It’s Bad to Be Seen With Tibetan Leaders

Lobsang Sangay, Sikyong (Prime Minister) of the Central Tibetan Administration faces an increasingly difficult time convincing world leaders to meet with him as he struggles against the karma of the Tibetan people

Karma is wreaking its revenge on the Tibetan leadership. For decades the Tibetan authorities have persecuted Dorje Shugden worshippers whom they have tried very hard to destroy. But in the absence of an army or militia with which the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) can unleash upon people its ‘enemies’ it has resorted to propaganda, indoctrination via disinformation, intimidation and scapegoating. It became a crime simply to have a family member or friend who was a Dorje Shugden believer. The claim was all Shugden practitioners are in fact Chinese agents paid to destroy Tibetan unity and therefore merely being seen with a Shugden believer was regarded as an act of treason.

China’s meteoric rise in recent years and the ensuing shift in the global balance of power in China’s favor spell problematic consequences for the Tibetan leadership and the CTA. For far too long, the Tibetan leadership has been sowing discord within Tibetan communities worldwide and making social outcasts of Tibetans that the CTA regard as barriers to their political ambitions. They have actively persecuted, discriminated and incited violence against Dorje Shugden practitioners. They have made pariahs of swathes of their own people, denying them medical care, government aid and the basic right to freedom of religion.

This is just one aspect of the social, political and religious discord the Tibetan leadership has planned and executed. Others include unwarranted involvement in the Karmapa issue, discrimination against the Jonangpa sect, and allegations of theft and embezzlement. But as the ancient and time-tested proverb goes, you reap what you sow.

Over the last couple of years there has been a growing trend of countries and political leaders from around the world who have turned their backs to the Tibetan leadership, even snubbing His Holiness the Dalai Lama in order to build or strengthen ties with China, the economic and political dragon of the east. The Tibetan leadership, whom China views as an illegal separatist group, are realising that no one wants to see them anymore since to do so would provoke the ire of a rising global super power than no nation can ignore.

Clearly fewer world leaders are willing to be seen with the Tibetan leadership, even snubbing the opportunity to meet the Dalai Lama (Source: http://foreignpolicy.com/2014/05/06/blame-norway/)

So high is the opportunity costs of being on the wrong side of China that there is a crescendo of voices asking what a country or leader achieves by being friendly with and meeting the Tibetan leadership or His Holiness. The answer is very simple: they get a boost of that ‘oh-so-fleeting feel-good’ sense from meeting someone who is internationally renowned with a reputation of being a man of world peace and religious harmony.

In truth, it was ‘cheap’ to befriend the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan leadership, and it was an easy and convenient way to be seen supporting the rhetoric long associated with the Dalai Lama and the Tibetans in exile. And apart from light vocal support which is nothing more than the small change in our pockets, there is little else involved in ‘supporting’ the Tibetan cause. History shows this to be true and in fact leaders around the world do nothing to help the Tibetan cause, whether it is the rangzen movement (complete independence) or even the umaylam (middle way) approach propagated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Some may argue that the United States of America is an exception as a true friend of the Tibetan people and that would also be wrong. The US$19 million that America offers the Tibetans annually is a paltry sum that disappears into decimal fractions when considered against the US$35 billion the American government allocates as foreign aid.

So there is no upside being friends with the Tibetan leadership. On the other hand, with the fiscal and political rise of the global powerhouse that is China, leaders around the world are becoming aware of the importance of maintaining a good relationship with them.

And yet, despite the great diplomatic and economic gains that come from being friendly with China (that in turn sustains and stimulates respective local economies) there is still a handful of ordinary citizens in countries all over the world who still protest against China. When their actions are examined however, we see clearly that their strong principles are incongruous with their way of life. If they were so genuinely passionate about China’s so-called human rights violations and have decided to lobby against any form of ties with China, should they not be protesting against their own government’s involvement with China that creates jobs and a vibrant economy for their own country? What is worse than a person who does something, is a person who stands by idly and watches the events unfold.

The pendulum now swings against the Tibetan leadership and there are increasing instances in which the Tibetan leadership have been ignored or sidelined by world because to be seen with the Tibetan leadership reaps the same consequences as a Tibetan being seen with a Dorje Shugden practitioner.

 

United Kingdom: David Cameron Makes Up to China After Meeting Dalai Lama (May 2013)

British Ex-Prime Minster David Cameron

Then British Prime Minister David Cameron stated his resolve for the UK to become a destination for Chinese investment, pacifying China after meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2012. His office had previous refused to apologize for the meeting but in doing so jeopardized the £8bil Chinese investment in the UK, forcing David Cameron to take steps to make amends, mirroring a similar situation faced by former French President Nicholas Sarkozy.

(Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/china-business/10077260/David-Cameron-reaches-out-to-China-after-Dalai-Lama-row.html)

 

China Granted Seat on United Nations Human Rights Council (May 2013)

Despite reservations from campaigners concerned with China’s history of human rights abuses, China was granted an influential seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2013. Based on equitable geographical distribution, China ran for the seat uncontested, showcasing its political prowess.

(Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/13/china-granted-seat-un-human-rights-council)

 

Norway Snubs Dalai Lama (May 2014)

When the Dalai Lama was set to arrive in Norway to attend the 25th anniversary of his Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian government decided that none of its representatives would meet him. The decision was taken in order to appease China, after Liu Xiaobo was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010. Lu Xiaobo is considered a dissident by the Chinese and angered them to impose a partial trade embargo on Norwegian Salmon, one of the country’s most important exports, which the Norwegian government sought to resolve through not meeting His Holiness.

(Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/06/norway-snub-dalai-lama-nobel-visit)

 

Dalai Lama Refused Entry to South Africa (October 2014)

South Africa refused to grant a visa to His Holiness the Dalai Lama in order to attend a summit of Nobel peace laureates. Though the summit was cancelled after other laureates pulled out in protest, South African authorities stood firm in their decision, showing their support to China.

(Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/02/nobel-peace-summit-south-africa-dalai-lama-visa)

 

Pope Francis Snubs Dalai Lama (December 2014)

Head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis

As reported in the Telegraph, Pope Francis decided not to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama at an event held for Nobel Prize winners, given the Catholic Church’s move to strengthen ties with China. Since both religious leaders are held in high regard and are known to promote the same values, the act of not meeting speaks volumes. It’s obvious that the Catholic Church sees its relations with China as more important than the Tibetan leadership.

(Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/the-pope/11288342/Pope-Francis-snubs-the-Dalai-Lama-at-Nobel-Peace-Prize-event.html)

 

Dalai Lama’s Meetings With Indian Politicians Cancelled (May 2015)

Narendra Modi, current Prime Minister of India

As a run up to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first State visit to China, he cancelled a meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Amit Shah, President of the Bharatiya Janata Party in order improve Sino-Indian relations. The meeting was considered ‘highly inappropriate’ given the upcoming visit, as it would have hindered attempts at improved relations between the two economic powerhouses.

(Source: http://www.ibtimes.co.in/dalai-lama-snubbed-ahead-modis-china-visit-bjp-cancels-amit-shahs-meeting-tibetan-leader-631970)

 

Sino-UK Relations Strengthened After Xi Jinping’s State Visit (October 2015)

Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain

During a four-day State visit to the UK, Xi Jinping heralded a new era of Sino-British relations and meetings between dignitaries, diplomats and politicians. Queen Elizabeth II described called the visit a “defining moment” and even praised the “everlasting friendship” between the two countries. It was the first State visit by a Chinese premier for 10 years. Xi Jinping was accompanied by his wife, the First Lady Peng Liyuan, and was received with full state honors. The Queen also described the visit as “a milestone in the unprecedented year of co-operation and friendship between the United Kingdom and China” as David Cameron and George Osborne pursue a policy of making Britain China’s most important European trading partner.

(Source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/11941937/Chinese-president-Xi-Jinping-begins-UK-visit.html)

 

China’s Anger Over President Obama’s Meeting With Dalai Lama (June 2016)

Former President of the United States, Barack Obama

A meeting between US President Barack Obama and His Holiness the Dalai Lama, sparked anger amongst Chinese officials. The Dalai Lama was received in the Map Room, compared to in the Oval Office, which is a venue typically reserved for government leaders and visiting heads of state. A displeased Beijing has previously criticized any move that would lend legitimacy to the Dalai Lama’s claim that Tibet should be independent from China.

(Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/06/15/politics/obama-dalai-lama)

 

Talks of Tibetans becoming Indian Citizens (August 2016)

Nikkei Asian Review recounts reports from a source in the Indian Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh group (National Volunteer Organization, or RSS) of talks between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi surrounding the future of Tibetans in India. Once the arrangement is made public, Tibetans in India would be required to become Indian citizens upon the passing of His Holiness, effectively ending the CTA entirely.

(Source: http://asia.nikkei.com/Politics-Economy/International-Relations/Tibet-s-exiles-in-India-confront-an-uncertain-future?page=2)

 

Sikyong Lobsang Sangay Pleads with British Government Not to Forget the Tibetans (October 2016)

Prime Minister of the CTA, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay, pleaded with the British government not to forget the Tibetans, during a time when Britain is leaving the European Union and as it strengthen ties with China. Citing historical records, and Britain’s change in stance in 2008 when the then Foreign Secretary David Miliband recognized Tibet as part of the People’s Republic of China, he implored Britain to re-evaluate its engagement with China.

(Source: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/31/britain-tibet-china-business-trade)

 

Philippines Moves to Support China (October 2016)

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines

Traditionally a stronghold of American interests and reliance on their support, the Philippines has made moves to align itself with the People’s Republic of China. President Rodrigo Duterte visited China together with over 200 Filipino businessmen for talks, praising China’s internal and external policies, stating that it was China that could help to make the Philippines, a major player in the region. He made it clear where he sees the future of the Philippines, side by side with China.

(Source: http://theantimedia.org/us-just-lost-philippines-china)

 

China Cancels Top-Level Bilateral Meeting with Slovakia (November 2016)

President of Slovakia, Andrej Kiska

China cancelled a highly anticipated top-level bilateral meeting with Slovakia’s Prime Minster Robert Fico, following Slovakia President Andrej Kiska’s move to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Channel NewsAsia reports that the president’s move damaged important relations with China, and steps were taken to mend ties with the Chinese.

(Source: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-nixes-meeting-with-slovak-pm-bratislava/3265500.html)

 

Vatican Deal With China To Normalise Relations (November 2016)

In a move to improve relations with China and to normalize the Holy See’s religious presence in China, the Catholic Church are in talks with Chinese authorities. The Pope has mas made it very clear in the past that he is eager to reach some sort of consensus regarding the Church’s presence in China, which outlawed religion as part of its historical communist regime.

(Source: http://theweek.com/articles/659082/pope-francis-deal-china-disaster)

 

Former Nepalese Prime Minister Confirms Pro-Chinese Stance, Denies Involvement With Tibetan leadership (November 2016)

Ex-Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba

Former Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba confirmed the Nepalese Government and his own Nepali Congress party are firm on the ‘one-China’ policy in response to ‘false reports’ of his meeting with His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India. This policy sees Tibet as part of the People’s Republic of China, effectively negating the legitimacy of the CTA, who are seen as a separatist movement and not a governing body.

(Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/nc-chief-deuba-firm-on-one-china-denies-meeting-dalai-lama-116110901371_1.html)

 

Czech Minister’s meeting with China Cancelled (November 2016)

Marian Jurecka, Agricultural Minister of the Czech Republic

China cancelled meetings with Czech Agricultural Minister Marian Jurecka following the Culture Minister Daniel Harmon’s meeting with the His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Prague. This incident led to the Czech President, Prime Minister, Head of the Senate and Head of Chamber of Deputies issuing a joint statement, which clarified that meeting with the Dalai Lama did not equate a change in the Czech Republic’s official policies, which is pro-Chinese, in an attempt to placate them.

(Source: http://praguemonitor.com/2016/11/02/minister-not-going-china-meeting-cancelled)

 
Given the growing trend of countries and leaders supporting China, the CTA are floundering in their attempts to maintain relevance on the world scene. Rather than continue with their attempts to counter Chinese authorities, it would make sense for the Tibetan leadership to become friends with China in order to survive the rise of the colossal economic dragon of the East.

As world leaders continue their support for China, will the CTA realize they need to stop antagonizing China and change with the times, or will the previous karmic potentials of discord they planted through the ban on Dorje Shugden and other negative actions catch up to them? Will they pull through this shift in world politics and economics or will they fall by the wayside in China’s massive wake?

In terms of karma, you reap what you sow. Since the CTA persecuted, discriminated and segregated, they created the karma to receive the exact same outcome. The signs of this manifestation are present in the world now, as China comes to the forefront of global politics and economics, and countries re-align themselves with a new world order but are the CTA really taking note of it? Only time will tell, but from the CTA’s history of political inadequacy and self-caused issues, it would take a miracle for them to implement sincere change, even in the face of such drastic global transformation. The Tibetan leadership should really make amends with all the damage they have done with the discriminatory Dorje Shugden ban where devotees are so segregated and made out to be pariahs. They should apologize and stop encouraging and ‘advising’ against the Dorje Shugden religious practice or any practice. Give religious freedom and purify their karma. Time is not on their side.

 

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  1. Being seen with the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Leaders are becoming more and more unattractive for trade and for fostering close ties with China. And the world needs to foster close ties with China.. hell even Mr. Trump wants to work closely with China now > http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/donald-trump-cooperation-choice-china-president-xi-jingping-a7415781.html

    So you can really forget about Trump helping Tibetans and the Tibet Cause, cos not only is he a racist, he is also against immigrants and I hope that all those in the USA are legal or they are going back where they came from as he has mentioned.

    So Mr. Lobsang Sangay and Mr. Penpa what you gonna do now? No more free money and hand me downs from the USA. Trump couldn’t care less… he only cares about making money and doing business. What have you got to offer them? The real sharks are out now and if you keep blaming China instead of being smart and quickly foster ties with them, you are gonna be eaten by the shark. Those white supremacy gov ain’t gonna care for Tibetans. You would have a better chance with an Asian government like China. After all you guys are all Asian, like labels or not… it is the truth. Wake up and smell the new world… tables have turned.

    P.S. I cannot help but to think is this the end of CTA if Trump & Xi join forces? Both will be happy to stump CTA out for good. And maybe maybe maybe then Shugden practitioner will have some peace! So stupid of them to divide their own people. Karma dude!

  2. Even as the CTA forsake their own brethren around the world, the other world leaders have to take care of their own citizens. Therefore, they will not get on the wrong side of China, a very up and coming economic power. China is not perfect, but then again who is? All I can say despite the ugly image of China, it is a different China from the times of Mao.They have conceded religious freedom and China has given that to her citizens.

    What can i say except that CTA has taken the opposite route. They maintain the feudal thinking of the Tibet of old. Ruling by oppression and crowd frenzy will fail in the long run.

  3. As we can see socialism can not help to overcome a single problem but cause and effect many problems for people of china. May all chinese people be blessed with wisdom and compassion and protect them from socialism, problems, suffering and frustration.

    For china this situation is very sad because chinese people appreciate wisdom very much and is a very strong aspect of their history that is much stronger than socialism that is far away from reality and only leads to many problems, suffering and frustration.

    Because reality is free of lastingness and non-existence, eternalism and nihilism as well as socialism/communism is just illusion and impermanent.

    The illusion of socialism has harmed china too much, but due to the conciousness or wisdom of chinese people socialism has no chance at all and will liberate china from socialism sooner or later anyway.

    Reality is free of latingness and non-existence, socialists can’t do anything about it because their illusions are impermanent because their conciousness is free of lastingness and non-existence – so wisdom and compassion will arise sooner or later muc stronger than now for freedom and wellbeing. Space is the magic healing power behind it that wipes away socialism and socialists can’t do anything about it.

    I pray for china and chinese people to become free of socialism and suffering that is caused by socialism. May wisdom and compassion increase in china and never fail again for the benifit of china.

  4. The times have changed and China has now become the world’s largest economy. Tibet has created heavy karma by suppressing the Dorje Shugden practice and karma seems to catch up.

    Tibet should find ways to conciliate with China for the benefit of their people and the Tibetan cause. In Buddhism we learn about impermanence.

    I think it is better to embrace the change instead of fighting a lost cause.

  5. China’s influence has grown very fast in the world. As as many countries are depended on China more than ever, it will be hard for the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) to stay relevant and build diplomatic relationship with other countries.

    It is a fact that the CTA is very much depended on foreign donation to sustain itself and many of its programs. Therefore, I think the only way for the CTA to maintain its relevance is by befriending China and at least act with civility.

  6. The reputation of leaders of Tibetan in exile is a long repertoire of senseless administration, corruption and empty promises. There is no surprise people, smart people a.k.a leaders of other countries can see through these repertoire and distance themselves, especially after millions of charity dollars poured into the so-called Tibetan causes where nothing, literally nothing, happened for the past 50 over years. Anyone would be ashamed to be seen with such an inefficient, senselessly corrupted leadership.

  7. There is a report of talks between Chinese President Xi JinPing and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the future of Tibetans in India. Once made public, the Tibetans in India will have to become Indian citizens with the passing of HH the Dalai Lama. This will effectively end the ‘reign’ of the CTA.

    Furthermore, most democracies (big and small) in the world now see that Tibet is an unalienable part of China. They will no longer support the struggle for Tibetan Independence, for which(egged on by the CTA) over 100 Tibetan monks and Lay people have self -immolated. The human rights issue of the Tibetans is a feeble one as China itself is sitting on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Then again, karma will come back to the anti Shugden CTA and their people for the human rights violation they have meted out in discriminating and persecuting against Shugden practitioners at home and abroad.

    As China’s economic might has grown to make it the first economic superpower in the world, countries are turning their backs on Tibet, and their leaders are making overtures of friendship to the Chinese leaders like Xi Jinping. So, it behoves the Tibetan leadership to start befriending the Chinese and their leaders. It they continue to irritate and annoy the Chinese with their insistence on Rangzen and the like, they will lose all their cards, if they have any card left to play with the Chinese. Now is the time to think seriously about preserving in Tibet, the Tibetan culture and language.For with Tibetan emigrants, they will soon lose their mother tongue and their culture as they assimilate the language and culture of their country of adoption. The last bastion of preserving Tibetan Culture and Language will still be Tibet in China.

  8. It is not the fault or karma of the tibetan people it is the fault and karma of all other nations that don’t appreciate the benifit of cultivating wisdom and compassion (dignity) that is freedom and wellbeing and only can be effected by actions that are rooted in dignity.

    Nations invest more money in weapons and applying violence than education and training in dignity and cultivating dignity. These nations don’t educate and train their people in dignity but only educate and train their people in dualism so that they only function in their dualistic betray systems like a cow that only has to give milk to keep up the dualistic betray system. Dignity is the enemy for these dualistic betray systems and are in conflict with another and with absolute truth.

    This is not the fault and not the karma of tibetan people, it is the fault and karma of all other nations that will fail because reality is free of lastingness and non-existence. That means that reality is non-duality and duality is an illusion and only can fail within non-duality/reality (Just take a look at human history). Violence is rooted in illusions and are impermanent but non-duality is a continuum, so wisdom and compassion is a continuum and only can be victorious.

    From bön we know that about 18.000 years many buddhas appeared and spread dharma, during this time until today many dualistic betray systems with their violence appeared and dissappeared (failed) but dharma is still there (victorious) and this will continue because spacecontinuum is there and conciousnesscontinuum comes along with it that is wisdom and compassion (rigpa rangshar – self arising wisdom and compassion or tikle of wisdom and compassion) that will allways araise within mankind as so called buddhas that spread dharma for the benifit of all beings.

    So don’t worry about dharma, lineages and all the next buddhas that will appear within mankind. It will happen because space happens, because conciousness happens, because wisdom and compassion happens all the time anyway.

    Illusions are impermanent, violence is impermanent, conciousness or awareness is a continuum and illusions only can fail but wisdom and compassion only can be victorious, so don’t worry just continue with dharma study and practice.

    Just integrate vajrakilaya and dharmapala practice into your every day practice.

    I love you all and practice for you all.

  9. Once the world was the stage for the CTA and the Dalai Lama, to go around the world and win the sympathies of the countries around the world. But that day is over, as the Tibetan struggle lacks the moral authority to push its cause forward, a nation of people who are oppressed and practices oppression no good can come out of it. I never thought this day would come but somehow the wheel of sharp weapons has descended on Umaylam and the CTA, their words and persuasion lack power to get the backing of various nations.

    China on the other has developed Tibet to a state of a developing nation with much infrastructure projects to modernise the Tibetan landscape. Yes China is not perfect, but neither were the West when they colonized more than half the world, the West butchered and enslaved people who did not fit their idea of civilised society. So for the West and the US to make trouble for China, is purely out of jealousy and fear of the rise of China. Not exactly idealism or to protect Tibetans at all.

  10. Just to add the information to the article above, after the Dalai Lama’s recent visit to Mongolia, the CTA applauded the Mongolian government for allowing the visit. However, Mongolia is now suffering from the consequences of this visit. China cancels all diplomatic meetings including negotiation of $4.2 billion loan that can get Mongolia out of recession. The CTA is staying quiet over this whole ordeal… there is no indication that they are giving any form of support at all to Mongolia.

  11. CTA has long been dependent on the Dalai Lama’s fame and reputation to bring the necessary attention and aid to the Tibetans-In-Exile but now that the heads of states are turning away towards China, if CTA is wise, they will start to make overtures to China. The Dalai Lama had long given up his political position in hopes of negotiating for the return to Tibet under condition of Autonomous Rule but I think that CTA had never supported that. CTA dare not accept Autonomous Rule as it will mean an end of them. They had not gain any political strength other than create much discord in propoganda against China and then placed an illogical ban on Dorje Shugden protector practice which is 400 years old. This ban under CTA’s directive and rhetoric had brought on segregation, discrimination and sufferings on to their own people/practitioners and diluted their strength as a whole. Karma payback certainly is right in explaining the situation that CTA is in now. Deservingly so. If CTA is smart, mend bridges with Shugden practitioners which number millions throughout the world and especially Shugden Lamas who had made friends with China (for non-political religious reasons). They could be the bridge for CTA to reach out to China.

    My goodness, I was shocked that CTA had been receiving USD19 million in sponsorship from the US government annually. With that kind of monies, CTA could have done so much to help their people out of their refugee status and simulate into their respective societies (countries of stay). Instead CTA squander the monies on propaganda against China and then against Shugden practitioners. CTA is now a habituated “freeloader” always asking for donations whenever they faced problems. Like the recent drought situation in South India that had affected their people (majority of whom were farmers). Instead of helping them financially, CTA spent huge amount of monies on media and 400 page booklets promoting hatred against Dorje Shugden and his practitioners. What logic is that? Then they appeal to others for donations to help Tibetan drought victims. If that is not freeloading, then what is?

    The way forward is very clear and straightforward. CTA must lift the Shugden Ban to garner support of all Tibetan Buddhist practitioners (Tibetans & non-Tibetans). Show China their sincerity by stopping all forms of propagandas against China and by practicing good governance. No countries want troublemakers in their homegrounds. Make humble political overtures through friendly parties who are close with the Chinese government. Maybe the Dalai Lama will get his wish for that much awaited dialogue with China.

  12. It’s mind boggling that the CTA has not learned anything even after over half a century of failures. The 2008 Beijing Olympics was the turning point and it signalled that the nations of the world were beginning to view China differently than before. The CTA should have taken the cue and made more diplomatic overtures to China.

    Clearly its too late for the CTA to have any hope of returning the Tibetan home on the CTA’s terms (Rangzen or Umaylam), and it is fast becoming redundant. Yearly scores of Tibetans in exile had chosen to return to Tibet on their own accord and the monasteries as thinning out.

    Soon Lobsang Sangay will be a leader with no country and no people.

  13. CTA has gotten away with reckless and downright senseless administration and empty promises for so long that they still think they can get away with it. Except that things have changed, and CTA’s sob story no longer cut it for many. In addition, China has grown to be such an economic force that many would think twice about getting on their bad side.

    Even those who were willing to play along with CTA to make things difficult for China previously (naturally driven by their own reasons then), it is obvious that it is no longer such case. As China gets more powerful in its economic ties and investments worldwide, like it or not, the harsh truth is that people will soon willingly overlook and forget the occupation of Tibet, and will move towards developing with China.

    Further, it is undeniable that under China’s ruling, Tibet is flourishing. Infrastructure has dramatically improved, and economy in Tibet has been revamped and diversified with reportedly positive results. Also, Tibetans who never left Tibet are glaringly faring way better than those in Dharamsala. In fact, despite millions of charity dollars given to CTA for the benefit of Tibetans and/or Tibetan causes, CTA has nothing to really show for and it’s almost half a decade of aid. All the more reasons for leaders of other countries to disassociate themselves from CTA, who are not only obviously inapt but also plagued by many allegations of corruptions and serious criminal wrong-doings.

    At the end of the day, the reality is that “it is every man for himself ” and so, naturally, the other world leaders prioritise their countries’ interests over any other issues.

  14. Here’s another one.

    From: http://www.china.org.cn/opinion/2016-12/12/content_39898169.htm
    By Ritu Raj Subedi associate editor of The Rising Nepal.

    “Of late, Nepalese politicians have committed various diplomatic gaffes that made Chinese hackles rise. Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba, a prime minister-in-waiting, caused controversy by attending the India Ideas Conclave that featured a video message from the Dalai Lama. At the opening ceremony, Deuba had sat next to Lobsang Sangay, a representative of Dalai Lama, but, although refuting news reports he had met the latter, his diplomatic blooper raised questions about the NC’s commitment to One China Policy.

    “Deuba’s presence in the controversial meeting was simply unacceptable,” said Dr Ram Sharan Mahat, an influential figure in the NC and a former foreign minister. He insisted the party had been firm on the One China Policy from the beginning.

    In a bid at damage control, the government and the NC separately issued statements, reiterating Nepal’s commitment to the policy. Deuba had claimed that he was ignorant of other participating guests. However, sources insisted he had known who would participate and the nature of the event in advance.”

  15. The Shugden groups can dare defy the Dalai Lama because they don’t have a country. The Tibetans are scattered all over the world and they have their various power basis from their various countries. I’ve spoken to Ms. Dhardon Sharling about this. If all the Tibetans were back in Tibet, they would have no chance to defy the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama’s government would crush them into silence. How dare they defy the Dalai Lama. Democracy is not for the backwards and illiterate Tibetans. They need a strong, smart and able ruler like the Dalai Lama and his ministers to tell them what is good or bad for them. The Dorje Shugden practice should be banned completely from the Tibetans and Tibetan nation because it is a harmful practice. And no religious freedom should be allowed to let this Dorje Shugden religion arise. In history, many other harmful religions were suppressed for the good of mankind. Shugden should be suppressed and all people who practice him should be forced to give up the practice.

  16. Everyone should go and take a picture with the Dalai Lama and post it. It will boost ‘business’. It’s made me look really valid and more people trust what I am saying simply because I have my picture taken with the Dalai Lama. I’ve roped in Carole MccQuirre and gang to do the same things. You see because I am from East Germany and we don’t believe in any sort of religious freedom. Whatever the regime in the past told you to do, you do it without question. The Shugden groups should not be allowed to practice their religion because the Dalai lama says so. We shouldn’t question the Dalai Lama or defy him. After all he is not human but a god. So if Dalai Lama says don’t practice Dorje Shugden, just follow along without question because why should there be religious freedom. The populace are too stupid to see what religion is good and what is harmful.

  17. I agree with you Paljor. The Tibetans do not need democracy, but a strong firm hand to tell them what to do. They are not like we educated English people who can handle and know what to do with democracy. The fact that Tibetans have no real elected leaders and the leader is really the Dalai Lama for the last 60 years is good news. Tibetans cannot elect their own leaders. When the Dalai Lama dies, we wait for him to reincarnate back and take over again because he is the only leader that can handle Tibetans.

  18. The world is finally waking up and realizing what a waste of energy, money and resources it was to support the Tibetan leadership in exile. I run a support page on Facebook for the Tibetan leadership. Now I will close it down because I really was duped. Tibetan in 60 years have made no headway with China, they will never make headway because China is growing immensely powerful and Tibetans in exile are nothing.

  19. The Dalai Lama should not travel to countries that he knows will damage that country’s relations with China. China is a chief economic power and many countries would benefit from a relationship with China. If Dalai Lama knowingly travels those country at the expense of their economic benefit with China, that would not be very shrewd as it will backfire. Eventually that country will have repercussions with China and ban the Dalai Lama anyways. Dalai Lama should consider carefully where he travels in order to not damage the country’s economic relationship with powerhouse China.

    Dalai Lama should do his best to extend the olive branch to China and become friends. Dalai Lama should not antagonize China in any way for the sake of his people. It’s important.

  20. Tibetans always make trouble wherever they live. They will not live quietly and appreciate the bigger economic goals of their host country. Many countries have a economic need to be friends with China as the cold war with China is thawing out. But Tibetans will never understand this. The needs of the 6 million Tibetans to them outweigh the needs of the rest of the 7 billion persons on this planet.

  21. Tibetans always make trouble wherever they live. They will not live quietly and appreciate the bigger economic goals of their host country. Many countries have a economic need to be friends with China as the cold war with China is thawing out. But Tibetans will never understand this. The needs of the 6 million Tibetans to them outweigh the needs of the rest of the 7 billion persons on this planet.

  22. Fuck

  23. Nobody believes anymore in the Tibetan Movement! Rangzen has his own agenda and does not follow Dalai Lama’s wish of Umaylam! Rangzen is paid by the CCP for sure!

    And the CTA… only wants money, money, money… What a bunch of losers! Instead of doing their job, they fill their pockets. Great – and the Tibetans can vegetate in the Tibetan settlements! 😤😤😤

  24. Nechung is ZUMA 👎 before I m think he is one of d best when I m watch dis video By Geshe Dorjee la but now I m think is not d truth n he is lie to Tibet people we r not back to Tibet yt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIDZLzXIgW8 Chithue Tenpa Yarphel la tq for talk about truth of Nechung . I m watch to this video many time la https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if2dFMKIr_8 n after I hear you talk I m not belief to Nechung

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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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