The Chinese accuses the Dalai Lama of blasphemy

The great paradox is that an atheist regime as the Government of the People’s Republic of China, has accused a revered religious figure such as His Holiness the Dalai Lama of blasphemy.

The origin of the dispute is His Holiness’s comments that he may be the last to hold his position as the Tibetans’ spiritual leader.

“What he said is blasphemy against Tibetan Buddhism,” the CPC-appointed governor of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), Padma Choling who is an ethnic Tibetan, told reporters, speaking on the sidelines of the on-going 10-day session of the National People’s Congress, or Chinese Parliament, in Beijing.

This is absurd because in spite of what this man says, the Dalai Lama can decide if he reincarnates or not and it is not against the Tibetan Buddhism tradition if a senior lama decides not to be  reincarnated in the body of a child on his death.

The comments of Padma Choling underline an unusual situation where the officially atheist CPC is demanding that a centuries-old system of reincarnation continue but what makes things worst is that he is an ethnic Tibetan colaborator of the Chinese regime and thus a traitor to his people.

During the 20th century we have seen traitors such as this one like for example during the invasion of France, Holland etc by the Nazis.

The Dalai Lama has said he is against a continuation of the system merely “for political ends”, suggesting that his title could end with him.

He has also alternatively suggested that his successor may be born outside of China, in an overseas Tibetan community, perhaps in India. The Dalai Lama has said he will make a formal statement on the issue when he turns 90, a decade from now.

China  lies when they say that the Dalai Lama position has historically been appointed in conjunction with rulers in Beijing. The pretense that a communist atheist goverment  should also approve the reincarnation of senior lamas including the Dalai Lama is ludicrous.

His Holiness has reiterated calls for “genuine autonomy” and not outright independence, and protection of Tibetans’ rights under the framework of the Chinese constitution but China is not responding to these overtures but continuosly attack him and by rejecting the memorandum as “disguised independence” for its call for a central administration to guarantee religious, cultural and other rights for Tibetans not just in the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) but in Sichuan, Gansu, Qinghai and Yunnan where around half of the 6 million Tibetans in China reside.

Over the past few years, Tibetan areas in China have seen a string of self-immolation protests, with more than 100 Tibetans setting themselves on fire and calling for the return of the Dalai Lama. China has accused exiled Tibetan monks in Dharamsala of organising the protests.

The Dalai Lama’s envoys in their resignation letter suggested that China was hardening its stand of late, saying that “one of the key Chinese interlocutors in the dialogue process even advocated abrogation of minority status as stipulated in the Chinese constitution thereby seeming to remove the basis of autonomy”.

As His Holiness becomes eighty next July, it is more neccessary than ever that all the free thinkers of the world and the Western Government force China to grant autonomy to Tibet as per the suggestions of the Dalai Lama. They must undertsand once and for all, that the Dalai Lama is the solution for the Tibetan problem for the Chinese and not the problem. Until then, the Tibetans will be more and more alienated from the occupying forces that in the past five decades have commited genocide and should be held accountable for Human Rights abuses.

DalailamaThe author with His Holiness The Dalai Lama

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Carlos Mundy

Carlos Mundy, the current Count of Mondaye ( a Norman title that dates back to the XI century!) , was born in Bilbao (Spain) but lived in London until the age of twelve, when he moved to Madrid (Spain) with his parents and brothers. He studied in Spain and went to University to study journalism. During those years he was already working as a freelance journalist for several Spanish magazines. AT the age of 19 he took off on a round the world tour for two years working as a model to make ends meet. On his return he founded a model agency in 1982 which he managed until 1996 and became the top agency in Spain with offices in Madrid and Barcelona. During those years he traveled the world extensively on scouting trips and he also continued working as a freelance journalist doing interviews to top fashion designers, heads of state and celebrities. He also wrote many travel pieces: his passion. In the year 2000 he founded Metaphore Magazine: Creative Culture, a must read in the Spanish publishing scene. The magazine was a monthly that lasted two years. In 2003 he published the Spanish version of The Rainbow Warrior, co- written with his sister Charis and that was published in the US in 2007. His next book, The Toucan Lodge was published simultaneously in the UK and the US in 2009 and its Spanish publication in 2010. The novel was re-released in the UK in 2011 under the title Gestapo Lodge. This was followed by the publication of the successful historical novel, "The Romanov Lost Icon and the Enigma of Anastasia" (Thames River Press) in 2013, co-written with historian Marie Stravlo. 2015 has seen the publication of an epic fantasy co-written again with his sister Charis, "The Twilight of the Fourth World," inspired by the teachings of His Holiness The Dalai Lama and the Hopi Indian prophecies. Before the end of the year his latest historical novel, "The Indian Kings of France: The fascinating story of the Bourbons of Bhopal" is expected to be published. Carlos is currently working on the production of Unforgettable, a tribute to the Legends of Hollywood which is scheduled to start shooting in Jodphur (India) in 2017 with a fabulous cast of legends. Carlos is a show jumper and when time permits, he continues to paint. He had two successful exhibits in the nineties. He is also a member of The Comite de APoyo al Tibet. The Spanish NGO, that has lobbied successfully to have the Spanish courts start criminal proceedings against Chinese Communist leaders for Crimes against Humanity committed in occupied Tibet. He was made a Knight of the Royal Order of the Principality of Hutt River in 2007, became a Knight of the Ecumenic Order of Malta in 2011 and received THE WOMEN TOGETHER AWARD at the United Nations for his philanthropic anonymous work with Tibet. He is currently Chancellor of Foreign Affairs of the Ecumenical Knights of Malta.

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