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Manjushri

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Re: China works to preserve Xinjiang's Historical Buddhist caves
« Reply #15 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.

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Re: China works to preserve Xinjiang's Historical Buddhist caves
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2019, 05:31:09 PM »
Another Buddhist site being preserved by the Chinese government! It is good to know that the Chinese government values the Buddhist heritage. Perhaps what they see is the historical value but not the religious value. Whatever it is, it is still very beneficial to the Buddhists.

As China is getting more powerful and wealthier, their budget to preserve the Buddhist culture also increases. The Chinese government doesn't neglect religion. They understand that religion is needed to impart value such as kindness, generosity, harmony, respect, and tolerance. If they are opposed to religions, they would have forbidden completely the practice of any religion at all.

The Chinese government gives religious freedom to its people. As long as the religion promotes good values and help to unite the people, the Chinese government will give their support. The Chinese government will not tolerate when people use religion to create disharmony and unrest in the society.

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Re: China works to preserve Xinjiang's Historical Buddhist caves
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2019, 05:46:30 PM »
Another Buddhist site being preserved by the Chinese government! It is good to know that the Chinese government values the Buddhist heritage. Perhaps what they see is the historical value but not the religious value. Whatever it is, it is still very beneficial to the Buddhists.

As China is getting more powerful and wealthier, their budget to preserve the Buddhist culture also increases. The Chinese government doesn't neglect religion. They understand that religion is needed to impart value such as kindness, generosity, harmony, respect, and tolerance. If they are opposed to religions, they would have forbidden completely the practice of any religion at all.

The Chinese government gives religious freedom to its people. As long as the religion promotes good values and help to unite the people, the Chinese government will give their support. The Chinese government will not tolerate when people use religion to create disharmony and unrest in the society.

What you say is quite true. China is a very big country, it is not easy to manage and to make sure the stability of the country is not compromised. Many political unrests in China are organised by in the name of religion. That is why China is very careful about religious matters. They want to have a certain degree of control over religious matters. 

The CTA keeps saying the Chinese government doesn't give religious freedom to the Tibetans. This is because the CTA has been using religion to create problems for China. All the self-immolation cases in China is encouraged by the CTA to create havoc. The Chinese government doesn't allow the Dalai Lama picture to be displayed because the Dalai Lama has been the main reason the Tibetans go against the Chinese government.

Therefore, it is not surprising that the Chinese government doesn't welcome the display of the Dalai Lama's picture. The Chinese government is not opposing the religion, but they are against people who are a threat to the security of the country. The CTA has to stop saying the Chinese government is not giving the Tibetans religious freedom because what the Chinese government has done for Buddhism is way more than the CTA.