


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  1. From the side of Australia, this is a logical and unbias decision, just like other nations who had winding down their support of the Tibetan Cause. Simply because the Tibetan Cause is irrelevant in today’s perspective. The reason why Tibetan in exile was supported was because they represent an oppressed group of people by a nation where everyone wants to set their claws in for various reasons. Today, China has learned to guard herself by growing stronger and better so there is no more reason for people to find fault in her. While the oppressed group of people remain unproductive and always asking for money. How can the Tibetan Cause be relevant anymore?

    From the side of Dharamsala, the waning support from Western power houses is a strong blow. It means harsh reality of dwindling funds and diminishing recognition to the Tibetan King. Without the recognition, what could CTA or Dharamsala stand for? Judging by the speed of things, would representing a group of 100,000 people who are deemed as poking at China a viable survival option? Something for Dharamsala and CTA to ponder. Or do they (ponder)?

  2. Australia is one of those Western nations that pride themselves that their uniquely European and they are very much a part of Asia too, as Asian has seen one of the greatest growth in economy across the aboard all over many parts of North Asia and also South East Asia.

    Australia is a fiercely independent country, and they have their own thought and consideration, and now they have chosen to turn their backs on the CTA and the Dalai Lama. Another powerful and progressive nation in the world decides to turn their backs on Dalai Lama and CTA, the number of countries abandoning Australia is reminiscent of an avalanche just getting bigger by the minute.

  3. Karma made the Tibetans lose their country to China, despite having all buddha deities and propitiating even the greatest of protectors Palden Lhamo and so on.

    Karma is greater than even the protectors, and Buddhas thats for sure. This new round of losing another support for the Tibetan cause, is due to karma, karma of harming other people’s spiritual relationships, which is known to be very heavy indeed. Karma of splitting people from their teachers and gurus, karma of relying ordinary tibetans to take their lives via immolation, despite immolation nothing comes of it and yet CTA quietly supports such actions. The Tsunami of karma is really beginning to sweep everything away now….. as I said the only thing CTA has not done is to repair their relationship with Dorje Shugden and stop the harm towards Dorje Shugden practitioners and lamas.

  4. It is apparent that karma is catching up on the CTA. One by one CTA has been rejected by nations over the world. Its own venom is striking back. The future of CTA is looking extremely bleak and its Tibetan independence/autonomy cause has drifted further into the horizon, vanishing it shall be. Why would any nation takes the CTA seriously and jeopardising its own economic future? Nations after nations strive for survival with a strong buddy, the Great Wall. It would surely be suicidal for anyone to throw rotten eggs at the Great Wall. Only CTA in its foolish game of thrones would do just that.

  5. It is not a new thing that Tibetan leadership have started to be rejected by many countries. With the limitation of resources around the world, every country is now struggle to get resources for their own people’s benefit.

    The Tibetan have been in exile for half a decade, this timing should be good enough for the Tibetan leadership to upgrade their people’s welfare and protect their people. Instead, what the world see now is the Tibetan not only not helping their host country – India, instead they create the Dorje Shugden’s ban which seriously violated the basic human rights. Ironically India is known to be the largest democracy country.

    I think the CTA should not continue to fool their own people and also the worlds

  6. For every organisation whether small or big, relevant or irrelevant, national or international, there are icons of representations as to what they stand for.

    I guess for the CTA, it would be the Tibetan cause of freedom from China and H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama.

    From the latest information that have been made known to the public by virtue of the results of CTA work or perhaps non-work, this organisation seem to be losing out on both counts of their value.

    Donors are seeing the support to the Tibetan cause of freedom from China, serves no purpose to them. Countries are closing their doors to Tibetan refugees. Of course they are blamed for being pro China, but can democratic governments forsake the wellness of their citizens by ignoring a trade giant like China. Time has changed, transparency is important for any cause to have effect for further support.

    The “victim story” by CTA does not sell anymore as 60 years is time for a brand new generation. How can there be no changes for Tibetans to help themselves. Were they being suppressed to progress?

    The saddest news of all is how CTA had diminished the prestige and popularity of H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama. Many countries both in the West and East are not longer welcoming the Dalai Lama officially. Some countries like Mongolia even chose to forbid the Dalai Lama for further visits.

    Karma coming around to haunt CTA a possibility? Karma cannot be diminished nor purified by any one but only through one’s own accumulation of merits by virtuous acts.

  7. The US State Department described China’s poor treatment of Tibetans as ‘The [Chinese] government engaged in the severe repression of Tibet’s unique religious, cultural and linguistic heritage by, among other means, strictly curtailing the civil rights of the Tibetan population, including the freedoms of speech, religion, association, assembly and movement”.

    I would use this exact description on CTA’s discriminative treatment of the Dorje Shugden practitioners and those CTA considers threatening to their position. And yet CTA dare to promote themselves as fair whilst hurling accusations against the Chinese government for human rights abuse. Such audacious pride in their ignorance. Its about time that CTA reap what they had dwelt to their people and by the Law of Karma, in threefold.

    As commented by Dondrop Shugden, CTA had irresponsibly misused the prestige of the Dalai Lama that His Holiness had so painstakingly gained. The visit to Mongolia is certainly not well thought out and caused much bad repercussions. Now the many countries’ rejections are the norm. Who would want to offend China who could give so much more in terms of trade and political alliances? Good governance will put the welfare of their citizens first and alliance with China will provide good economy and stable international support.

    CTA should instead appeal to those countries in good relationships with China to put in a good word or two for the prospect of Autonomy rule as the Dalai Lama had wished for. Time for CTA to put the Dalai Lama and their people’s wishes forward before opportunity closes its doors.

  8. We love Tibet and we want her free. But the Tibetan government in exile is segregating our people due to religion. Here in Germany today September 13, 2017 Tibetans are protesting against the Dalai Lama. Quite a few videos here:


  9. You can see a clear video of His Holiness the Dalai Lama asking the monasteries to expel monks that practice Dorje Shugden. Click here to watch:

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.…Instead of turning away people who practise Dorje Shugden, we should be kind to them. Give them logic and wisdom without fear, then in time they give up the ‘wrong’ practice. Actually Shugden practitioners are not doing anything wrong. But hypothetically, if they are, wouldn’t it be more Buddhistic to be accepting? So those who have views against Dorje Shugden should contemplate this. Those practicing Dorje Shugden should forbear with extreme patience, fortitude and keep your commitments. The time will come as predicted that Dorje Shugden’s practice and it’s terrific quick benefits will be embraced by the world and it will be a practice of many beings.

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