Tibet the land of Tibetan horses, snow lions and the Dalai Lamas
...has been reduced to a dwindling culture suppressed by the China and their majestic calm perforated by Chinese monopoly...it hurts to see that a culture which is stronger (i prefer the word "aggressive") than the other, would be dumb enough to overtake another at the cost of the quintessential magnificience that another smaller culture represents.
I cant help but think of an ironic monologue like this:
"I face the East and pray, you face the south while you pray....so I'll kill you."
or more closely this monologue... "I am stronger, faster and smarter than you...so I shall kill you.'
Long gone are those times when a tiger would say this to a lamb. We are evolving...and as human beings who are perfectly capable of reading my blog in English and understanding what I am trying to communicate, we should realise the shift that has happened from survival of the fittest in the wilderness to peaceful and interdependent coexistence. This is what mankind is all about.... "I am stronger, faster and smarter than you...so I shall protect you and ensure you become the same too, if not better."
Sadly a country like China gives the world a more dismal picture about itself...and it also puts the majority of the peace-loving, intelligent Chinese population in a wrong light...all because of a few legacy minded, power greedy decision makers who choose to take the unappreciable way of monopoly. With great power (whether bestowed upon or taken aggressively), comes great responsibility.....and it is with responsibility that one experiences a greater degree of freedom. Infact the very thought of being in control of something or someone is an illusion...and it is tragic that an ancient and powerful culture represented by the Chinese civilization fail to perceive this fact.
What the heck? In the end we are all going to die...the person who is writing this blog, the person who is reading it, the people around whom this discussion is centred...all...are going to merge with the dust...then why not shrug off the imperialistic tendency and spend the remaining few years fostering a global brotherhood and uplifting the civilization that has only experienced negative impressions from you the concerned brothers of the same race.
Stop hurting the beautiful people and culture of Tibet with unfair commerce, pollution and Chinese police force...
Life is a journey from the head to the heart, and in the end, it all comes back to you.
The following is a skeleton-by-skeleton account of an anonymous Tibetan and a plea that every civilization grows on interdependence and deserves the right to live free from fear in today's flattened world:
Perspectives from inside Tibet
International Campaign for Tibet
November 18th, 2008
On the second day of the Special Meeting in Dharamsala, bringing together Tibetans from the diaspora worldwide and including new arrivals from Tibet, the Prime Minister (Kalon Tripa) of the Tibetan government in exile clarified the process of the meeting and its possible outcome. He said that the first day had been very "emotionally charged", with each of the 15 sub-committees discussing a wide range of issues relating to the current situation in
In answer to a question about whether the government in exile would change its policy from the current
The importance of non-violence
"The danger for Tibet is not whether we get independence or autonomy, but whether we manage to keep our culture alive"
A young, educated Tibetan who returned to eastern
"I am a Tibetan who was educated in
This year our businesses were of course hit hard, as we were affected in all spheres of life by everything that happened since March. The situation inside
Let me start by saying how great it was to see the demonstrations during the torch relay and during the Olympic Games itself. After all that happened in March, it gave people in
I myself and others like me did not take part in demonstrations because we think we can contribute to the improvement of
Even Tibetans who work for the government inside
For the important meeting taking place in Dharamsala this week, there are two main things I would like to say.
As a Tibetan inside
In order to keep the Tibetan cause alive, the most important thing is to keep the culture of
In line with this, there is a need to thoroughly rethink the strategy. The dialogue with the Chinese is not likely to yield any result soon. On the question of independence or autonomy there is not much choice; it is certain that full independence will never be debatable. In the meantime, time is running out for
I would like to express the wish that we keep up our strong desires, and our spirit to fight for freedom, dignity and peace for our people. I pray for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and I pray for those who gave up their lives for
Tibet, 15 November 2008