Whatever reasoning compelled the prime minister to make this statement, it has stretched the Middle Way policy to an extent where it makes absolutely no sense.
The bleak scenario in China, perhaps, is an opportunity for the Tibetans to renew their passion, recalibrate their strategies, and be even more focussed in their struggle for a free Tibet.
His Holiness simply wants to be one among the Tibetans and “as long as Tibetans place their trust and faith in me,” he says, “I will continue to serve the cause of Tibet.” So stop soaking your handkerchiefs and start carrying out your duties.
The Jasmine rallies are likely to spread to other large cities. Popular protest, it seems, has finally reached the shores of China.
The biggest lesson we can learn from witnessing these furious global uprisings for justice and equality is for us to have an organized resistance that can provide a clear vision and strategic direction.
Tibetan people’s way of life and their outlook towards the world is inextricably linked with Buddhism, which in turn is firmly linked with Tibetan language. This shared culture bind Tibetans into a unified entity giving them a sense of national identity.
No matter how harshly Beijing imposes its crackdown on Tibetan lyrics, or how many times the CCP may smash the strings our danyen, songs will be sung and music will flow from occupied Tibet through the ramparts of the Himalayan range.
Articulate young activists are at the forefront in our struggle to skilfully stand up to the tyrannies of occupation with fortitude and honour. Their willingness to sacrifice and take the lead must be matched by knowledge, vision, a sense of history and a clear sense of the larger picture involving many other issues and factors.
For any Tibetan who sees only familiar characters for the post of the next prime minister, I must repeat Bellow again — for God’s sake open up your universe a little more.
China is excessively obsessed with Tibet and is willing to go to any extent to avoid another massive popular people’s protest. However, the fundamental question that Beijing fails to understand is that negotiation — and not suppression — will solve this vexed issue.
To call Ngabo a patriot and to put him on the same pedestal as the Great Thirteenth is a historical error. His bosses in Beijing must be beaming with smiles as their handyman, in death, has won full praise from Dharamsala.
Despite its economic growth, today’s China is no fairer than the serfdom that Beijing is loudly shouting about.
Take care and make sure that Rangzen is not killed.
A bucketful of cold, conservative water was poured over this historic meeting at a critical period in our history due to pettiness and unwillingness to move beyond our comfort zones. None of the recommendations moved beyond the regular campaigns and initiatives already being implemented by various Tibetans communities. An opportunity to send a clear message of support to our brethren inside was missed.
couldn’t help but to think about the paradox that become obvious as the conversation progressed. Here was this man, recounting his experiences about his pilgrimage to India, for him the land where Tibetan Buddhism came from, and a life-changing experience in many ways.
Chinese propaganda would be a truly frightening thing if it achieved the level of success that the government hopes or believes that it does. Fortunately the blind ignorance of the issuing authorities limits its influence, especially in an aware and informed outside world. That it succeeds at all is more the concern,
They say a family that eats together, stays together. In a way we are an eccentric extended family, yet the longest joke making rounds in Gangkyi is that in the staff mess it’s a race to see who finishes first.
You might also ask how can denying China the right to host the Olympics for the second time help bring China in the global family? This is not a question of petty racism but a statement as to whether China has earned the right to be regarded in moral terms as a mature member of a hopefully ethical human race.
The English language has an enormous universal role to play in poetry authored by Tibetans, but that role must be entwined with the untainted heart of the Tibetan poet as well as the precision and excellence of the language.
Death does not need a licence to announce itself. It is an independent agent answerable to our karma alone.