TIBET AWARENESS – TIBET BURNING

TIBET AWARENESS – TIBET BURNING

TIBET AWARENESS - TIBET OF MY CONSCIOUSNESS - TIBET BURNING.
TIBET AWARENESS – TIBET OF MY CONSCIOUSNESS – TIBET BURNING.

I want to share with my readers an article titled “TIBET BURNS AS THE WORLD WATCHES” authored by Meg Kneafsey published by Palatinate.

TIBET AWARENESS - TIBET BURNING - TIBET OF MY CONSCIOUSNESS.
TIBET AWARENESS – TIBET BURNING – TIBET OF MY CONSCIOUSNESS.

I describe myself as host of ‘Living Tibetan Spirits’ and I promote Tibet Awareness. To understand the ‘Great Problem of Tibet’, people have to know Tibet as a Land, and Tibetans as People of that Land.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-4162, USA
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE. ESTABLISHMENT 22

TIBET BURNS AS THE WORLD WATCHES

TIBET BURNING - SAVE TIBET.
TIBET BURNING – SAVE TIBET.

Palatinate Online » Article » Tibet burns as the world watches 5 October 2015

By MEG KNEAFSEY

On the 27th August 2015, Tashi Kyi – a Tibetan mother of four in her mid-fifties – set herself on fire in protest of China’s policies on demolition and relocation of housing. Tashi was described
as a “generous Buddhist” who was “devoted to her family”. Yet her protest was
only part of a larger resistance against Chinese control of Tibet, a plight that appears forgotten by the international media.

Since 2009, there have been 138 reported
cases of self-immolations in Tibet. Despite that, the 2008 Tibetan protests of
Chinese rule in the area resulted in limited international attention and over 80 heads of states still attended the 2008 Beijing
Olympic Opening Ceremony, despite calls for a boycott. Tibetans have subsequently begun to resort to more extreme methods of gaining attention.

By burning themselves alive, these Tibetans – often Buddhist monks and nuns, although many are teenagers – hope to attract international recognition. They are fighting against what the Dalai Lama has described
as “cultural genocide” by Chinese occupants. The area formally known as ‘Tibetan Autonomous Region’ has been incorporated into the People’s Republic of China since 1950.

Whilst there are allegations of torture, for many it is the cultural and religious oppression that has truly affected Tibetans’ lives and spurred their
drastic attempts of resistance. Free Tibet suggests that China has closed 99% of Tibetan monasteries, jailed thousands of monks and banned images of the Dalai
Lama. Within schools, students are supposedly taught in Chinese and it is argued that many young people are losing the Tibetan ‘way of life’. While China has referred
to the protesters as “terrorists”, human rights groups and the Free Tibet movement claim that there are considerable human rights violations throughout the area that legitimize their resistance. There is evidence of political, religious, and cultural oppression, as well as ethnic discrimination and environmental damage. There is little surprise, therefore, that in 2014 US think tank Freedom House named Tibet among the 12
worst countries in the world on the scale of the denial of freedom.

The facts
of the situation are still disputed on both sides, with vocal resistance groups
existing only outside Tibet itself. It is claimed that since Chinese occupation, over one million Tibetans have died.

After an unsuccessful uprising in 1959 – the first of four major uprisings over the course of Chinese control – the Dalai Lama has lived in exile in Dharamsala, India. However, many Tibetans see the Dalai Lama as not only their spiritual leader but true political leader.

The reasons for China’s occupation are widely disputed. Independence groups argue that the allure of
Tibet’s natural resources, such as its large fresh water supply and abundance of oil and natural gases, brought in Chinese troops. Conversely, there is historical evidence of Chinese control of Tibet as far back as the 13th century, allowing China to make the argument that they are simply ‘reclaiming’ their right in the 1950s.

China also argues that there has been a positive impact on Tibetans’ lives due to Chinese control such as longer lifespans and a higher number of children in school. Furthermore, China maintains that Tibet is internally autonomous due to ethnic-Tibetan, Losang Jamcan, ruling as chairman of the region. The arguments surrounding Tibetan independence are long and complex. However, it is the lack of international dialogue and awareness of the situation that is alarming. Perhaps as the issue does not affect those outside Tibet, it is not
deemed important enough for international discussion. Yet it is clear that there are a large number of individuals resorting to drastic actions. Surely this warrants the belief that there is still a conflict of interest? It is now up to the international community to judge for themselves which side they are on.

Photograph: Free Tibet Protest, Luca Sartoni via Flickr

Issue 774 – Indigo

© Palatinate
2010-2015

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TIBET AWARENESS – TIBET OF MY CONSCIOUSNESS – TIBET BURNING. IMAGES OF TIBETAN MARTYRS.
TIBET AWARENESS - TIBET BURNING - CAMPAIGN TO SAVE TIBET.
TIBET AWARENESS – TIBET BURNING – CAMPAIGN TO SAVE TIBET.
Tibet awareness. Tibet of my Consciousness. Tibet Burning.
Tibet awareness. Tibet of my Consciousness. Tibet Burning.
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I seek harmony between doctrines of Idealism and Realism to account for human existence. I welcome thoughts from all directions to understand the nature of Human Identity and Individuality. The multicellular human organism exists as Physical, Mental, Social, Moral, Spiritual being with a Creative Form that cannot be duplicated. For purposes of brevity and simplicity, I divide the human being into two categories; 1. The first is 'SELF' and it represents man as Physical, Mental, and Social Being and 2. The second is, the 'KNOWING-SELF' which represents man as Moral, Rational and Spiritual Being."I am Consciousness, therefore I am", is the proposition that I use to understand the nature of man's Identity and Individuality. Man is a Mortal Being whose Life and Death are operated by Oxidation-Reduction Chemical Reactions. The Physical Being is dissolved by the powerful influence of Time which seem to operate Natural Law of Aging. Things in Nature change with Time but the Identity and Individuality of Man remains the same during his Life Journey. The genotype remains unchanged while the phenotype appears to be changing all the time. In the multicellular human organism, the Consciousness functions to establish Identity of the organism and to defend its Individuality. Consciousness also establishes the Connection, Partnership, Relationship, Yoking, Joining, and Association between the energy dependent man and his energy provider. Man exists in Nature because of his ability to acquire energy from external environmental source. Consciousness in its essence refers to this awareness of energy dependence. I describe the Connection between energy seeker and energy provider as 'God Connection'. Man during all the stages of his existence, and under any given circumstance, either in good health, or ill-health exists on the basis of this 'God Connection' which is an attribute of biological or living function called Consciousness. This conditioned nature of human existence is supported by Power/Energy/Force which can be experienced as Compassion/Mercy/Grace of the Creator who created man as an Individual with unique genome that has never existed in the past and also will never exist in the future. I seek the Unity of Man in Body, Mind, and Soul unlike other common Indian traditions that seek to verify Identity between Human Soul and Divine Soul. My doctrine can be described as Unity Theory of Non-Dualism.

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