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THE BATTLE FOR TIBETAN SOUL – REINCARNATION vs RESURRECTION

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THE BATTLE FOR TIBETAN SOUL – REINCARNATION vs RESURRECTION

The Battle for Tibetan Soul. Reincarnation vs Resurrection.

I coined the phrase “Living Tibetan Spirits” to describe the Tibetan Soldiers with whom I worked in Establishment No. 22 or Special Frontier Force while taking part in Operation Eagle, the military action that initiated Liberation of Bangladesh by attacking the enemy posts in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. These Tibetans lost their mortal lives while dreaming about Freedom in Occupied Tibet. As per Tibetan traditions, the deceased Tibetan Soldiers have no chance to reincarnate to fulfill their wishes. The privilege called ‘Reincarnation’ is accessible to a select few highly accomplished Lamas of great wisdom. I chose the option called ‘Resurrection’ to keep them alive by hosting their Spirits in my living Consciousness.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

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Chinese effort to impose its own Dalai Lama would be opposed: the US

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The Battle for Tibetan Soul. Reincarnation vs Resurrection.

WASHINGTON: The United States believes that the decision on picking the next Dalai Lama should be as per Tibet’s religious traditions and that it is not a role of the state, a top Trump administration official has told lawmakers, hinting that it will oppose any move by China to impose its own Dalai Lama.
The United States has a very clear position that religious decisions should be made within religious organizations and that this isn’t the role of the state, Laura Stone, acting deputy assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, told the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific and International Cybersecurity Policy during a Congressional hearing.

Stone was responding to a question from Senator Cory Gardner.

China has said that they will pick the next Dalai Lama. The Tibetan policy, in 2002, mandated that American officials visit Tibet on a regular basis. I want to get into both. If China proceeds and tries to impose a Dalai Lama what will the US response be? the senator had asked.

Gardner said it was clear that this Congress would not recognize a Chinese imposition.

Stone said the senator asking such a question was an important signal to the Chinese government that this was the kind of issue that the United States was watching very closely and at very senior levels.

I wouldn’t want to prejudge exactly how this, a future scenario, would roll out but I would like to lay a marker that that is the clear position of the United States government and, I think, widely supported within the American society, that those are the kinds of decisions that should be made by religious communities on their own and without outside interference, she asserted.

In his remarks, Gardner said the crackdown in the Tibet Autonomous Region was intensifying while Beijing continued to refuse negotiations with the Central Tibetan Administration.

Human rights defenders are routinely jailed, tortured, and otherwise deprived of liberty. A genuine freedom of speech and assembly are nonexistent. Corruption and abuse of power are rampant. The judicial system is a tool of the state and the party and not an impartial arbiter of legal disputes, he said.

The United State, Stone said, was deeply concerned at the lack of meaningful autonomy for the Chinese people. We have certainly pressed for the release of detained activists throughout the entire country, but very importantly, on the Tibet plateau and in historical Tibet, she said.

The US has been pushing for access to Tibet with the Chinese authorities, Stone said, adding I know that’s an important issue. We do want to work with Congress on that shared goal and we do continue to have very serious concerns about the ability of the Tibetan people to continue to have the ability to express their unique culture, their unique language, and their religious practices.”

Senators Gardner and Ed Markey reflected the sentiments of the US Congress, seeking equal access of Americans to China as being done by the US to the Chinese. A legislation is being moved in the Congress in this regard.

We need to consider reciprocal access as part of our policy in approach to Tibet and to China and what’s being done to address this and to promote our access to Tibet. Do you share the goals of our Reciprocal Act?” he asked.

In the absence of such a reciprocity, the Act calls for sanctions against Chinese officials.

We certainly share the goals and we do look forward to working with you to figure out how best to achieve those goals, Stone said, confirming that the US government would implement the provisions of the Reciprocal Act if signed into law.

The Battle for Tibetan Soul. Reincarnation vs Resurrection.
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THE FATE OF FREEDOM IN TIBET HINGES ON TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO TIBETANS

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THE FATE OF FREEDOM IN TIBET HINGES ON TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY TO TIBETANS

The fate of freedom in Tibet hinges on transparency and public accountability to Tibetans.

In my analysis, the Fate of Freedom in Tibet hinges on Transparency and Public Accountability to Tibetans. The type of governance in China, India, and the United States is of no consequence if their State Policy is not transparent and is not accountable to Tibetans. On behalf of The Living Tibetan Spirits of Special Frontier Force, I demand a Government Policy that is transparent and is accountable to Tibetans to decide the fate of freedom in Tibet. Hidden Agendas, Covert Actions, and Secret Negotiations will utterly fail to deliver the Blessings of Peace and Justice in Occupied Tibet.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

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The fate of freedom in Tibet hinges on democracy in China

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The fate of freedom in Tibet hinges on transparency and public accountability to Tibetans.

Tibetan Americans walk in protest to China’s consulate in Los Angeles on Nov. 19, where they held a prayer and candlelight vigil for a 23-year-old Tibetan man named Dopo who self-immolated. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP)

By Carl Gershman

November 28

Carl Gershman is president of the National Endowment for Democracy.

The death last month of Lodi Gyari, who as the Dalai Lama’s special envoy conducted nine rounds of negotiations with Beijing over Tibet’s status, offers an occasion to reflect on the increasingly troubled relationship between the United States and China.

The negotiations conducted by Gyari in 2002 through 2010 were based on the Dalai Lama’s Middle Way Approach, which seeks genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people within the framework of the existing Chinese state and constitution. Earlier in his career, when he was an interpreter for the Tibetan resistance fighters training in the United States and helped found the Tibetan Youth Congress, Gyari was committed to the struggle for Tibetan independence. He never changed his belief that Tibet is “in every sense an occupied nation, brutally occupied.” But he became persuaded that the Dalai Lama’s vision of autonomy offered a nonviolent way to preserve the Tibetan people’s religion, culture, language, and identity. And after conducting exploratory talks in China in the 1980s during the period of reform under Deng Xiaoping and Hu Yaobang, he believed that such an approach was feasible.

But Beijing had no interest in finding a middle ground with the Dalai Lama, and the negotiations were unsuccessful. Beijing actually hardened its position on Tibet. In a speech Gyari gave after the breakdown of the talks, he charged that the regime had increased repression and was seeking the “cultural destruction” of the Tibetan people. China also issued a white paper denouncing the Middle Way and asserting that it wouldn’t resume talks until the Dalai Lama acknowledged that Tibet has been part of China “since antiquity,” a view rejected by all independent scholars. The growing repression, Gyari said, was responsible for “the terrible and tragic wave of self-immolations” by desperate Tibetans, whose resistance was likely to grow.

The bitter disappointment experienced by Gyari parallels the profound disenchantment with China in the United States and other advanced democracies, where policymakers once believed that as China modernized economically it would liberalize internally and become a responsible stakeholder in the rules-based world order.

In fact, exactly the opposite has happened. As China has risen economically, Beijing has become far more repressive, arresting dissidents and independent lawyers, creating mass concentration camps for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang province, and using facial-recognition technology and other digital tools to establish what has ominously been called the “surveillance state.”

Internationally, it has militarized the South China Sea, despite President Xi Jinping’s pledge in the White House Rose Garden in 2015 not to take such action. China’s military buildup has been described in a Pentagon study as “perhaps the most ambitious grand strategy undertaken by a single nation-state in modern times.” It has engaged in “cyber theft on a massive scale,” and through its $1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative, targets more than 60 countries in an effort to advance its economic and military goals, including securing access to strategic ports.

Such threatening behavior has provoked an international backlash that the Economist has called “the starkest reversal in modern geopolitics.” An example of this reversal was the harsh speech given by Vice President Pence last month at the Hudson Institute, which added the charge of meddling in American politics to all the other alarming Chinese actions. Some observers have seen this speech as a portent of a new Cold War. But one shot across the Chinese bow is not a coherent policy response to the greatest international challenge now facing the United States.

Here Gyari’s experience may help point a way forward. While he failed in his negotiations with Beijing, he was immensely successful as the Dalai Lama’s special envoy in Washington, building bipartisan backing for the Tibet Policy Act (2002), which institutionalized support for Tibet in U.S. foreign policy. He had many allies in this effort, but none was more devoted than Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat who is the presumptive next House speaker and whose heartfelt statement on the passing of Gyari emphasized that “members of Congress on both sides of the aisle benefitted from Lodi’s insight and wisdom.” She could be an important ally in building bipartisan congressional support for a new China policy.

Two additional elements of such a policy are also tied to Gyari. The first is the importance he attached to the role of India, which has given refuge to the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government-in-exile, and whose free political environment, he said, “has deeply enriched my thinking.” The Trump administration has emphasized the growing strategic partnership with India, which must be a core part of U.S. policy.

The second element is democracy. Gyari, like the Dalai Lama, believed in the paramount importance of democracy for all people, not least for Tibetans and Chinese. Following the Tibet uprising in 2008, Chinese dissident and future Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo wrote, “Democratization for all of China is the necessary condition for any solution, whatever its form, to the Tibet issue.”

The fate of freedom in Tibet depends on transparency and public accountability to Tibetans.

 

BLESSINGS FOR PEACE – MY PRAYERS TO TIBET’S MOUNTAINS FOR JUSTICE

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BLESSINGS FOR PEACE – MY PRAYERS TO TIBET’S MOUNTAINS FOR JUSTICE

Peace, Harmony, and Tranquility define the Tibetan Living Experience. Tibetans pray to their Mountains to receive the Blessings for Peace. I am praying to Tibet’s Mountains to give us Justice in addition to Peace.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

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12 Colorful Paintings of Tibet’s Mountains

The painting – titled “Tangla. The Song about Shambhala” – shows a mythical paradise. Shambhala is believed to be the birthplace of Kalki, the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

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From the meandering Brahmaputra River winding its way through the Himalayas to the magnificent vision of the Kangchenjunga melding with the sky above, here are some colorful and dramatic paintings of Tibet’s mountains.

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Brahmaputra River is shown flowing through a path between lofty mountain peaks in this painting titled “Brahmaputra.”. (Found in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow, Russia.)

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A painting showing the peaks of the Himalayan ranges. (Found in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art.)

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A canvas detailing the landscape of Ladakh. (Found in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art.)

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The painting – titled “Tangla. The Song about Shambhala” – shows a mythical paradise. Shambhala is believed to be the birthplace of Kalki, the tenth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. (Found in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art.)

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An illustration titled “Flowers of Timur (Victory Lights).” (Found in State Museum of Oriental Art.)

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A 1944 painting by Nicholas Roerich titled “Baralacha.” (From a private collection.)

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A 1924 work titled “Padma Sambhava.” Padmasambhava was an Indian sage who is said to have introduced Tantric Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet in the eighth century. (Found in the collection of the Nicholas Roerich Museum in New York City, New York, U.S.)

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An illustration, titled “Kangchenjunga,” of world’s third highest mountain. (Found in the collection of the International Centre of the Roerichs in Moscow.)

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A mystical painting of the Himalayas dating back to 1943. (Found in the collection of the International Centre of the Roerichs.)

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“The Giant” shows the magnificence of the mountains. (Fond in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art.)

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An artwork titled “The Silver Kingdom” showing snowy ridges. (Found in the collection of State Museum of Oriental Art.)


THANKSGIVING DAY 2018 – NO MAN IS AN ISLAND UNTO HIMSELF

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THANKSGIVING DAY 2018 – NO MAN IS AN ISLAND UNTO HIMSELF

On Thursday, November 22, 2018, Thanksgiving Day, I want to share my thoughts on the ‘Social’ dimension of man’s existence in the natural world. Man’s mental health and well-being are determined by his ability to formulate harmonious social relations. Man uses food and drink as tools to develop and to sustain his social relationships. But, man’s interconnectedness goes beyond the boundaries of societal relationships.

In my analysis, the singular reality called Man represents a biological or biotic community of independent, individual cells apart from trillions of individual microorganisms that man hosts by providing them food and shelter all the time.

The Tradition of Thanksgiving Day

The tradition of Thanksgiving Day – Man lives by giving Thanks during all days of his life.

In the United States, Thanksgiving is an annual holiday observed on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a day of feasting, and it often serves as a public expression of thanks to God in the form of a prayerful eating of food. It commemorates the Pilgrims’ celebration of the good harvest and a friendly relationship between Plymouth Colonists and Native Americans in 1621. The first national Thanksgiving Day, proclaimed by President George Washington was celebrated on November 26, 1789. In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving an annual holiday.

GRATITUDE IS AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT

The word “Thanks” is used to acknowledge the feelings of gratitude for a benefit that we have received; grateful acknowledgment of something received by or done for one. Giving thanks is an act that reveals the spiritual nature of a relationship between two or more entities involved in interactions. The term ‘spiritual’ describes the nature of a relationship, partnership, an association, or bonding between two living entities based upon characteristics such as cooperation, mutual assistance, tolerance, sympathy, compassion, voluntary subservience, and functional subordination to provide some benefit to the members of a biotic community participating in the biotic interactions at a given place, and in a given environment. The human organism represents a biotic community of interacting living cells. It is estimated that the human body consists of about 100 trillion cells, and the human body carries about ten times as many bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract. These microbes are important to the health of humans. The man has no cortical awareness of the colonization of his body by microbial flora and has no direct awareness of the biotic interactions that take place inside his gut. The biotic interactions between the gut cells of the human body and the bacterial cells have the characteristics of spiritual biotic interactions.

Living cells have a corporeal substance called Protoplasm or Cytoplasm that demonstrates the ability that I choose to describe as Spiritual Biotic Interactions. The Biological Membrane or Cell Membrane separates the cell from its environment and other living cells present in the environment. Cells use unique proteins, biological molecules and receptor sites to recognize the other living cells and use chemical signals to facilitate the interactions. Such interactions between living cells involve cognitive abilities, the characteristics of consciousness or awareness.

The biotic interactions take place at the cellular level and are dependent upon the conscious nature of living cell that gives it the ability to recognize the presence of other living cells in its external environment. The anatomical organ known as the brain does not play any role in these spiritual biotic interactions inside the human gastrointestinal tract. Each time we eat a meal, consume any food or drink, the act of eating gets transformed into ‘Thanksgiving’. The man has no choice and has no control over the beneficial effects his eating contributes to the microbial flora of the gut with whom he had established a mutually beneficial social relationship. Whether he likes it or not, whether he knows it or not, man lives by providing a Thanksgiving meal during all the days of his existence. Each meal functions as a serving of ‘Gratitude’. While his existence is dependent upon Lord God Creator’s Power/Force/Energy known as Mercy, Compassion, Grace, and ‘KRUPA’, the man may or may not publicly express his thanks in acknowledgment of that Compassion. However, man has no escape from the act of giving thanks and living as a Natural Host to trillions of unknown microbes.

MAN’S ESSENCE AND EXISTENCE – THE IDEA OF THANKSGIVING:

The idea of giving thanks to God is associated with the fact of celebrating the success of a bountiful harvest. Man expresses joy and happiness for success in his physical and mental endeavors. The success is often measured by the gain in material prosperity, social position and public acclaim. The desire for success is often driven by ambition, a craving for a desired object called success. It gives the impression that man would be forced to experience pain, misery, sorrow, and despair if he encounters failure in his physical and mental work. I ask readers to examine the reality or the truth that establishes man’s biological existence in the physical world. The man may try his very best to define the purpose of his mortal existence or his Essence in terms of his physical and mental output. Man is conditioned to think that his experience of joy and happiness in life is a simple product of his physical and mental work. In my opinion, man is conditioned by Fear, the fear of failure in his struggle for Existence. When properly examined, it must be recognized that human existence primarily involves what may be called Divine Grace, Mercy, and Compassion or Providence. Human Existence shows the characteristics of a design, or plan to achieve a desired goal or objective. For man need not struggle to keep his existence, there is no need to fear and man has no reason to strive to avoid failure in life. When the expectation about failure is emptied from the mind, man liberates himself from the thoughts of fear. In the absence of fear, and in the absence of the expectation of failure, man finds the experience of a living condition that is characterized by Peace, Harmony, and Tranquility. Without the experience of peace, harmony, and tranquility in the living condition, there will be no true or real joy and happiness in life. The Freedom from Fear, the lack of concern about an outcome that could be called Failure gives the man a true ability to give Thanks to God for His benevolent guidance. Today, in giving Thanks to God, I want to proclaim my Victory over Fear, the Fear of Failure in my life.

I extend my best wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of my readers.

Dr. R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,

Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India,

M.B.B.S. Class of April 1970.

BLESSINGS FOR PEACE – PRAYERS TO LHASA RIVER

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BLESSINGS FOR PEACE – PRAYERS TO LHASA RIVER

Blessings for Peace. Prayers to Lhasa River.

I offer my prayers to Lhasa River to receive the Blessings of Peace in Occupied Tibet.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

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https://wholedude.com/2018/07/03/living-tibetan-spirits-offer-prayers-to-mount-kailash/

Reed flowers are seen in Wetland, Tibet

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Blessings for Peace. Prayers to Lhasa River.

Photo taken on Nov 4, 2018, shows reed flowers in a wetland in Qushui county of Lhasa, Tibet. [Photo/Xinhua]

Blessings for Peace. Prayers to Lhasa River.

Photo taken on Nov 4, 2018, shows reed flowers in a wetland in Qushui county of Lhasa, Tibet. [Photo/Xinhua]

Blessings for Peace. Prayers to Lhasa River.

Photo taken on Nov 4, 2018, shows reed flowers in a wetland in Qushui county of Lhasa, Tibet. [Photo/Xinhua]

Blessings for Peace. Prayers to Lhasa River.

Photo taken on Nov 4, 2018, shows reed flowers in a wetland in Qushui county of Lhasa, Tibet. [Photo/Xinhua]

Blessings for Peace. Prayers to Lhasa River.

Photo taken on Nov 4, 2018, shows reed flowers in a wetland in Qushui county of Lhasa, Tibet. [Photo/Xinhua]

Blessings for Peace. Prayers to Lhasa River.

Photo taken on Nov 4, 2018, shows reed flowers in a wetland in Qushui county of Lhasa, Tibet. [Photo/Xinhua]

Blessings for Peace. Prayers to Lhasa River.


BLESSINGS OF PEACE – MY PRAYERS TO LHASA RIVER

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Prayers to Lhasa River
My Prayers to the Mother River of Tibet.
My Prayers to the River of Happiness.
My Prayers to Kyi-chu River.
My Prayers to Holy River of Tibet.
My Prayers to Lhasa River.
Lhasa, Potala und Medizinberg von Osten. My Prayers to Lhasa River.
My Prayers to Lhasa River.
My Prayers to Lhasa River.
My Prayers to Lhasa River.
My Prayers to Lhasa River.
My Prayers to Lhasa River.

 

 

PRAYERS FOR THE DAWN OF FREEDOM AT THE GRAND SEAT OF THE SUN

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PRAYERS FOR THE DAWN OF FREEDOM AT THE GRAND SEAT OF THE SUN

Prayers for the dawn of freedom at The Grand Seat of the Sun, Nyingchi, Tibet.

“Nyingchi” means “the Grand Seat of the Sun” in the language of Tibetan. It is noted for its green mountains and clear water. The Himalaya and Tangula Mountains wind their ways from west to east like two colossal dragons and join the Henduan Mountains in the east. The city of Nyingchi, lying in the southeast of Tibet, is in the embrace of these three mountain ranges. Nyingchi is also called “the Switzerland of Tibet” and “the Jiangnan of Tibet” (Jiangnan means the fertile and prosperous area in the south of the Yangtze.)

The primitive forest of Nyingchi is well-preserved in which one can easily find the upright ancient plateau Tibetan cypress, the Himalaya cold cedar, the “living plant fossil”- the tree bracken and a vast variety of azaleas. Nyingchi is therefore entitled “the Natural Museum and “the Natural Gene Pool”. The area around the Buqun Lake is deemed to be the place where the wild man was living.

I am offering my prayers for the dawn of freedom at ‘The Grand Seat of the Sun’.

Rudranarasimham Rebbapragada

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Prayers for the dawn of freedom at The Grand Seat of the Sun, Nyingchi, Tibet.

AUTUMN SCENERY IN TIBET

Clipped from: http://www.womenofchina.cn/womenofchina/html1/culture/travel/1810/6259-1.htm

October 26, 2018

Editor: Wei Lingling

Prayers for the dawn of freedom at The Grand Seat of the Sun, Nyingchi, Tibet.

 

Photo taken on Oct. 24, 2018, shows the autumn scenery in Bomi County, Nyingchi, Tibet. [Xinhua/Liu Dongjun]

Prayers for the dawn of freedom at The Grand Seat of the Sun, Nyingchi, Tibet.
Photo taken on Oct. 25, 2018, shows the autumn scenery in Bomi County, Nyingchi, Tibet. [Xinhua/Liu Dongjun]

Prayers for the dawn of freedom at The Grand Seat of the Sun, Nyingchi, Tibet.
Photo taken on Oct. 19, 2018, shows the autumn scenery in Baxoi County, Qamdo, Tibet. [Xinhua/Liu Dongjun]

Prayers for the dawn of freedom at The Grand Seat of the Sun, Nyingchi, Tibet.
Photo taken on Oct. 24, 2018, shows the autumn scenery in Bomi County, Nyingchi, Tibet. [Xinhua/Liu Dongjun]

(Source: Xinhua)

Prayers for the dawn of freedom at The Grand Seat of the Sun, Nyingchi, Tibet.