Author Topic: The Dalai Lama Criticized the Chinese Leaders  (Read 699 times)


  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 497
The Dalai Lama Criticized the Chinese Leaders
« on: August 09, 2017, 01:28:08 AM »
After mocking President Trump, criticizing President Vladimir Putin, the Dalai Lama said that Chinese leaders are short sighted.

Short Sighted Chinese Leaders Using Methods of Fear to Instill Instability : His Holiness Dalai Lama to Times Now

New Delhi, India –

His Holiness the Dalai Lama spoke to Times Now editor Srinjoy Chowdhury for an exclusive interview on 6 August 2017.

His Holiness spoke about the relevance of ancient Indian wisdom in today’s troubled world and how a long term holistic view can resolve the problems that we face today in the world.

“The ancient wisdom I’m talking about,” His Holiness told him, “is mainly concerned with the emotions and their role in the mind. Then there is also the matter of logic, which allows us to analyse reality. These are relevant in today’s world because so many of our problems are due to our not having a long-term, holistic view.

“In this context violence is unhelpful. In fact I might say that violence goes against our basic human nature, which is to be compassionate.”

Speaking about the ongoing India-China stand off caused by the Doklam issue, His Holiness attributed this stalemate to the hard-liners in Beijing. “They say they want stability, yet the methods they employ give rise to fear. When there’s fear, there’s no trust and where there’s no trust how can you expect to create harmony or stability?”

With regard to His Holiness’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh earlier this year, he acknowledged two key factors—the great affection people there show him and the emotional link he feels for the place where he first entered India after escaping from Lhasa in 1959.

Pressed about China’s and India’s stand-off in Doklam, His Holiness remarked that China and India are both great and ancient nations. They have to live side by side. He noted that there have been Chinese troops on the Indian border since the so-called liberation of Tibet where there were none before. He stated that the only realistic approach is one that achieves mutual benefit. He suggested that easing arrangements for Chinese Buddhists to come to India on pilgrimage could be an appropriate confidence building measure.

Turning to domestic issues His Holiness expressed appreciation of Prime Minister Modi’s being as active as he is. He voiced approval of his having raised India’s profile in the international arena, since India is the world’s most populous democratic nation. When Chowdhury observed that His Holiness has known all the Prime Ministers of independent India, he recalled knowing Nehru well and having sought his advice on several occasions.

Challenged about his successor as Dalai Lama, His Holiness laughed and pointed out that this seemed to be something about which the Chinese government is more concerned than he is. He did, however, concede that he is considering reconvening meetings of Tibet’s spiritual leaders to discuss how to proceed.

When Chowdhury mentioned the oppression that continues to prevail in Tibet, particularly with regard to religion, His Holiness stated unequivocally,

“We are not seeking independence; we’ve made this clear since 1974. It can be to our benefit to remain with the People’s Republic of China, we need modernization. However, at the same time we have our own unique language and heritage—the Nalanda Tradition—that we have kept alive for more than 1000 years and which need to continue to preserve. Many Chinese now recognise that ours is a comprehensive, authentic Buddhist tradition.”

His Holiness added that since the Tibetan Plateau has a role in global climate change equivalent to the North and South Poles, it is also important that Tibetans be able to protect it.

Finally Chowdhury invited His Holiness to comment on prospects for the world in the next 10-20 years.

“Modern education is too one sided at present, it’s too materialistic.” His Holiness replied. “We need to be able to teach people how to cultivate peace of mind. India is the country that has the potential to successfully combine such modern education with understanding drawn from ancient knowledge of the workings of the mind and emotions. It’s a question of raising awareness.”

“So, you’re saying that ancient Indian values can help make the world a better, more peaceful place in the future?” Chowdhury enquired.

“Yes,” His Holiness replied, “one of my commitments now is the revival of ancient Indian wisdom in this country.”

Dondrup Shugden

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 891
Re: The Dalai Lama Criticized the Chinese Leaders
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 07:39:26 AM »
It is a shame that The Dalai Lama speaks to the requirement to the political need of the situation.  It is very diplomatic of Him to praise India, for the whole world knows that if not for the graciousness of the Indian Government there will be not Dharamsala nor CTA.

But in comparing and criticising the Chinese leadership, in my opinion is definitely bias and divisive.  Whatever are one's personal likes and dislikes, while on the world stage, one should try to be neutral and practise equanimity.  In so doing any tension between India and China may be relieved.

Democracy is about being accountable to the people and with the lack of answers to the Tibetan cause and the Ban on Dorje Shugden, does the Tibetan authorities have the right to speak of democracy. 


  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 497
Re: The Dalai Lama Criticized the Chinese Leaders
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 07:49:20 PM »
Dear Dondrup Shugden

While I agree with you that the Dalai Lama's criticism of the Chinese leadership can be considered as divisive and bias, it is contradictory with the Dalai Lama's and the CTA's objective to resume dialogue and communication with China. If they continue to keep this up, the dialog will not happen in the near future.

You know that only recently, Sikyong Lobsang Sangay is appealing to the world to help Tibetan government in exile to resume dialogue with China.


President: We're not against China's developmental projects in Tibet

Canberra — "We are not against Chinese developmental projects in Tibet per se, but we propose that the real beneficiaries of any development must be Tibetans in Tibet," President Dr Lobsang Sangay said during a meeting of the the human Rights Sub Committee of the Australian Parliament on August 9, 2017.

In his briefing, Dr Lobsang Sangay President of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) spoke about the ground situation inside Tibet particularly with regard to the environmental issues facing Tibet and genesis of the wave of self-immolation protests inside Tibet.

The Committee was briefed about the ongoing religious repression and the violation of basic human rights such as the destruction of Larung and Yachen gar in eastern Tibet by Chinese authorities.

The President also spoke about the forced relocation of Tibetan pastoral nomads from high grasslands into concrete buildings, destroying not only their traditional lifestyles and but also the grasslands which they profess to be safeguarding. He demanded that China should make Tibetans the custodians of Tibetan environmental conservation.

"We are not against Chinese developmental projects in Tibet per se, but we propose that the real beneficiaries of any development must be Tibetans in Tibet. Any projects that China undertake must be environmentally sustainable, culturally sensitive and economically beneficially to local Tibetans.," he said.

Dr Sangay further spoke about the Middle Way Approach, the official policy of the CTA to resolve the Tibet issue. He urged the world to support the resumption of dialogue between envoys of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Chinese representatives, saying that lasting solution to the China-Tibet issue can only come through dialogue.

The subcommittee is chaired by Hon Kevin Andrews MP. Other members of the committee include Dr Anne Aly, Senator Dean Smith, Senator Claire Moore, MS Sharon Claydon, Michael Danb, Trent Zimmerman and Sonya Fladun (Inquiry Secretary).


  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 912
Re: The Dalai Lama Criticized the Chinese Leaders
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2017, 09:13:15 AM »
It is quite strange to see that HH Dalai Lama, on one hand, encourage people to be kind to each other, and promote acceptance; but on the other hand, He get Himself into politics and making comments which does not really help the whole situation (sometimes make things worse). I think it is best HH Dalai Lama to totally let go of this political role and focus only on Buddha teaching, and to promote kindness & acceptance.. And most importantly, to carry out what He preaches, including being kind to people including Dorje Shugden practitioners.


  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 417
Re: The Dalai Lama Criticized the Chinese Leaders
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2017, 08:25:31 PM »
Ohhh this person is disgusting! All he does is create problems and rub it in to provoke India. If it wasn;t for the Tibetans being in India, there would probably be less friction between India and China. Then these 2 countries can be the next superpower nation of the world.

Think what have this big talk Sangay fella ever done that was beneficial for India and the world? All he does is go around telling the world how bad CHina is and on the other hand he wants dialogue and request China to give Tibet autonomy? And while he is going around contradicting himself and the world, he is collecting plenty of funds for himself, no for his people... ask the sweater seller what they get from the CTA? Disgusting, corrupt leaders that is leading their people to hell and stateless. They don't even want their people to have citizenship! So bad >>>