Dearest Friends @ CAS,
CASonline has dedicated more than a few messages to you all on the Tibet situation. We do not wish to turn our precious Buddhist online board into a political one ( !! ). Our main wish is to provide a viable-truthful alternative to loopsided broadcasting.
I am now watching TCS 8, our country's main Chinese language TV station, while typing this and we are again abhorred to hear of the "First Person Speaking" as reported in the news slot:
- The Chinese Government rejected to talk with the Dalai Lama ....
- The official China news agency,Xin Hua reported that ....
- The Chinese government said that .....
- They reported that .....
Any snippets on the Dalai Lama's side are reduced to short ( embarrassing ) quotes.
All the above being broadcasted while showing repeats of enraged monks ( probably hence infringing on their vows ) and Tibetan civilians overturning vehicles, banging on shop doors with hard objects, marching and shoutingn with banners.
We really wonder if they do not have footage and pictures ( of Tibetan school children shot / of monks being bashed over the head / of monks being trampled underfoot by soliders** ) we have obtained so easily available in the internet or they have been deliberately edited.
To be fair, the Singapore based Asia News Channel too showed the above**, at yesterday's late night slot.
Being discerninng individuals, we all see more ( hopefully !! ) than maybe the innocent public who are probably buying into the revolt being instigated by His Holiness and that the Tibetans all asked for it by being the villians and hooligans.
We really do not wish to continue harping on the issue.
We want to move on and to continue to slog hard ( with your blessings and suppport !! ) for the good of all beings via the holy Dharma.
In the end, we all try to develop the greatest loving compassion we can muster to all beings, all having been our dearest mothers for countless times in our infinite past lives:
- we practise Dharma for all mother beings,
- we organise programmes for all mother beings,
- we raise funds for all mother beings,
- the Buddha Himself taught for all mother beings.
We will like to round-up the series of very sad events with a "fantastic" exchange with one nice lady from a big Tibetan Buddhist centre in Singapore.
This, we are afraid, is the sad result of prolonged misinformation and inability or unwillingness to be sufficiently discerning-informed
An important correction from Mr Jinpa for Sunday's ( 23 March 2008 ) Light Prayer Session for Peace in Tibet is the venue:
Geylang Lorong 19, #321A.
[ not #221 I]
With our sincere wishes to all always,
bb & all friends @ CAS of Thousand Arm Chenrezig
Lord Buddha happily gave up His rightful throne after He has obtained Enlightenment!
When the Sakya Clan of His clan were being attacked, He tried to stop by giving His Teachings, but He never take any revenge to the attackers!
Lord Buddha knew that it was all the collective karma of all those people at that time! A tit for tat only caused further commitment of negative karma!
Please try to find out the true truth about what had happened in Lhasa and the spilt over to other provinces! Do not be a BLIND FOLLOWERS! For blind followers only encourage more such brutal acts!
At first I was also on sympathy with the Tibetans, but after reading and understanding more honest news and evidences given by the western tourists who have no grudges to either party proved what our misconception; thinking that it is again the Tibetans are the poor victims!
But the true truth is the reverse! Believe it! It was aired and telecasted in Australia media(which has always took sympathy on the Tibetans)! The westerners were shocked and disbelieve at first either, but its the TRUTH - THE TIBETAN MONKS HAD ATTACKED BRUTALLY ON THE HANS! The one who wore the sacred robes of Buddha's disciples; were those whose hands stained with the blood of the innocent Hans, by killing them(children were not spared), torched the shops and houses of the Hans, killing those who were working in the shops(1 Tibetan girl was burnt to death together with the Chinese)! All are the Hans except 1 Tibetans were the victims!
For whatever reasons, the one who have renounced and wore the sacred robes, recite the Sadhana, took refuge in the triple gem, took the precepts and have studied the Teachings of Lord Buddha should understand and know that whatever happened in the past, and Tibet being ruled by the Chinese is all the collective karma of the Tibetans, the Chinese and the Disciples of Lord Buddha in the whole world! If not for this collective karma, we could not learn the Vajrayana Teachings as they re the only beholders now in the world!
Why don't they recognize this and accept it and rejoice that Buddhism has been spread so widely to the whole world so fast!?
They have tarnished and stained the PURE,SACRED AND FLAWLESS TEACHINGS OF LORD BUDDHA now with their egos, their hatred and their attachment that they cannot abandoned!
What a contradictory and what a Hippocrates that as renounced Buddhists, the one who preached "compassion" ," emptiness", "equanimity"
This is the first time such a heinous crime committed by the Vajrayana monks! I felt ashamed of their acts! They can't even compare to the Burmese( Threvada practitioners) who only went for peaceful walking demonstration on the streets and then they sacrificed their own bodies for the sake of fighting for peace and democracy for the people of Burma! They have never lay a hand at anyone! The Tibetan monks have plenty to learn from the Burmese monks!
By doing such prayers and acts is just as good as being the accomplish of the one who have stained their hands and robes with the blood of the innocents!
Please respect the Holy Dharma and the sacred robes! Also, please have justice and behold the justice for the true victims of such crimes!
The TRUE VICTIMS THIS TIME ARE THE HANS/CHINESE, NOT THE TIBETANS! THE MONKS ARE THE ONE WHO STARTED THE VIOLENCE AND KILLINGS; NOT THE HANS! If this is committed by the lay person is forgivable, but not the one who wore the sacred robes!
Have compassion and justice for the true victims, not the criminals and the liars!!
If not the tourists from the west, i would have think that the Chinese are brutal, but I am very disappointed and very saddened by this cruel truth which I really wish its the reverse!
If you are a true disciples of Lord Buddha and one who truly practice compassion, please do not support such heinous crime of the beholder of the sacred robes and the Holy Teachings of Lord Buddha!
Their brutal acts has tarnished Buddha's image. Dharma, and the devotees in all over the world! Don't cordon liars and don't encourage and support such crimes! Justice must be given to the true victims, not the liars!
As a Buddhist, there cannot be any excuse for such crimes no matter what is the course! If Lord Buddha can give up His rightful throne, why can't the Tibetan monks do so? After all, most of the Tibetans' life has been improve if compared to the past! There can never have equality in this samsara because all of our karma is different! There is no government in this world has ever been fair to every citizen or every people in their own nation! No matter how, even the best government can only please and benefits the majority! There is bound to have unhappy people!
Thus there is no excuse for such crimes at all!
Please do not make use of our faith to Lord Buddha to cordon and encourage such crimes! Or your hands is equally stained by the blood of those innocent victims!
In one of the 14 Bodhisattva'
I wonder do you know or understand this vow?
Btw, please do not make use of our faiths to support and cordon such crimes! I remember my Bodhisattva vows and I will follow it strictly! I can't stop them as I am not there to stop; but I am not supporting such crimes! I am a disciple of Lord Buddha, not a Tibetan! Sorry! My faith is with Lord Buddha, the Dharma and the Sanggas( those who behold their precepts and Their Bodhisattva'
Why don't they rejoice that the Chinese ruling of Tibet has made the Vajrayana Teachings spread to the whole world; and that benefit more people? Why blame the Chinese instead of their own karma?
If he is your friend, please kindly remind him to follow what Lord Buddha practice when he was in this world!
I am sure this happening would make the potential Buddhists to have second thought of becoming a Buddhist! Now I can understand why there is a prophecy by Lord Buddha that Buddhism will degenerate and eventually gone!
Do not listen and support lies too!
We received documented evidences from established sources on brutality and violence against the Tibetans, both those peacefully demonstrating and those resorting to violent actions, armed with sticks, sticks and such.
We will be equally concerned of violence if any is inflcied upon people anywhere and definitely including your alleged "blood" of Han Chinese. Do forward to us if you do possess of any sunstantiated news.
We are concerned that you may probably have been seriously misinformed and hence harbour serious misinformation.
The issue involved is straight-forward as presented in the following "format":
- The Communist Chinese army invaded Tibet and committed atrocities causing the Dalai Lama, the Sakya Trizin, the Karmapa and all the highest Masters of Tibetan Buddhism to flee Tibet by 1959.
- The Communist launched the Cultural Revolution amongst other campaigns many of which seriously amounting to genocide in Tibet since.
- In exile since 1959, the Dalai Lama with general unanimous support of all the respective heads have attempted negotiation with the Communist Chinese to no avail as the Communist Chinese demanded pre-conditions, amongst which, the Dalai Lama and the respective heads' rights to renounce their "authority" in recognising and enthroning "tulkus".
- The Dalai Lama's exiled government, with representatives from the respective traditions and the elected delegates, are not asking for independence but genuine autonomy and have forcefully banned use of violence to achieve their objectives.
- Communist China has spurned all attempts at sincere talks and hence resulted in the popular uprising the last two weeks.
- To date, we have received from reliable sources gunshots and torture being inflicted on Tibetan civilians, both involved or not in the protests.
- The Dalai Lama has bestowed many of the Highest Yoga Tantra cycles upon almost every living Masters alive today ( some of whom the Dalai Lama's own Teachers as well ): the present Sakya Trizin, the 16 and 17 Karmapas, Penor Rinpoche, the late Dilgo Khyentse, Drikung Kyabgon and the like. There is not a single major lineage Mater alive today who is not a direct or indirect disciple of the present Dalai Lama. The very integrity, "blessings" and authenticity of Tibetan Buddhism hinges upon the integrity, "blessings" and authenticity of the present Dalai Lama.
- All the precious vows and practices we are maintaining have all passed via His Holiness's blessings indeed, whether directly or indirectly. Are we turning against our Teachers for having taken their vows from His Holiness ??
Our committee and friends in CAS have always had the good fortune to learn widely from Masters of all lineages and of course, we have nothing to gain from supporting Tibet politically, if anything, to place ourselves unfavourably with misinformed friends.
Our sincere wishes are only for all beings to have peace and happiness,
bb & friends in CAS
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