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General Discussion / Re: Boy self-immolates, Sikyong is responsible
« Last post by grandmapele on Today at 12:46:22 AM »
As Buddhists and with the Dalai Lama heading the Tibetans in exile, the CTA should discourage self-immolation as killing own self is also killing, and a human life at that. how heavy the karma for those self-immolations and those not stopping it. CTA should not wholly blame China. they too are partly responsible. Own up to you responsibility as leaders of the Tibetans in exile. Don't be such cowards and sneaky blaming people.
General Buddhism / Re: China works to preserve Xinjiang's Historical Buddhist caves
« Last post by Manjushri on October 16, 2017, 10:18:12 AM »
It's beautiful that China is working towards this! China has sucha rich, deep, beautiful culture with so much history and to preserve the Buddhist caves is a great move towards this. Some of these caves are 2000 years old - that's almost as old as the time Buddha came to turn the wheel of Dharma. Great to read this, and I am sure China will allocate much more budget to preserve more cultural, religious places to promote their historical sites.
General Discussion / Re: Boy self-immolates, Sikyong is responsible
« Last post by Celia on October 16, 2017, 05:26:38 AM »

It is sad that self immolation has to take place, because of the CTA's inefficiencies. Every self immolation not only demonstrates a cry for a Free Tibet, but also, the lack of doings/result from CTA. With no choice, they choose to self immolate. Why does the CTA continue to allow its people to do this? If they had done their job correctly, no one would go to this extreme as a cry for help, because they would have felt hope from what the CTA would and should have provided after all these years.

Well, if CTA really cared about Tibetans and did what they were elected to do in the first place, there will not be Tibetans who would be driven to take such drastic action. One can only imagine the desperation, frustration and hopelessness felt by them resulting in them feeling that they can only use their life to be heard.

Sadly, such self-immolation does nothing for the Tibetan cause. The only one benefitting is CTA and hence they will not actively bring a stop to it. After all, more deaths translate to more sympathy prompting more donations for CTA to pocket.

When will Tibetans realise the futility of not only self-immolations but also trusting/supporting CTA?
Hardly surprising since the priority of a true democratic leader is always its citizens. Something that CTA has been getting away with not doing considering the pathetic governing by CTA leading to no significant progress in the Tibetan cause or the welfare of Tibetans to date.

Anyway, taking into account economic and political aspects, it no longer makes sense to openly support CTA, especially considering the possible detrimental economic repercussions from China. In a way, it is always a matter time before such turning point as there is only so much people can stomach the continued leeching from CTA who has nothing to show for after all the generous donations.

As aptly pointed out by Ringo Starr, “Australia, and many other countries, do not suffer fools gladly”.
Truly goes to show that CTA reactively twists anything to their advantage without really thinking matters through. Either they are truly incompetent and incapable of doing things right or just maliciously taking actions calculated only to rope in benefits for CTA at the expense of Tibetans in exile. Both do not reflect well on CTA. No wonder there has been no significant progress with Tibetan cause and the sordid situation with welfare of Tibetans in exile.
General Discussion / Re: What is Autonomy According to the CTA?
« Last post by grandmapele on October 16, 2017, 03:14:22 AM »
@vajrastorm, yes, yes, yes.How about Hong Kong? How did they do it. They are an autonomous region of China. How about Sikyong Lobsang Sangay have a look at that> hold on, does he even know about or of Hong Kong?
General Discussion / Re: Indians openly demand Tibetans go home
« Last post by pemachen on October 15, 2017, 05:06:44 PM »
I've seen these on this website, as well as online on various platforms, I'm sure all of you have seen them too.

It's quite obvious what the CTA is up to. The CTA is not united, just grouped together for convenience and some of them are out to take advantage of the Tibetan 'refugee' status and their circumstances in exile.

Some MPs are even going against the Dalai Lama's Middle Way policy by promoting Rangzen/ freedom/ independence activities.

What are they really doing for the Tibetans in exile or the Tibetans in Tibet? Are they capable of doing anything to really help the Tibetans, the Tibetan cause or even preservation of Tibet's religion and culture? 

In my opinion, although the Tibetans are trying to make the administration democratic, I personally think Samdhong Rinpoche did a better job when he was leading the Tibetans in exile. During his Prime Ministership, Samdhong Rinpoche negotiated many times with the Chinese officials to bring a suitable solution to the Tibetan cause.  There is no sign of any possible talk with China now or in the near future.   I pity the Tibetans in exile who have no place to go, no future.

The corrupted group

The MPs who are against the Dalai Lama group

The infamous power-hungry duo

General Discussion / Re: Indians openly demand Tibetans go home
« Last post by Belinda Mae on October 15, 2017, 03:49:48 PM »
CTA is not doing anything at all to better the lives of their own Tibetan people. The CTA also not contributing anything to the economy in India. All they know is  to play the victim card and get western countries for funds. What was done with the funds nobody knows except the CTA. The Tibetans have been in staying in a foreign for so long and CTA do not have any plans to go back to Tibet or to do improve the lives of the Tibetans. We understand why the Indians demands Tibetans go home is because of the reasons above. Even the self-immolation cases, how come the CTA didn't voice out and ask them to stop? The CTA thinks everyone is dumb and blind cannot see what they are doing. 
General Discussion / Re: What is Autonomy According to the CTA?
« Last post by vajrastorm on October 15, 2017, 03:06:09 PM »
“What we are saying is, ‘These are the provisions in the Chinese constitution that say what Tibetans are entitled to. That’s your law. Implement that and we’ll take that as autonomy,’ said Sikyong Lobsang Sangay. Autonomy, as defined above by Lobsang Sangay, leaves one more bewildered and confused.

It doesn't help when he goes on to talk about other issues like self immolation and blames the Chinese for that,and about previous attempts at negotiations with the Chinese and ends with a lame comment that "all is not lost".

How about seeing how China enforces autonomy in places like Hongkong, CTA? That's more realistic as a model of autonomy.
General Discussion / Re: Indians openly demand Tibetans go home
« Last post by pemachen on October 15, 2017, 03:00:07 PM »
I have just been informed by contacts from Arunachal Pradesh that this has happened. Looks like the Indians spearheaded by SUMAA really want the Tibetans out. If they can't get the Tibetans out, they are going to make sure the Tibetans do not use illegal means to take advantage of India and privileges for Indians.

This is being circulated by those who are concerned with the situation in India now. The issue is not about SUMAA, but rather why are the Tibetans so hated in India and what the Central Tibetan Administration will do to pacify the angry Indians?

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