Why is the Tibetan government arguing about petty things again?

Kagyu MP Tenpa Yarphel (left) has been causing quite a stir during the most recent Tibetan Parliament sessions. He said that His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s private office were wrong to present an award to MP Dawa Tsering (right) who has been accused of corruption. His remarks led to a walkout of the majority of parliament. What kind of mature government walks out of parliament just because one of their leaders is criticized in this manner?

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By: Kay Beswick

As yet another session of their so-called Parliament draws to a close, Tibetans are yet again having to deal with news that their political representatives have embarrassed them. An article on Phayul covers this incident, and it reflects how petty the so-called Tibetan Government in Exile really is. The article tries to paint a picture of a government that is modern, wide-thinking and important. However, an objective analysis of the issues that elicit the most emotional response from these members of parliament (MPs) strongly suggests otherwise.

What were the most hotly-debated issues within this Parliamentary session?

  • An award that Kagyu MP Tenpa Yarphel felt was given to the wrong person
  • Property that an MP Dawa Tsering has been accused of running as a private enterprise
  • Over-reliance on gods and deities like Nechung for advice regarding state, political and secular decisions

Do these sound like the markers of a mature government, or the concerns of a small-minded and narrow-thinking leadership? In fact, when MP Tenpa Yarphel said that His Holiness the Dalai Lama‘s private office gave an award to someone accused of corruption, it resulted in a walkout of the majority of MPs. What kind of government walks out when an MP raises such a topic? No global government would ever consider doing such a thing; imagine if the British Parliament staged a walkout if one of the MPs spoke about leaders of the Anglican Church! Most of the subject matters discussed by the Tibetan ‘government’ in exile are petty, self serving and very small scope. It reflects their mentality and the core reason why they can never get their country back. How can the petty Tibetan parliament reach out and deal with a superpower such as China to negotiate a mutual good result in respects to Tibetans and Tibet? It has been 60 years and no results and no progress. China has firm grip on Tibet. The Tibetan government in exile has clearly failed and failed in totality.

It is very clear that members of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA; Tibetan leadership in Dharamsala) are only concerned about issues related to their own interests, which have nothing to do with their country or the Tibetan people. When it comes to topics about their people, you never hear of it in the news and more often than not, you might even see some MPs asleep in parliament because they are so disinterested. For example, why not discuss the matter of press and media freedoms, or religious freedoms for Dorje Shugden practitioners, or equal representation for the Jonangpas in Parliament?

Furthermore, any objections, especially those about the Dalai Lama, cannot be raised and when any attempt at transparency is made, Tibetan leaders are unable to handle it and have to physically remove themselves from the environment, just like petulant and impulsive children unable to control their emotions. Is this the kind of leadership that the Tibetans really want to be in charge of their political and social futures? This is something that every Tibetan man, woman and child must ask themselves and even though the answer may not be a pretty one, it will at the very least be the truth. And the truth is, for the sake of Tibetan unity and the people, it really is high time for some political changes in Dharamsala. The Dalai Lama is a God King and beyond any blame, mistakes or questioning. Whatever he commands is followed to a tea without dispute. No one is allowed to debate, question or even consider another route. This has been the status quo since the 5th Dalai Lama till now for four hundred years of the Dalai Lama’s ‘dynastic’ rule. No other leader was allowed to replace the Dalai Lama and it is the same now in the 21st century. The Dalai Lama is an avatar of the God of Compassion according to the ordinary Tibetans and therefore cannot be wrong. The Parliament and Prime Minister Lobsang Sangye actually has no power. The full power lies in the hands of the Dalai Lama. So if anyone questions the Dalai Lama or his private office, people must show support they will not entertain this type of questioning as it can lead to your dismissal or your reputation being ruined hence the walk out. No one can question the Dalai Lama. Tenpa Yarphel has tried to question the Dalai Lama’s private office which is hitting it close to home and look at the results. Tenpa Yarphel is honest, courageous and dares point out things that are not right. Let see if he will be branded a Tibetan spy as other Tibetans are who displease the leadership. Let’s see if Tibetan politics will be mature enough to handle questioning by patriotic people like Tenpa Yarphel or resort to serfdom again. 

 

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  1. Picture caption:

    A Gelug monastery in Sarnath bans Shugden practitioners from their monastery and teachings

    What the Dalai Lama said:

    “When I wanted to enter the Jagannath Temple in Puri, they said only Hindus are allowed inside the temple. So, in order to make a pilgrimage to the Jagannath Temple, I have to become a Hindu, which is very difficult,” said the Dalai Lama ~ ya we knew that long ago”

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  2. The Dalai Lama, this great monk has been cheated by all those around him and these articles on DorjeShugden.com are maybe only the tip of the iceberg???!!!

    How bad to be with the Dalai Lama like this. Same for the CTA as we can read that so much money was used for themselves and not for the Tibetans… sigh

    Thank you DorjeShugden.com

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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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