The Tibetan Leadership Is Losing Everything

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The Dalai Lama is running out of options and allies

By: J. Aulden

The Dalai Lama’s long held strategy of being the prickly porcupine that stands between the two elephants of India and China is clearly backfiring.

His recent visit to the contested region of Arunachal Pradesh resulted in an opportunistic swipe at China by the Indian state’s Chief Minister who said that “his state” borders Tibet and not China. The Chinese elephant promised repercussions. India has kept a low profile ever since.

When the Tibetan leader visited Mongolia earlier this year with the blessing of the Mongolian government who were foolishly trying to assert its independence from China’s sphere of influence, India failed to come to Mongolia’s rescue and Mongolia had to subsequently humble itself to China for a financial bailout, plus commit that it would not host the Dalai Lama ever again.

Tibetans in exile, who have been led by the Dalai Lama since 1959, are seeing all this and taking notes. They note especially the multiplying influence of China globally and how other countries are slowly but surely bowing to it, particularly countries whose anaemic economies are in need of blood transfusion from Chinese investments. All these are happening at the expense of the Tibetan leadership.

The Tibetan leadership is also losing appeal to the Tibetans who seem to have given up on the Tibetan exile leadership. In the past, scores of Tibetans would escape Chinese rule to join their beloved Dalai Lama in exile. The opposite is happening these days as thousands leave the exile settlements in India yearly, opting to return to Tibet and become Chinese citizens instead, spurred on no doubt by the myriad problems they face moving ahead in their lives as refugees and securing some semblance of a future.

Today, with the US under President Donald Trump having a very practical and business-like view of the world, and who surprised some by recently sending a delegation to the “Belt and Road Forum” hosted by China, it is also hard to see its ally India finding any strength to bolster its support for the Dalai Lama.

The Tibetan leadership lost their country half a century ago and now they are in the process of losing control of the religion of Tibetan Buddhism in large part due to their heavy handedness in dealing the Tibetan people that often divides the community. But by far the biggest prickly divide lies in the Dalai Lama’s excommunicating his own lineage’s Dorje Shugden, a highly controversial move whose fractiousness has reached a global scale. Many accuse China today of using the religious practice of Dorje Shugden to undermine the Dalai Lama’s hold on his people but in fact it is the Tibetan leadership who provided China with this golden opportunity to capitalize on a schism that is the Tibetan leadership’s own creation.

The Shugden debacle exposes the Dalai Lama as being dictatorial in his rule which disallows the most basic of rights such as freedom of faith. The support that the Tibetan leadership lost, China has picked up as it positions itself as a progressive global leader that is moving towards reform and freedom. And this is on top of having installed a pro-China Panchen Lama (a Lama of equal rank historically and spiritually to the Dalai Lama) in Lhasa whom China is promoting as an alternative to the Dalai Lama.

The 11th Panchen Lama whom China recognises is promoted as a spiritual equivalent to the Dalai Lama

China has also funded many Tibetan monks from the East Tibetan region, where the Dalai Lama does not have much sway, and have transplanted them to the area around capital Lhasa.

It is crystal clear that the Dalai Lama has hence set his own trap a long time ago by miscalculating his moves and creating one thorny issue after another. Today, his detractors even claim that he is not keen on announcing his successor because he wants to end his own incarnation lineage. It would be almost impossible for him to move his chess pieces now without facing checkmate.

This article from Hardnews really sums up everything very well. The article is really unbiased and fair reporting but it still does not bode well for the Tibetan leadership’s immediate and distant future. It is a must read as it summarizes perfectly well the situation of the Tibetan leadership and Tibetans in exile.

Click to read the full report. Source: http://www.hardnewsmedia.com/2017/05/china-usurping-tibetan-buddhism

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  1. I agree with the observation of J. Aulden that Dalai Lama had handed a golden opportunity to China to position herself as the party who values, treasures and will invest to enshrine Tibetan Buddhism, that is deeply embedded in Tibetans’ pride in their culture and tradition. Hence, invalidating the single most potent reason that Dalai lama used to continuously wage “war” against the Chinese all these while.

    By creating the Dorje Shugden schism, Dalai Lama effectively dethroning himself and telling the world he is mere mortal, has likes & dislikes, and has succumbed to politics; meaning he is willing to use unethical means to get what he wants. Therefore, it is precarious for Dharamsala or CTA to continue abuse and fight against the Dorje Shugden people. It is better for Dalai Lama to embrace true reigious freedom and remove any trace of ban against Dorje Shugden practice. In this way, Tibetans can be united.

  2. Further to Camilia’s comment, I am amazed that the Dalai Lama who is the same mindstream as Avalokiteshvara could make such “bad” moves with regards to China and Dorje Shugden. In his attainments His Holiness would have the ability to foresee the results of his actions and yet why did he make the choice to antagonise China and create the divide between his own people into pro-Shugden & anti-Shugden? It seems that whatever ‘side’ that the Dalai Lama had chosen, the contrary happens. He chose to partner with the West for sponsorships and China now prosper to be the powerful country in the world with many seeking her favour and partnership. The Dalai Lama chose to put down the 400 year old practice of enlightened protector Dorje Shugden with CTA placing a ban and inciting hatred & abuses against the practitioners if they disobeyed. Instead this beneficial practice spread worldwide with 4 million practitioners and gained the full support of China under freedom of religion & preservation of cultural act. Of course, the Shugden practitioners did not go out to woo China but since it is seen as though the practitioners are against the Dalai Lama, China is happy to benefit from this hostility.

    Certainly I don’t see any country capable of standing up to China now that the American President has turned the nation’s attention inward to rebuild the great nation and being from a business background, had preferred commercial/trade agreements in friendship rather then hostile disagreements as before. I would see a decline in need for the Dalai Lama or CTA as pawn to antagonise China in the near future. Sad really, how the great acceptance of the Dalai Lama had fallen to courteous dismissal when CTA could had made connection with China for the Tibetan exiles to return home years ago if they had taken the Dalai Lama’s advise of pursuing autonomy rule. I guess CTA thought they know better in aggressively continuing their propaganda against China. I wonder if CTA realises that they no longer have the support that the movement garnered in its early years. And their illogical ban on Dorje Shugden emphasize the failures of their feudalistic method of governance and showed the whole world their injustice in protecting the rights of their own people. So YES, the Tibetan Leadership is losing everything!

  3. sadly is see only the destruction of Dharma and tradition , we may oppose the Dalai Lamas decisions but one must be blind not to see how all the tradition is going down .
    all this are no good signs

  4. “A WOLF IN SHEEP CLOTHING” is what China has always described the Dalai Lama. From what is happening and the actions of the Dalai Lama, China may be correct in that description.

    As a Buddhist who is taught to believe that the Dalai Lama is emanation of Avalokitshvara, it is rather disappointing to note that He has been creating so much disharmony among various sectors of the universe.

    Most of all, His display of dislike to Dorje Shugden Lamas and devotees. Is there really a bigger picture.

    As far as I can see there is none. Correct me, if the Dalai Lama and CTA is being construction for Buddhism.

  5. China seems to be learning from history and their mistakes. They have realised that people need a spiritual anchor. Thus, China has made progress by slowly allowing her people the right to religious activities. From the days of the cultural revolution to now, China has made great strides whereas Tibetans in exile, namely the CTA has regressed by repressing certain worships and creating division to weaken her people in exile.

    CTA wants to call China repressive and inhumane, but look at their own actions. Are they any better than the China they so despise, even if that China is around? To be honest, China may be no angel but compared to CTA, they look like saints.

    So, to have to look at the Tibetans in India when the tap runs dry.

  6. After so many years, finally Tibetans realized that the Tibetan leadership is not bringing them anywhere with their motive, CTA are not capable to take care of their country, their citizen, they only do everything for themselves, hence, it is definitely the right move to go back to Tibet and become the Chinese citizen. More and more people going back, this also means CTA’s time is up. It is sad to see that Tibetans are putting so much hope to CTA for leading them and at the end, they end up with disappointment.

    Lobsang Sangye recently mentioned that Dalai Lama will announce his successor very soon, but now Dalai Lama claim that he is not keen in announcing his successor which I heard this some time back that he want to end his incarnation lineage this life(with no disrespect to Dalai Lama), so does is mean that Lobsang Sangye is telling lie?

    I doubt that for Dalai Lama who is the emanation of Avalokitesvhara will make any wrong move, because Buddha can see all the past, present and future, that is not possible for him to make such mistake over and over again, this also clearly shows that Dalai Lama is planning something that we do not know.

    For this, it has clearly shown that all the previous claim about Dorje Shugden as a spirit is not true, it is so obvious now that for the ‘truth’ that CTA trying to show all these years is actually the biggest lie. Really glad to see CTA is going down, so they could not harm their own people anymore.

  7. Maybe is time for CTA to going down? US not support CTA anymore, what else can CTA do?

    At my point of view : I always Wish for HHDL leave the ban of Dorje Shugden.

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  8. There should be freedom of religion, practice, speech, etc no matter what country one is in.
    In the case of Dorje Shugden’s discrimination, it is very bad as there is no religious freedom at all, just because the Dalai Lama said so. Whether or not, China is promoting Dorje Shugden to spite Dalai Lama and His followers, it doesn’t matter. There should be religious harmony. The point is, China is promoting Tibetan Buddhism. And shouldn’t we, as Buddhists, be proud that they are doing that? The freedom to practice.

    With what CTA is doing, look at what is happening. Tibetans are leaving India by the thousands and although some may want to return but wouldn’t those people be going back to square one? If after all those years spent in India and governed by the CTA bring not much benefits, then why stay on? China is growing huge and bringing so much to their own country, why not stick around and see how one can benefit? If it was me, I would definitely not go back to CTA nor India.

  9. One of the wisest moves China is making is the support of religious freedom for the Tibetans living in China. The present Tibetan leaderships are trying their best what their predecessors had done, that is to further annihilate the lineage of Dorje Shugden. But their efforts have instead increased more awareness and popularity for Dorje Shugden’s practice, as clearly seen by the peaceful protests all over the world where the Dalai Lama visited, and world leaders are distancing themselves from the Dalai Lama. Government leaders do not want to be part of another government who are not treating their people fairly especially the right to religious freedom and human rights. Add to that, the warning given by China not to host the Dalai Lama for any visit, including spiritual ones. Hence the smart gambit by China to woo Tibetans and to weaken the support for the Dalai Lama is working.

  10. After close to 60 years CTA has not bring Tibetans to anywhere. We know so much fund they have received but unfortunately we still cannot see how CTA make Tibetans self-sustain in India. What make the situation more worst is that instead of uniting their people they discriminate their own people with violent for those that have different preference in their religious belief in this case Dorje Shugden practice or political.

    I have read how China is rebuilding monastery, encouraging Buddhism practice and many Tibetans in India going back to Tibet. It has been a long 60 years and the situation between CTA and China is not going anywhere and it has gotten from bad to worst. Indeed CTA is loosing everything from funding to their own people. This is not because their people are traitor but it’s because the disappointment from the leaders that never take care of their people and never put their people interest as priority.

    The longer the Tibetan leadership didn’t realise this the worst it will become.

  11. The CTA is on a losing side. The Tibetans in exile are returning to Tibet. China on the other hand is stopping their help to the countries where Dalai Lama goes to give talks or teachings. The younger generations of the TIbetan in exile are beginning to know more bad things about CTA through the power of social media. Even US is pulling out their help to India which very soon India will also hit with trouble and difficulties. I really don’t understand how long CTA wants to stand firm with their thinking and their rules. Times have change. People have change. So it’s better for them to take action now rather than later when everything turns so bad for them that is hard for them to rise up again.

  12. In my point of view, if CTA have allowed freedom choice practice to their people, no such thing as religion discrimination, Tibetan in exile will occur. What CTA should do? Who should be blame? China again?

    Moreover, China funded many resource to Tibet economically gain more trust, hope and confident to the Tibetan people in India return to their homeland. Other than that, China fully supported religious freedom practices such as Dorje Shugden which the CTA go against it. Right now, China is Tibetan people breadwinner and CTA is far away from it. It is sad but true.

  13. Tibetan leadership with his exile government has fail to gain tibetan trust for the pass 60 year to fright for Tibet independent. Since China has grow global, many countries does not want become China enermy and stop funding to support CTA recently. All the while CTA has misuse the funding has raise to help tibetan in exile provide best living condition . Instate of using this fund . Compair with China has founded more money to rebuild tibet, help building monastries, improve tibetan living condition. Most of the young generation has choose to go back stay at tibet.

  14. Tibetan Leadership has not progress much for the last 60 years and during this 60 period China has taken steps to develop Tibet and slowly win the hearts and the minds of Tibetan.

    One of the most impact things that show China control of Tibetan Buddhism is selected another boy as 11th Pachen Lama while the boy selected by the HH Dalai Lama has since disappeared. Panchen Lama ranks after the Dalai Lama as the second-highest figure in Tibetan Buddhism and bears part of the responsibility for finding the next incarnation of the Dalai Lama (and vice versa) . The Kalachakra ceremony conducted by Pachen Lama was strongly supported by China is a showcase as a demonstration to the outside world that Tibetans are allowed to practice their religion.

    CTA has depending on HH Dalai Lama to play an important role in the world to gain the financial aid and sponsorships. And now countries that do business with China have learnt to their discomfort how badly it reacts to any nation extending hospitality to the Dalai Lama. Nexg is how CTA is going to survive?
    In the last 30 years, China government has improved the Tibetans income compare with CTA still fully reliant on aid and sponsorships.

    In short, CTA has done nothing to improve the life of Tibetan in exile. Therefore it is not surprise that Tibetan leadership is losing everything.

  15. With the technology in current days, people now can get information with just a finger snap. People are not stupid anymore. How long more can CTA cover with their lies? The Tibetan in exile begin to loose faith in their leadership. Those promises had made are still remain empty. Those unfinished business are still remain unfinished. Even the world has loose faith in the Tibetan leadership. One of the giant countries non other than USA, has already planned not to fund CTA anymore. Tibetan in exile, especially the younger generation, not believe CTA dream talk anymore, begin to go back to China.

    From what we see, from the politic side it looks like Tibetan leadership is loosing. But, what about spiritual side? Dorje Shugden begin to spread in China, even in the world. People around the world joining the demonstration to plea to lift the ban. Dalai Lama is a high Lama, maybe he already know this will happen one day? Out of compassion, he doesn’t mind sacrifice his Dalai Lama title, he doesn’t mind dismissing his CTA, but on the other hand, Dorje Shugden practice started to spread world widely. Tibetan leadership seems to loose everything, in Dharamsala. But Tibetan Buddhism seems to have a bright start since China is allocating huge amount of money to help Tibet growth. From what I see, there’s good and bad. China really did a good move.

  16. Very soon CTA will collapse and become history. No one government is going to be successful if they do not have the support of their very own people.

  17. It is indeed a dificult situation for HH Dalai Lama. On top he is not welcomed anymore as people see the ban and how many Tibetans are treated.

    The CTA has so many things that are bad against Dorje Shugden and many high lamas for example. What will be their future with such heavy negative karma?

    It is time to end the Dorje Shugden ban and bring a better future to all Tibetans!

  18. I think this runs in every Tibetan in exile, i wouldn’t want to be living under the umbrella of Tibetan Exile Government anymore. What have i gotten from this administration in exile which made all sorts of promises but nothing materialised. It has been a 60 years of outcry and certainly won’t go down well with all Tibetans who fled Tibet 60 years ago. All in their mind would probably wanting to go back to China Tibet because of all the issues that happened for the longest time. One of it will be lack of freedom of speech and another would be freedom of religion, which clearly lacking. If you are going against what CTA as they are known nowadays, you will be subjected to abuse and using fear on your people doesn’t work. Especially when you are not even a legitimate government which operates on another country’s land. More questions will be asked on the leadership Lobsang Sangay whether are they actually edging any closer in protecting the interests of Tibetans and will they ever reclaim control of Tibet. Very very unlikely from what i see from here.

  19. Sad to read about the news. HHDL has been recognised as an animation of Guanyin, but made such a big mistake to his country, his people and his nation. He is also responsible to all Buddhists because he as the highest calible among Buddhist’s teacher set a very bad example to the world. He’s strategises and his moves totally against and contrary as who he is. There’s no harmony among Tibetans due to the controversy of the Dorje Shugden ban, bad management politically and economically by CTA, creating troubles, sufferings and disharmony to their neighbouring countries politically and spiritually.

    I sincerely hope this will end very soon for the sake of what Buddha has taught 2500 years ago. May the dharma continue to grow among people. May world peace achieve by mind transformation for the people who’s ruling and influencing the world. May there’s no suffering nor war in this world but people alway think of benefiting each other.

  20. The Chinese Gambit has worked perfectly, even the Russians another global power kind of are working well with the Chinese.

    4-5k tibetans leaving back to China, thats really clever of them. Soon Dharamsala will be emptied out of Tibetans who will choose to head back to China.

    I wonder Chinese would make one more overture to lure all the spiritual heads and tradition back to China? It will enrich Tibet’s main offering the world, its spiritual traditions… Time is not on CTA’s side.

  21. It is ironic that Tibetan leader who is supposedly a democratic government and run based on Buddhist value are restricting religious freedom of their people. Why is it so? Whether or not China is supporting Dorje Shugden as against CTA is secondary, it shows that China is a government that support freedom of choice and promoting peace and harmony for the people.

    It is illogical that Dorje Shugden that have been practised for 400 years by many highly attained lamas was suddenly ban. Practitioners were discriminated and segregated due to their choice of belief. The CTA created so much hatred on Dorje Shugden practitioners. If Dalai Lama who is believed to be Chenrizig, then why would he allow disharmony among the people. Why let people continue to suffer? Will people still support CTA with their negative actions against their people, I don’t think so. And yes, I agree that Tibetan leadership is losing.

  22. Watch this clear video of His Holiness the Dalai Lama asking the monasteries to expel monks that practice Dorje Shugden. Click here to watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTgYWidYw3U

  23. Member of Parliament Tenpa Yarphel is a hero. He is speaking up for free speech and freedom of expression. He is exercising his rights, he is standing up for logical democracy which is the only way forward and not having to contact spirits like Nechung via oracles to make decisions that impact people’s lives. But look how people speak about him in the comments, so rude and nasty. It really represents the Dalai Lama badly as they are supporting Dalai Lama beings so rude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=if2dFMKIr_8

    They say we need to believe in Nechung and follow what he says. But in 2009 Nechung said the Dalai Lama would go back to Tibet and that everyone would be happy. A monk from Nechung Monastery is the one that told everyone about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIDZLzXIgW8. But Nechung was wrong. It has been eight years and this has not happened. The Dalai Lama did not return to Tibet. Nechung being consulted by Tibetan government in exile is backwards. No governments do this in the civilized world.

    When people like Tenpa Yarphel speak up and are real patriots of the Tibetan people, they are attacked by other people. In fact people even protest like this man who shaves his hair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M30NL4hG8oA. People like these are actually protesting against Tenpa Yarphel’s democratic rights and freedom of speech. Tibetans by criticizing Tenpa Yarphel shows they are far from democracy. Besides many of the other Kagyu leaders such as Drigung Chetsang Rinpoche, Drukchen Rinpoche, Karmapa Thaye Dorje all did not say anything against Tenpa Yarphel that represents the Kagyus.

    Dalai Lama had said that is his minister of cabinet in the government. Even though it is clear that Nechung is unreliable and a spirit, the Dalai Lama continues to rely heavily on Nechung and other oracles who take trance of spirits. He invites Nechung to all his events and allow him to take trance in centre stage always. In fact the Dalai Lama even calls the oracles to his own private bedroom: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x62ocw1.

    These practices show how Tibetan government is run.

  24. What is the CTA for a club? Going around pretending to be a democracy and only because of HH Dalai Lama they can make some foreign people believe it but it seems that karma is coming back.

    The CTA is suppressing its own people and is having a good life with the money originally meant for the Tibetan people. On top, their elections are a farce!

    Listen here to Tenpa Yarphel who questions about the reliance of the Tibetan Government to Nechung, an oracle, which is understandable already but on top Nechung’s predictions seem to create more problems than anything else. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuKOjcpLH8A

    What happens to Tenpa Yarphel now that he speaks up? Tibetans have started a Facebook page against Tenpa Yarphel and protest against him: http://bit.ly/2ysowTH. They even ask Tenpa Yarphel to resign: http://bit.ly/2zAH2af

    So much for the “Democracy” in the Tibetan Government!!

  25. Yes, the Tibetan Leadership has no more cards to play, seeing that India cannot help the Tibetans in exile now. Forces are working against this. The winds of change have blown against them. China now is the world’s key-player; every other country is bowing to it and seeking its friendship.India has no ally to help her with her “balance of power” game with China.It couldn’t even help Mongolia in fending off China in its efforts not to bow to it in the face of its threat over allowing Dalai Lama to enter Mongolia. In the end, Mongolia had to bow to China and tell Dalai Lama he cannot visit Mongolia any more.
    Hence, CTA , why are you still dragging your feet over the future of Tibtan refugees? Why aren’t you negotiating with China for those who wish to return and helping those who wish to stay in India , get their Indian Passport or citizenship?

  26. 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

  27. China knows how to treat important guest

    https://youtu.be/Na3lcejmqZ4

    The CTA does not know anything and that is why they are losing everything

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  28. What will the all the people around the world and in Tibet do now? Dalai Lama says he is happy that Tibet is a part of China and should remain a part of China. So many Tibetans self-immolated for Tibet to be independent and now Dalai Lama did a 360 degree turn and says he wants to go back to Tibet and China and Tibet should be a part of China. So unbelievable. So many are angry and disappointed.

    Tibetans ready to be part of China: Dalai Lama
    Organised by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), the event was a part of “Thank You India – 2018″ held by the Tibetan community across India to mark 60 years of its exile in the country.
    Indo-Asian News Service
    Bengaluru
    Tibetans are ready to be a part of China if guaranteed full rights to preserve their culture, the Dalai Lama said on Friday.
    “Tibetans are not asking for independence. We are okay with remaining with the People’s Republic of China, provided we have full rights to preserve our culture,” the 83-year-old spiritual leader said at “Thank You Karnataka” event here in the city.
    Organised by the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), the event was a part of “Thank You India – 2018″ held by the Tibetan community across India to mark 60 years of its exile in the country.
    “Several of Chinese citizens practicing Buddhism are keen on Tibetan Buddhism as it is considered scientific,” the Nobel laureate said.
    Born in Taktser hamlet in northeastern Tibet, the Dalai Lama was recognized at the age of two as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, Thubten Gyatso. He fled to India from Tibet after a failed uprising against the Chinese rule in 1959.
    China annexed Tibet in 1950, forcing thousands of Tibetans, including monks, to flee the mountain country and settle in India as refugees.
    Since then, India has been home to over 100,000 Tibetans majorly settled in Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh among other states.
    https://www.greaterkashmir.com/news/india/tibetans-ready-to-be-part-of-china-dalai-lama/293109.html

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  29. Dear Dalai Lama,

    Since you started the cruel ban against the 350 year Dorje Shugden practice, how has it benefit your Tibetan society and Buddhism in the world? Things have become worse and most educated Tibetans can see this. They don’t speak out not because they don’t see your ban as wrong, but you instill fear in them and not respect. It is like fear of a dictator. I am sorry to say so. Everyone is divided. There is no harmony. Before your ban there was more harmony and unity.

    By enacting the ban, you split the monasteries, split so many families, split regions in Tibet apart, split your disciples from you, split your own gurus from you, split Tibetan Buddhism apart. You have created so much disharmony.

    It is not democratic what you have done to ban a religion within your community. You always talk of tolerance and acceptance and democracy and yet you do not accept and tolerate something different from your beliefs. When people practice Dorje Shugden you ostracize them, ban them from seeing you, ban them from using Tibetan facilities. You know you have done that. There are videos that capture your speech and prove this point. You even had people expelled from monasteries just because they practice Dorje Shugden. Some of the monks you expelled have been in the monastery for over 40 years. Many older monks shed tears because of this.

    Many young educated Tibetans lost confidence in you as they saw the damage the Dorje Shugden ban created and they lose hope. Many have become free thinkers. They reject what you have done. So many people in the west left Buddhism because of the confusion you created with this ban against Dorje Shugden which is immoral.

    You could of had millions of people who practice Dorje Shugden to support, love and follow you, but you scared them away. They are hurt and very disappointed. They loved you and respected you deeply before the ban. It has been 60 years and you have failed to get Tibet back. Your biggest failure is not getting Tibet back after 57 years in exile. Now you are begging China to allow you to return to Tibet to the disappointment of thousands of people who fought for a free Tibet believing in you. So many self-immolated for a free Tibet and now you want Tibet to be a part of China with no referendum from Tibetans. Just like a dictator, you decide on your own. It was your government and you that lost Tibet in the first place. Your policies and style of doing things do not benefit Tibet and Buddhism. You have been the sole ruler of Tibet your whole life and you still have not gotten our country of Tibet back for us. Our families and us are separated. Yet you create more pain by creating a ban to further divide people. Please have compassion.

    No other Buddhist leader has banned or condemned any religion except for you. It looks very bad. You are a Nobel laureate and this is not fitting of a laureate. You should unite people and not separate them by religious differences.

    You said Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi did not do right to the Rohingya people in Myanmar due to religious differences, but you are doing the same thing to the Shugden Buddhists within your own society. There is a parallel in this. You separate the Shugden Buddhists from the others in Tibetan society.

    You have lost so many people who would have loved and supported you. You have lost so much support around the world. The Shugden Buddhists who love you number in the millions. When you are fast losing support from governments and private people, it will not do you well to lose more.

    After you are passed away in the future, the rift you created between the Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people will remain for a while and that will be your legacy. Disharmony. You will be remembered for this. Not as a hero but a disharmony creator.

    Dorje Shugden will spread and further grow, but you will be no more as you are a human. No one wishes you bad and in fact we hope you have a long and healthy life, but we have lost so much hope and have so much despair because of you. All the hundreds of Dorje Shugden lamas, tulkus and geshes are maturing and there are hundreds of Dorje Shugden monasteries in Tibet who will not give up Dorje Shugden. You have made a mistake. These hundreds of teachers and teachers to be will spread Dorje Shugden further in the future.

    The gurus that gave us Dorje Shugden as a spiritual practice and you have called these holy gurus wrong and they are mistaken in giving us Dorje Shugden. How can you insult our gurus whom we respect so much? If they can be wrong, then you can be wrong. Then all gurus can be wrong. So no one needs to listen to any guru? You have created this trend. It is not healthy. Your own gurus practiced Dorje Shugden their whole lives. Your own gurus were exemplary and highly learned.

    Dalai Lama you have created so much pain with this ban against so many people due to religion. You are ageing fast. Are you going to do anything about it or stay stubborn, hard and un-moving. You show a smile and preach peace and harmony wherever you go. But will you do the same to your own people? Please rectify the wrong you have done. Please before it is too late. You can create harmony again or you can pass away in the future with this legacy of peace. May you live long and think carefully and admit what was a mistake in having this unethical ban against Dorje Shugden religion.

  30. Why doesn’t the United States and its allies end Refugee Status for the useless Tibetans? They have been refugees for 60 years now and don’t tell me they still cannot get their lives back in order?

    Tibetans really know how to put on a good show and use people, take their money and do nothing in return.

    Trump and Allies Seek End to Refugee Status for Millions of Palestinians
    In internal emails, Jared Kushner advocated a “sincere effort to disrupt” the U.N.’s relief agency for Palestinians.
    BY COLUM LYNCH, ROBBIE GRAMER | AUGUST 3, 2018, 2:12 PM
    Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, has quietly been trying to do away with the U.N. relief agency that has provided food and essential services to millions of Palestinian refugees for decades, according to internal emails obtained by Foreign Policy.
    His initiative is part of a broader push by the Trump administration and its allies in Congress to strip these Palestinians of their refugee status in the region and take their issue off the table in negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, according to both American and Palestinian officials. At least two bills now making their way through Congress address the issue.
    Kushner, whom Trump has charged with solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, has been reluctant to speak publicly about any aspect of his Middle East diplomacy. A peace plan he’s been working on with other U.S. officials for some 18 months has been one of Washington’s most closely held documents.
    But his position on the refugee issue and his animus toward the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) is evident in internal emails written by Kushner and others earlier this year.
    “It is important to have an honest and sincere effort to disrupt UNRWA,” Kushner wrote about the agency in one of those emails, dated Jan. 11 and addressed to several other senior officials, including Trump’s Middle East peace envoy, Jason Greenblatt.
    “This [agency] perpetuates a status quo, is corrupt, inefficient and doesn’t help peace,” he wrote.
    The United States has helped fund UNRWA since it was formed in 1949 to provide relief for Palestinians displaced from their homes following the establishment of the State of Israel and ensuing international war. Previous administrations have viewed the agency as a critical contributor to stability in the region.
    But many Israel supporters in the United States today see UNRWA as part of an international infrastructure that has artificially kept the refugee issue alive and kindled hopes among the exiled Palestinians that they might someday return home—a possibility Israel flatly rules out.
    Critics of the agency point in particular to its policy of granting refugee status not just to those who fled Mandatory Palestine 70 years ago but to their descendants as well—accounting that puts the refugee population at around 5 million, nearly one-third of whom live in camps across Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank, and Gaza.
    By trying to unwind UNRWA, the Trump administration appears ready to reset the terms of the Palestinian refugee issue in Israel’s favor—as it did on another key issue in December, when Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
    In the same January email, Kushner wrote: “Our goal can’t be to keep things stable and as they are. … Sometimes you have to strategically risk breaking things in order to get there.”
    Kushner raised the refugee issue with officials in Jordan during a visit to the region in June, along with Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt. According to Palestinian officials, he pressed the Jordan to strip its more than 2 million registered Palestinians of their refugee status so that UNRWA would no longer need to operate there.
    “[Kushner said] the resettlement has to take place in the host countries and these governments can do the job that UNRWA was doing,” said Hanan Ashrawi, a member of Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
    She said the Trump administration wanted rich Arab Gulf states to cover the costs Jordan might incur in the process.
    “They want to take a really irresponsible, dangerous decision and the whole region will suffer,” Ashrawi said.
    Saeb Erekat, the Palestinians’ chief negotiator, told reporters in June that Kushner’s delegation had said it was ready to stop funding UNRWA altogether and instead direct the money—$300 million annually—to Jordan and other countries that host Palestinian refugees.
    “All this is actually aimed at liquidating the issue of the Palestinian refugees,” hesaid.
    The White House declined to comment on the record for this story. A senior executive branch official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said U.S. policy regarding the U.N.’s Palestinian refugee program “has been under frequent evaluation and internal discussion. The administration will announce its policy in due course.”
    Jordanian officials in New York and Washington did not respond to queries about the initiative.
    Kushner and Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, both proposed ending funding for UNRWA back in January. But the State Department, the Pentagon, and the U.S. intelligence community all opposed the idea, fearing in part that it could fuel violence in the region.
    The following week, the State Department announced that that United States would cut the first $125 million installment of its annual payment to UNRWA by more than half, to $60 million.
    “UNRWA has been threatening us for six months that if they don’t get a check they will close schools. Nothing has happened,” Kushner wrote in the same email.
    State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said at the time that the U.S. had no intention of eliminating funding for Palestinian refugees, and that it was taking time to explore ways to reform UNRWA and to convince other countries to help Washington shoulder the financial burden of aiding the Palestinians.
    But the following day, Victoria Coates, a senior advisor to Greenblatt, sent an email to the White House’s national security staff indicating that the White House was mulling a way to eliminate the U.N.’s agency for Palestinian refugees.
    “UNRWA should come up with a plan to unwind itself and become part of the UNHCR by the time its charter comes up again in 2019,” Coates wrote.
    She noted that the proposal was one of a number of “spitball ideas that I’ve had that are also informed by some thoughts I’ve picked up from Jared, Jason and Nikki.”
    Other ideas included a suggestion that the U.N. relief agency be asked to operate on a month-to-month budget and devise “a plan to remove all anti-Semitism from educational materials.”
    The ideas seemed to track closely with proposals Israel has been making for some time.
    “We believe that UNRWA needs to pass from the world as it is an organization that advocates politically against Israel and perpetuates the Palestinian refugee problem,” said Elad Strohmayer, a spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in Washington.
    Strohmayer said that Palestinians are the only population that is able to transfer its refugee status down through generations.
    The claim, though long advanced by Israel, is not entirely true.
    In an internal report from 2015, the State Department noted that the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees “recognizes descendants of refugees as refugees for purposes of their operations.” The report, which was recently declassified, said the descendants of Afghan, Bhutanese, Burmese, Somali, and Tibetan refugees are all recognized by the U.N. as refugees themselves.
    Of the roughly 700,000 original Palestinian refugees, only a few tens of thousands are still alive, according to estimates.
    The push to deny the status to most Palestinians refugees is also gaining traction in Congress.
    Last week, Rep. Doug Lamborn, a Republican from Colorado, introduced a bill that would limit the United States to assisting only the original refugees. Most savings in U.N. contributions would be directed to the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United States’ principal international development agency. But USAID is currently constrained by the Taylor Force Act, which restricts the provision of humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian Authority until it ends a policy of providing aid to families of fallen terrorists.
    “Instead of resettling Palestinian refugees displaced as a result of the Arab-Israeli Conflict of 1948, UNRWA provides aid to those they define as Palestinian refugees until there is a solution they deem acceptable to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” Lamborn’s bill states.
    “This policy does not help resettle the refugees from 1948 but instead maintains a refugee population in perpetuity.”
    A congressional aide familiar with the legislation said its intent isn’t to gut UNRWA funding, but redirect assistance to descendants through USAID.
    “The people that are suffering should still get assistance, but through appropriately defined humanitarian channels and aid programs,” the aide said.
    Similarly, Sen. James Lankford, (R-Okla.), has drafted legislation that would redirect U.S. funding away from UNRWA and to other local and international agencies.
    The bill, which has not yet officially been introduced, would require the U.S. secretary of state certify by 2020 that the United Nations has ended its recognition of Palestinian descendants as refugees.
    “The United Nations should provide assistance to the Palestinians in a way that makes clear that the United Nations does not recognize the vast majority of Palestinians currently registered by UNRWA as refugees deserving refugee status,” reads a draft obtained by Foreign Policy.
    Previous U.S. administrations have maintained that the vast majority of Palestinian refugees will ultimately have to be absorbed in a new Palestinian state or naturalized in the countries that have hosted them for generations.
    But the fate of the refugee issue was expected to be agreed to as part of a comprehensive peace pact that resulted in the establishment of a Palestinian state.
    “It’s very clear that the overarching goal here is to eliminate the Palestinian refugees as an issue by defining them out of existence,” said Lara Friedman, the president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace.
    “This isn’t going to make peace any easier. It’s going to make it harder.”
    https://foreignpolicy.com/2018/08/03/trump-palestinians-israel-refugees-unrwaand-allies-seek-end-to-refugee-status-for-millions-of-palestinians-united-nations-relief-and-works-agency-unrwa-israel-palestine-peace-plan-jared-kushner-greenb/

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  31. Supreme Court of India JUSTICE Mr. MARKANDEY KATJU (RETD) writes that Tibet is much better under the Chinese than it was under the lamas who only wanted to make the populace slaves. It was feudal and it will never return to the backwardness again.

    Time has come to acknowledge that Tibet has vastly improved under Chinese rule
    JUSTICE MARKANDEY KATJU (RETD) | 12 August, 2018
    From a terribly poor state hinged on a feudal system, Tibet has modernised and grows faster than the rest of China
    This article has been prompted by Jyoti Malhotra’s article in ThePrint ‘Tibetan government quietly changed its PM’s designation. India won’t be unhappy about it‘.
    China’s annexation of Tibet in 1959, ousting the Dalai Lama, had attracted it worldwide criticism. The Dalai Lama fled and was granted asylum in India, where he set up a government-in-exile with its headquarters in Dharamshala.
    The Chinese claim Tibet on the grounds that it has been part of the country since the Yuan dynasty of the 13th century, which is disputed by the government-in-exile. But let us leave this that matter aside.
    The more important question is whether Chinese rule has benefited Tibet.
    The answer is that it undoubtedly has. As the Reuters’ Ben Blanchard writes: “Today Tibet is richer and more developed than it has ever been, its people healthier, more literate, better dressed and fed”.
    Although Ben goes on to argue that this development masks “a deep sense of unhappiness among many Tibetans”, I will disagree. How can anyone be unhappy if s/he is healthier, better fed and better clothed?
    Under the rule of the Dalai Lamas (Buddhist priests), the people of Tibet were terribly poor, almost entirely illiterate, and lived like feudal serfs.
    Today, Tibet presents a totally different picture. The illiteracy rate in Tibet has gone down from 95 per cent in the 1950s to 42 per cent in 2000. It has modern schools, universities, engineering and medical colleges, modern hospitals, freeways, supermarkets, fast food restaurants, mobile stores and apartment buildings. The capital Lhasa is like any other modern city.
    While the economic growth in the rest of China has slowed down to about 7 per cent, Tibet has had a 10 per cent growth rate in the last two decades.
    Tibet has huge mineral wealth, which was only awaiting Chinese technology to be tapped. Nowadays, it has numerous hydro and solar power plants and industries running with Chinese help.
    Tibetan literature is flourishing, contrary to claims that the Chinese want to crush Tibetan culture.
    Of course, now the lamas cannot treat their people as slaves.
    The so-called ‘government-in-exile’, of which Lobsang Sangay claims to be the President, is a fake organisation, funded by foreign countries. They only want to restore the feudal Tibet, ruled by the reactionary lamas, something which will never happen.
    The writer is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India
    https://theprint.in/opinion/time-has-come-to-acknowledge-that-tibet-has-vastly-improved-under-chinese-rule/97172/

  32. While the government of Nepal has framed a policy to tighten the noose around non-governmental organisations, they have welcomed 30 Chinese NGOs to enter the country. These NGOs will penetrate the country’s social sector at the grassroots level. This is the first time such a large number of Chinese NGOs have entered Nepal at one time. Nepal is increasingly open to Chinese influence, a sign that ties between both countries are strengthening, while India’s influence is being reduced. The time has passed for India’s monopoly to remain uninterrupted in Nepal as opportunities to engage with China are being welcomed.

    30 Chinese NGOs all set to work in Nepal
    REWATI SAPKOTA
    Kathmandu, July 30
    At a time when the government has framed a policy to tighten the noose around non-governmental organisations, 30 Chinese NGOs have entered Nepal to penetrate the country’s social sector and the grassroots.
    The Social Welfare Council Nepal and China NGO Network for International Exchanges, an umbrella body of Chinese NGOs, have signed a memorandum of understanding to enable Chinese NGOs to work in Nepal. The agreement was signed yesterday between SWCN Member Secretary Dilli Prasad Bhatt and CNIE General Secretary Zhu Rui in the presence of Minister of Women, Children and Senior Citizen Tham Maya Thapa and Chinese Deputy Minister of External Affairs Wang Yajun.
    The agreement has paved the way for the first batch of 30 Chinese NGOs to work in Nepal for a period of three years. Their contract will be extended based on the consent of SWCN and CNIE. Representatives of these 30 Chinese NGOs were also present during yesterday’s signing ceremony. They have agreed to work in partnership with local NGOs to implement their programmes and projects.
    The Chinese NGOs are eyeing areas such as livelihood, healthcare, education, skill-based training, community development and disaster management. This is the first time such a large number of Chinese NGOs has entered Nepal at one time. The Chinese assistance so far in Nepal has largely been limited to development of infrastructure projects. But the entry of these NGOs indicates China is keen on making its presence felt in Nepal’s social sector and the grassroots, which, till date, have remained domains of the West and countries such as Japan and India.
    The MoU signed between SWCN and CNIE states that Chinese NGOs will be mobilised for ‘the benefit of needy Nepalis and to enhance ties between China and Nepal through people-to-people support programmes’.
    “The Chinese NGOs will abide by the law of Nepal in its entirety while carrying out development cooperation in Nepal,” says the MoU, adding, “Chinese NGOs will submit programmes to the SWCN to carry out development activities in partnership with Nepali NGOs and SWCN in line with plans and policies of the government of Nepal.”
    The MoU was signed at a time when the government has drafted the National Integrity Policy to limit activities of NGOs and INGOs, as some of them were found ‘trying to break communal harmony and proselytising Nepalis’. There were also concerns that high administrative cost of many NGOs and INGOs was preventing money from reaching the real beneficiaries. The policy clearly states that NGOs and INGOs cannot spend more than specified amount under administrative and consultant headings. They will also be barred from working against Nepal’s interests, culture and communal harmony and conducting activities to promote their religious, social or other agenda, adds the policy.
    Around 48,000 NGOs are currently registered in Nepal, of which only 1,600 have been receiving funds from INGOs, as per SWCN. The SWCN has directed INGOs and NGOs to spend 60 per cent of the budget to generate tangible results, while the remaining can be used to cover administrative costs and organise training, meetings and seminars.
    https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/30-chinese-ngos-all-set-to-work-in-nepal/

  33. The cracks in Tibetan society are starting to show, and it is now coming to the attention of local Indians who have all but identified the Tibetan leadership as the source of the divisions. According to this author, disunity amongst the Tibetans is now creating problems for Indian law enforcement agencies, and this disunity may culminate in young Tibetans holding silent grudges against their host country. It is incredible that after six decades of generosity from India, Indians are now facing the very real possibility Tibetans can be ungrateful towards India. The Tibetan leadership totally failed to impart positive values upon their exiled community, like gratitude for those kindest to them and the need to repay these kindnesses with real, tangible results. It’s also very unlikely that the Tibetan leadership will now start to do this, after six decades of failing to do so. Indians need to realise this, and see that there is no benefit for their nation to align themselves with the Tibetan leadership, and there never will be.
    Tibetan disunity not in India’s interest
    John S. Shilshi
    Updated: August 7, 2018, 11:00 AM
    India is home to the Dalai Lama and an estimated 120,000 Tibetan refugees. Though this humanitarian gesture on India’s part comes at the cost of risking New Delhi’s relations with China, India has never wavered in ensuring that Tibetans live with dignity and respect. Notified settlements across the country were made available so that they can live as independently as possible and practice Tibetan religion and culture. They are also allowed to establish centres of higher learning in Tibetan Buddhism. As a result, several reputed Buddhist institutes came up in Karnataka, and in the Indian Himalayan belt. In what may be termed as a gesture well reciprocated, and because of the respect and influence His Holiness the Dalai Lama commands, the Tibetan diaspora also lived as a peaceful community, rarely creating problems for India’s law enforcement agencies.
    The situation, however, changed from 2000 onwards when unity amongst Tibetans suffered some setback due to developments like the Karmapa succession controversy and the controversy over worshiping of Dorje Shugden. In a unique case of politics getting the better of religion, two senior monks of the Karma kargyue sect of Tibetan Buddhism, Tai Situ Rinpoche and late Shamar Rinpoche, developed serious differences after the demise of Rangjung Rigpe Dorje, the 16th Karmapa, in 1981. This animosity ultimately led to emergence of two 17th Karmapa candidates in the early nineties. While Tai Situ Rinpoche identified and recognised UghyanThinley Dorje, late Shamar Rinpoche anointed Thinley Thaye Dorje as his Karmapa candidate. Enthronement of their respective protégés at the Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, the supreme seat of the Karma Kargue linage, being their primary objective, both started indulging in activities monks normally are expected to, and bitterness spewed against each other.
    The bitter rivalry assumed a new dimension when UghyenThinley Dorje suddenly appeared in India in January 2000. The competition became fiercer and hectic political lobbying, never known in the history of Tibetan Buddhism on Indian soil, became common place. Apart from pulling strings at their disposal in Sikkim as well as in the power corridors of New Delhi, these senior monks spat against each other with allegations and counter allegations, widening the gaps between their supporters. His Holiness the Dalai Lama, choosing to favour one of the candidates—a decision many Tibet watchers felt was ill-timed—had also limited possible scope of rapprochement. Hence, the Karma Kargyue followers are now vertically divided, while the camps are dragged into a long drawn legal battle.
    Another development that unfortunately split the Tibetans is the controversy over Shugden worshipping, which again is an internal matter of the Gelugpa sect, to which the Dalai Lama belongs. It erupted as a result of the Dalai Lama urging Tibetans to refrain from worshiping Dorje Shugden, a deity believed to be a protector, according to Tibetan legend. Shugden practitioners, who felt offended by the call, describe it as an attack on freedom of religion, a right, which Dalai Lama himself tirelessly fought for. On the other hand, die hard Dalai Lama followers perceived the questioning of the decision as one challenging the wisdom of the Dalai Lama and mounted massive pressure on Dorje Shugden practitioners to relent, with some even demolishing the statues of the deity. The rivalry ultimately led to split in two Gelug monasteries in Karnataka, and Serpom and Shar Garden monasteries in Bylakupe and Mundgod respectively came under the control of Shugden followers. The bitterness associated with the split is exemplified by the fact that till today, members of these monasteries are treated as some sort of outcasts by the others. Thus, for the first time, the Tibetan diaspora in India gave birth to sections opposed to the Dalai Lama, with spillover effects in Tibet and elsewhere.
    For India, with a fragile internal security profile, a divided Tibetan population on its soil is not good news. It has several long-term implications. It is common knowledge that China considers Dalai Lama as a secessionist, one plotting to divide their country. The latter’s claim of “all that Tibetans were asking for, was a status of genuine autonomy within the Constitution of the Peoples’ Republic of China”, had fallen into deaf ears. China also considers him as someone who plays to the Indian tune to tickle China. Therefore, at a time when China has successfully shrunk the Dalai Lama’s space internationally, India continuing to extend the usual space for him is viewed as complicity. Sharp reaction from China when he was allowed to visit Arunachal Pradesh in April 2017, is a recent example. Such being the delicate nature of India-China relations on matters and issues concerning Tibetans, India can hardly afford to ignore the division within the diaspora. Past experience of dubious elements from Tibet having succeeded in infiltrating the Central Tibetan Administration, including the security wing, should be a warning.
    It is also time India understands the reason behind Tibetans seeking Indian passports, despite an existing arrangement for issue of Identity Certificates, which is passport equivalent. Some had even successfully taken recourse to legal remedy on the issue, and left the government of India red-faced. These changing moods should not be viewed as desires by Tibetans to become Indian citizens. They are triggered by the pathetic state of affairs associated with issuing of Identity Certificates, where delays in most cases are anything between six months to one year. Early streamlining of the process will drastically reduce their desire to hold Indian passport. It will also remove the wrongly perceived notion among some educated Tibetan youth, that the cumbersome process was a ploy by India to confine them in this country. While India should not shy from requesting the Dalai Lama to use his good offices to end all differences within the community in the interest of India’s internal security, it will also be necessary to ensure that young Tibetans do not nurse a silent grudge against the very country they called their second home.
    https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/opinion/tibetan-disunity-not-indias-interest

  34. Although the Dalai Lama has offered an apology, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) still expressed their disappointment over his controversial comment on Nehru, the Arunachal Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC). Dalai Lama called Nehru self-centred.

    The Congress said Dalai Lama being a foreigner should shun and refrain from interfering in the internal as well as external affairs of India.

    Dalai Lama should abstain from imparting controversial information to students: Arunachal Congress
    Dalai Lama should know that a spiritual leader like him is shouldering great expectation: APCC
    | DAMIEN LEPCHA | ITANAGAR | August 12, 2018 9:58 pm
    disappointment over the recent statement made by Tibetan Spiritual Leader the 14th Dalai Lama in which he called Jawaharlal Nehru, the former Prime Minister of India as “self-centered” and the one responsible for parting India and Pakistan.
    “Although Dalai Lama expressed regret over his controversial comment, the APCC is extremely thwarted by it. A Tibetan spiritual leader calling names to an Indian leader who sweated most to keep him and his followers safe from Chinese aggression is simply not acceptable. Today, India is home to lakhs of Tibetan refugees who are living in 37 settlements and 70 scattered communities across different states of India,” APCC vice-president Minkir Lollen said in a statement on Sunday.
    “Dalai Lama may have forgotten that India provided a beam of light and hope to Tibetans remaining in Chinese-dominated Tibet and in the neighbouring Chinese provinces politically cut off from the Tibetan heart land. All these happened only because India has great leaders like Gandhi and Nehru who took the responsibility of social burden to shelter thousands of persecuted Tibetans then in 1959,” Lollen added.
    Minkir said Dalai Lama should know that a spiritual leader like him is shouldering great expectation, hope and trust of millions on record and the same are watching his contribution towards the mankind.
    “In such circumstances, Dalai Lama should abstain from imparting partial and controversial information to the students who are the torch bearer of the nation,” the Congress said.
    Further stating that the statement of the spiritual leader could be a politically motivated one and made with an effort to approach Prime Minister Narendra Modi for survival of his continuation in the country, the Congress said Dalai Lama being a foreigner should shun and refrain from interfering in the internal as well as external affairs of India.
    https://nenow.in/north-east-news/dalai-lama-should-abstain-from-imparting-controversial-information.html

  35. The CTA is not capable and does not have the intention to give the Tibetans a better future, many Tibetans now see it that’s why they are leaving India. In the past, the Tibetans try to cross the border to come to Nepal. Now many Tibetans are crossing the border trying to go back to Tibet. This shows that life in Tibet is so much better than in India.

    The Chinese government treats the citizens equally. Everyone is given the same opportunity whether in education or in the job market. Special training and programs are launched to help people to acquire more skills and be more competitive. Many Tibetans in Tibet are living out of poverty now as a result of the effort put in by the Chinese government.

    The CTA has not really done much to improve the lives of the Tibetans in exile. After 60 years they are still refugees and Lobsang Sangay expects them to remain as refugees for another 50 years. A cause that takes 110 years to be successful is actually a failure. At the end of the day, the CTA really does not want to free Tibet and give the Tibetans a better future. They just want to make use of the refugee status of the Tibetans to beg for free money and make their wallet fatter. The CTA is no different from the old Tibetan government in Tibet.

  36. The CTA cannot lie anymore, they are just ineffective. After 60 years, the blind can also see the CTA is not capable and they always make empty promises. The CTA doesn’t want to take the responsibility that is why they always ask Nechung for advice. After asking for advice, they just sit there and not doing anything.

    The CTA is not going to succeed because Nechung always gives the wrong prophecy and the CTA is too busy begging for free money. Well, the main reason the CTA is not working hard for the Tibet cause is that they want to continue to get free money from the west using the cause. Life has been too easy for the CTA, they will not want to change anything.

    More Tibetans have realised how deceiving and hypocritical the CTA is, some of them speak up, some of them choose to leave the Tibetan community. The number of Tibetans in India has reduced a lot, a statistic that the CTA is very reluctant to release. Tibetans arriving in India from Tibet is close to zero by now. This is a very clear indication the CTA is losing support from its own people. It is probably time for the CTA to say goodbye!

  37. The Chinese government doesn’t believe in divide and conquer strategy. They understand unity and harmony is extremely important in order for the country to progress. Therefore, the Chinese government will never create disharmony or conflicts among its people.

    The Chinese government sometimes gives financial help to the poor or the needy regardless of their background. Their main purpose is to make sure everyone in the country is working towards the same goal and no one is left out. They have successfully brought down the poverty rate in Tibet from 35.2% to 7.9%. So, did the CTA do much for the Tibetan in excel?

    Comparing the 2 leaderships there is no doubt the Chinese government has produced more result than the CTA. The Chinese government has improved the living standard of the Tibetans and given the Tibetans more opportunities. The CTA, on the other hand, is still struggling to free Tibet and fails to give the Tibetans a better future.

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