In my analysis, the Succession of the Dalai Lama is the exclusive Political Right of Tibetans. The primary concern is not that of Religious Freedom of Tibetans to practice their religion. The real concern is about the Political Rights of Tibetans to Self-Determination, the Right to choose their own Supreme Ruler of Tibet.
The Fundamental Right to choose the Successor of the Dalai Lama belongs to Tibetans and it does not belong to anybody else, not any government or any entity.
Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada
Special Frontier Force-Establishment No.22
Only the Tibetan system to choose Dalai Lama’s successor: US
Oct 28, 2019, | IANS
Dharamsala, Oct 28: US Ambassador at large for International Religious Freedom, Samuel D. Brownback, called on the Dalai Lama at his official palace here on Monday and favored that successor to the spiritual leader belongs to the Tibetan Buddhist system. During the two-day visit, which began on Sunday, the Ambassador met high-ranking officials of Central Tibetan Administration (CTA), including ‘Prime Minister’ Lobsang Sangay.
The Ambassador was accompanied by three members from the US State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom and two from the US Embassy in New Delhi.
The Dalai Lama, who believes in the “middle-path” policy that advocates “greater autonomy” for the people in Tibet, is viewed by the Chinese as a hostile element who is bent on splitting Tibet from China.
Speaking to CTA-run Tibet News Bureau, Brownback said the purpose of his visit is to send a clear message that “the United States government supports the Tibetan people, the Dalai Lama and that the role of picking a successor to the Dalai Lama belongs to the Tibetan Buddhist system, the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan Buddhist leaders”.
“It does not belong to anybody else, not any government or any entity,” he said.
“I want to express clearly the US government supports the Dalai Lama and supports the succession of the Dalai Lama to be done by the Tibetan Buddhist leadership.”
Prior to the meeting with Sangay on Sunday, Brownback met a group of survivors of religious persecution who had recently escaped from Tibet.
In the hour-long meeting, the Ambassador asked questions to each of the survivors and listened to their accounts.
He thanked them for their courage and expressed his full support and earnest efforts towards advancing religious freedom inside Tibet, a post on the CTA website said.
“We believe in religious freedom; the United States strongly supports religious freedom. We believe people all over the world deserve this right and they should be able to practice theirs peacefully and freely. Unfortunately, Tibetans aren’t allowed to practice their faith freely in Tibet and they have to get out to India and other places to practice their faith. So I was hearing with some people who had recently left and all for the reason of wanting to practice their faith freely,” the post quoting the Ambassador added.
This is Brownback’s second visit to Dharamsala this year. Last time he called on the elderly Buddhist spiritual leader in March.
The Dalai Lama lives in exile along with some 140,000 Tibetans, over 100,000 of them in India. Over six million Tibetans live in Tibet.
The Tibetan-in-exile administration is based in this northern Indian hill town but is not recognized by any country.
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION – NOTICE OF SLAVERY AWARD ON OCTOBER 17, 2019. SLAVERY IN EXILE.
Social Security Administration, Great Lakes Program Service Center, Chicago wields its long baseball bat to hit the Septuagenarian Senior Alien with its Notice of Slavery Award on October 17, 2019.
Social Security Administration writes to Senior Alien to inform:
“We are writing to you about your Social Security benefits.
What You Should Know
We changed your monthly benefit to $1,683.50 as of January 2019. We found that your prior amount was incorrect.
We cannot pay you monthly benefits at this time.
We changed your benefit amount to give you credit for your 2018 earnings. We did not include these earnings when we figured your benefit amount before.”
It reminds me of the ‘Curse’ uttered by LORD God Creator in the Book of Genesis, Chapter 3, verses 17 to 19:
In my analysis, it is very easy to punish the Senior Alien by simply withholding his monthly retirement income benefit payment and force him to live the rest of his life through painful toil. I remind my readers to give attention to God’s pronouncement. The ground is “Cursed” to produce thorns and thistles for the Senior Alien as well as all the others who depend on the ground for their living.
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION – GREAT LAKES PROGRAM SERVICE CENTER – HAROLD WASHINGTON SOCIAL SECURITY CENTER – NOTICE OF SLAVERY AWARD:
GREAT LAKES PROGRAM SERVICE CENTER – HAROLD WASHINGTON SOCIAL SECURITY CENTER – NOTICE OF SLAVERY AWARD: #CARDPLAYINGDAY FOR RETIREMENT INSURANCE BENEFIT, WHO IS HOLDING THE CARDS??? WHO IS PLAYING THE GAME??? WHAT ARE THE RIGHTS OF SUBSCRIBER TO PLAY THE CARD GAME???
I want to tell my readers that the purpose of this article is not that of blaming any person who serves in the Social Security Administration(SSA). I truly appreciate their service and their contributions to the country and to the community.
It must be recognized that SSA has to perform its functions using the rules and regulations formulated by the applicable US laws passed by the US Congress. Ultimately, the problems reported in this article can only be resolved if the US Congress reviews the 1996 amendment to the Social Security Act of 1935.
This article pertains to the Senior Alien (#SeniorAlien) who received his Medicare Card with Medicare coverage effective from 07-01-2013.
On October 13, 2016, SSA informed the Senior Alien of his Social Security Benefits. His claim for Monthly Retirement Benefit changed to $1,508.60 as of January 2016. But, Social Security Administration cannot pay him his Monthly Benefits.
GREAT LAKES PROGRAM SERVICE CENTER – NOTICE OF SLAVERY AWARD: HAROLD WASHINGTON SOCIAL SECURITY CENTER, CHICAGO GETS UNIQUE PLACE OF DISTINCTION IN THE US HISTORY FOR ITS NOTICE OF AWARD, DATE. OCTOBER 13, 2016 AND AUGUST 16, 2014 OVERTURNED PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION THAT ABOLISHED SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS DECISION VIOLATES THE US CONSTITUTION’S 13TH AMENDMENT.
GREAT LAKES PROGRAM SERVICE CENTER – NOTICE OF SLAVERY AWARD: THE NOTICE OF AWARD DATED OCTOBER 13, 2016 REVISED THE DECISION SENT ON AUGUST 16, 2014. BOTH IMPOSE SLAVERY, INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE, AND FORCED LABOR AS DEFINED BY THE PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN CHAPTER 77, TITLE 18 OF THE US CODE, SECTIONS, 1581, 1584, AND 1589 AND VIOLATES THE US CONSTITUTION’S 13TH AMENDMENT.
The word ‘DECISION’ is defined as the act of deciding a question or a claim by giving a judgment; it is a conclusion made with the firmness of mind, and it describes a determination reached or given. Social Security Administration, Great Lakes Program Service Center made a “DECISION” and sent a Notice of Award on October 13, 2016, which applied a change to its earlier Decision on August 16, 2014. This could be a very historical decision for it overturns the Emancipation Proclamation made by US President Abraham Lincoln to abolish Slavery in the United States.
GREAT LAKES PROGRAM SERVICE CENTER – NOTICE OF SLAVERY AWARD: THE NOTICE OF AWARD, DATE. OCTOBER 13, 2016 AND EARLIER NOTICE ON AUGUST 16, 2014 COMMUNICATE A DECISION MADE BY SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION. THE IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCE OF THE DECISION IS THAT OF FORCING, COMPELLING, COERCING A SENIOR ALIEN TO PERFORM LABOR AGAINST HIS WILL BY CREATING “CLIMATE OF FEAR.” IT MUST BE NOTED THAT THE SENIOR ALIEN IS ISSUED A MEDICARE CARD AND THE MEDICARE COVERAGE IS EFFECTIVE FROM 07-01-2013. THE DECISION VIOLATES THE US CONSTITUTION’S 13TH AMENDMENT.
The Notice of Award communicated the ‘Decision’, the Determination, or Conclusion reached by Social Security Administration(SSA), Great Lakes Program Service Center, Harold Washington Social Security Center, 600 West Madison Street, Chicago IL 60661-2474 on August 16, 2014, and a Revised Decision on October 13, 2016.
1. The Decision has approved the applicant’s Claim for Retirement Benefit and the entitlement date is given as October 2014. It further added the applicant’s current monthly benefit rate of $1347.80 is changed to $1,508.60 as of January 2016. SSA issued a Medicare Card to the Senior Alien and the Medicare coverage is effective from 07-01-2013. However, the Decision is silent or mute for it has not shared any fact or information that has guided the Decision-making process and it fails to establish the legal basis and information that shaped this judgment. For reasons of fairness, clarity and to ensure the practice of the principle called ‘Equal Protection Under Law’, the Decision must explain the legal basis for this approval. The Decision must disclose the US Law that may provide the authority or sanctioning power to arrive at the Decision that grants the approval of the Claim for Social Security Retirement Insurance Benefit.
2. Part-2 of the above Decision states that the Department cannot pay the monthly benefit of Retirement Insurance. It must be noted that the Social Security Retirement Insurance Plan stands on the support of two pillars;
These are 1. The Contributions made by the Employee and his Employer as mandated by the Federal Insurance Contributions Act or FICA, and 2. The Age of the Plan Subscriber for the subscriber is paid monthly benefit after attaining a predetermined qualifying age called the ‘full retirement age’.
All employees working in the US are required by the Federal Law to subscribe to this SSA Retirement Insurance with or without immigration status. For example, US citizens who may not have earned enough ‘Credits’ and who may not have reached the qualifying age( currently at 66-years), is not eligible to apply for this Retirement Benefit. The Rules for ‘Lawful Presence’ or of ‘Immigrant Status’ do not establish the eligibility criteria to subscribe and contribute to the Social Security Public Trust Fund. These Rules for Lawful Presence in the US make the distinction between US citizens and others residing in the US performing work to earn their hourly wages.
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION – NOTICE OF SLAVERY AWARD. BEHOLD THE MAN. JOHN 19:5. SOCIAL SECURITY IMPOSES SLAVERY, SERFDOM, AND INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE VIOLATING RIGHT TO LIFE AND FREEDOM.
GREAT LAKES PROGRAM SERVICE CENTER – THE NOTICE OF SLAVERY AWARD: SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION MAKES DECISION ON AUGUST 16, 2014 AND OCTOBER 13, 2016 TO LEGALLY IMPOSE BURDEN OF INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE ON SENIOR ALIEN WHO IS NOT A CONVICTED FELON. SENIOR ALIEN WAS ISSUED MEDICARE CARD AND MEDICARE COVERAGE EFFECTIVE FROM JULY 01, 2014. BUT, SUSPENDS PAYMENT OF MONTHLY RETIREMENT INCOME BENEFIT.
I am asking my readers to behold the Senior Alien who has to live and experience consequences of the Notice of Award sent by Great Lakes Program Service Center – Harold Washington Social Security Center.
A number of provisions in the US Code target the problems of Involuntary Servitude, Slavery, and Forced Labor. These provisions are contained in Chapter 77 of Title 18. Section 1581 prohibits using force, the threat of force or the threat of legal coercion to compel a person to work against his/her will. Section 1584 of Title 18 makes it unlawful to hold a person in a condition of Slavery, that is a condition of compulsory service or labor against his/her will by use of actual force, threats of force, or threats of legal coercion. Section 1584 also prohibits compelling a person to work against his will by creating a “Climate of Fear” through the use of force, the threat of force, or the threat of legal coercion( i.e., if you don’t work, I’ll call the Immigration officials) which is sufficient to compel service against a person’s will. Section 1589 deals with Forced Labor and it broadens the definition of the kinds of coercion that might result in Forced Labor, whoever knowingly provides or obtains the labor or services of a person. 1. By threats of serious harm to or physical restraint against that person or another person, 2. By means of any scheme, plan, or pattern intended to cause the person to believe that if the person did not perform such labor or services, that person or another person would suffer serious harm or physical restraint; or 3. By means of the abuse or threatened abuse of Law or the Legal Process.
The Notice of Award violates the provisions contained in Chapter 77 of Title 18 US Code. By suspending Monthly Benefit Payments, Social Security Administration used the force of its authority to legally coerce Senior Alien to perform labor against his will if he desires to live in the US. The Decision ‘NOT’ to pay the Monthly Benefit creates a “Climate of Fear.”
The Senior Alien lives in the condition named Slavery for the Government Agency exercised power to withhold the Senior Alien’s property or financial assets invested in the Social Security Public Trust Fund. In other words, the Social Security Administration’s Notice of Award communicates a Decision causing the Demise of the Emancipation Proclamation abolishing slavery in the US.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama had to flee from Tibet in 1959 for he sensed a threat to his life from the Chinese authority. I joined the Tibetan Resistance Movement in India on September 22, 1971. I experienced threat to my existence on three separate occasions from the Chinese authority that forces the Dalai Lama to live in Exile. The threat posed by China has stolen my freedom.
I have chosen the profile imageof my stolen Indian Army picture ID to describe my plight on account of my stolen freedom. My Indian Army picture ID was stolen in 1972 at Cuttack, near CharbatiaAir Base operated by Aviation Research Centre (ARC). My Indian Army picture ID was purposefully stolen because of my association with The Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW or RAW), the Intelligence Agency of India which formulated my association with The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). My stolen Indian Army ID of 1972 resurfaced in Indian Movie TE3Nin 2016. It accounts for the loss of my freedom and the fear it arouses in my heart since 1972.
Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE-ESTABLISHMENT NO. 22
Am a refugee but I enjoy India’s freedom: Dalai Lama
By: FE Online | Published: October 14, 2019, 4:16:48 PM
Dalai Lama has been living in India since 1959. He had to flee Tibet after he sensed a threat to his life from the Chinese authority in the wake of Tibetan uprising. Former Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru offered Dalai Lama to set up the Government of Tibet in Exile in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh.
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama on Sunday hailed India for its freedom and said that he has been here for the last 60 years as a refugee but still enjoys the freedom that this country offers. “We already enjoy freedom in India. It’s been 60 years…one way, I am a refugee, but I enjoy India’s freedom,” he said while responding to a question on his freedom struggle for Tibet. When asked about whether he thinks that Tibetans can get freedom by living in India, Dalai Lama said that he had tried to go back to Tibet but that could not happen because there was no freedom to preserve “our own culture”. The spiritual leader said that he had also appealed to the United Nations in this regard.
“At that time Pandit (Jawahar Lal) Nehru advised me that the United Nations can not do much…sooner or later much better to approach Chinese and talk to China. I think that was realistic advice. And in 74, we decide(ed) not to take independence, (we) tried to remain within the Republic of China but we should have got certain rights (from China) for the preservation of our own culture,” he told news agency ANI.
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WHAT IS SIN?
In common usage, the word ‘Sin’ refers to the blame attached to any behavior or action that is not acceptable to established standards. At the Workplace, there are over one hundred rules of conduct and behavior; the terms and conditions for workplace behavior and conduct are explicitly stated. It is not easy to avoid blame or ‘sin’ while you work for wages or salary. The workplace often uses a scoring system by awarding points for each type of misconduct and the points earned will invariably lead to corrective action which includes dismissal from service.
My idea is not about changing workplace terms and conditions for employment. I am proposing an original plan for ‘Sin Removal’ and ‘Sin Disposal’ Service that will promote the ‘Whole Team’ Member’s happiness to boost up the wage earner’s excellence in the performance of the workplace tasks.
My proposal for ‘Sin Removal’ and ‘Sin Disposal’ Service would have the following features:
1. An Official “SCAPEGOAT” of the Whole Team,
2. An Official ‘High Priest’, a designated ‘Team Leader’ or a designated ‘Facility Team Leader’ who is given the powers by the Employer to “TRANSFER” the blame and sin of any given employee and place it on the head of the “ScapeGoat”,
3. An official designated day of ‘Atonement’ or on the “Team Member Appreciation Day”, the “ScapeGoat” will be dispatched to the Desert to safely and securely dispose of all the blame and sin, and
4. On successful conclusion of the Mission, “ScapeGoat” returns to the workplace from the Desert.
We have to carefully understand the Biblical principles and practices to save people from punishment and harsh retaliation for their sinful conduct and behavior. While the Bible recommends a very rigid conduct code, it uses a flexible approach while giving punishment. Bible does not always demand punitive or retaliatory action while it deals with the problem of sinful conduct.
The Old Testament Book of ‘LEVITICUS’, Chapter 16, verses 7 – 26 gives a very detailed description of the practice called “THE DAY OF ATONEMENT.” The Bible gives the man a second chance, a chance to atone, redeem, and save himself for his shortcomings.
It is very interesting to find that the Bible has devised a mechanism to transfer the sins of an individual, or even a large group of individuals and place the burden on the head of an innocent creature whose life is spared while it finds an opportunity to dispose of the sins in a place far away from the community.
“But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to be used for making atonement by sending it into the desert as a scapegoat(Leviticus 16:10).” Further, the Bible carefully describes the entire practice by which sin can be transferred. “He(the High Priest) is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites – all their sins – and put them on the goat’s head. He shall send the goat away into the desert in the care of a man appointed for the task. The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a solitary place; and the man shall release it in the desert(Leviticus 16:21-22).”
It is very clear that the Bible does not intend to punish or retaliate against the scapegoat which is used for Sin Removal and Sin Disposal Service and Bible insists that the life of the scapegoat must be protected by appointing a man for the task of dispatching it into the wilderness or desert.
I am applying the Biblical Tradition of Atonement to solve the problems of our Whole Team Members at the workplace. These hourly wage-earners who make a living on their labor or physical exertion deserve some help to get rid of the burden imposed by citations that they receive for violations of the workplace code of conduct and behavior. It should be understood that these workplace violations may not imply the violation of State or Federal Laws and may not be reported as State or Federal Crimes.
We need a flexible approach and we need a corrective action that may include the opportunity to transfer the blame and sin accrued by an employee to a blameless employee and give the employees the second chance. My proposal for Sin Removal and Sin Disposal Service is unique and is the first of its own kind. In the entire US history, no person has ever shared my concept of protecting happiness and excellence in the workplace performance of employees by simply transferring, removing, and safely disposing of the sin burden by literally using another blameless employee as a “ScapeGoat.” To protect the life and well-being of the “ScapeGoat” the Sin Removal and Sin Disposal Service needs refinement of the Biblical practice.
The Sin Removal and Sin Disposal Service using the “ScapeGoat” is a vital Mission for ensuring the productivity and efficiency at the workplace as the employees cannot find happiness and excellence if they have to shoulder the burden of sin for violations of the code for conduct and behavior determined by the employer. At the same time, it must be realized that the “ScapeGoat” is not a sacrificial goat. I have carefully selected the desert near Las Vegas City, Nevada as the destination of the “ScapeGoat” to release its burden of sins in the wilderness.
There are several tactical advantages in choosing Las Vegas as the destination of the “ScapeGoat” to dump its burden of sin. Las Vegas has clearly established its reputation as “Sin City” and hence the City cannot object or restrict the Sin Removal and Sin Disposal Service that involves using the desert near Las Vegas. Secondly, the City promoted itself using the Slogan, “WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, STAYS IN VEGAS.”
For the successful execution of my ScapeGoat Mission, it is important that the sin that is removed and disposed of must not return to the workplace. Las Vegas makes an open commitment and promises that “What Happens In VEGAS, Stays In VEGAS.”
THE BIBLICAL LEGEND ABOUT “ESCAPED GOAT”:
The phrase “ScapeGoat” was coined by William Tyndale in 1530. Tyndale was an English reformer and translator of the Bible. His work is the basis for the Authorized or King James Version of the Bible of 1611. But, unfortunately, he was executed for heresy in 1536. He could not get the chance or fortune to be a “ScapeGoat” and he carried the burden for the faults of the Church and its Clergy.
The phrase combines Scape + Goat and it is probably derived from Latin. Caper Emissarius which means Emissary Goat, or Greek. Tragos Aperchomenos which means Departing Goat. In Hebrew tradition, the phrase is derived from “Sair Laazazel” which means a “Goat that Leaves.” But, the Hebrew word “AZAZEL” also refers to the name of a ‘Desert Demon’. In Hebrew, the phrase was coined to imply that the “ScapeGoat” is always a He-Goat and that the “She-Goat” or “EZ + AZAZEL had already left or escaped. The Emissary Goat or the Departing Goat has a purpose for it is sent to the wilderness to meet “AZAZEL” the Escaped She-Goat or its transformation, a Desert Demon. There is some connection between the Escaped She-Goat and the Desert Demon. To seek atonement, the Hebrew tradition is placing the burden of sins on a He-Goat and then releasing it in the desert or wilderness where it may have the opportunity to find the She-Goat or the Desert Demon which may eventually accept the burden of Sin delivered by the He-Goat. In my view, the safe and secure Sin Removal, and Sin Disposal Service may need an unknown Desert Demon or a She-Goat or a Female Deity who specializes in disposing of the burdens of human Sin.
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PM Modi should encourage Beijing to talk to the Tibetans, and facilitate a Xi-Dalai Lama meeting
ANALYSIS Updated: Oct 08, 2019 19:25 IST
Chinese President Xi Jinping is expected to arrive soon for his second informal meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The coming summit is taking place in the backdrop of important developments on which the two countries have taken confronting stands.
While China advised restraint on rising tensions with Pakistan following the Pulwama and Balakot episodes, it has openly criticized India on the recent constitutional and administrative changes in Jammu and Kashmir. It reiterated its claim on all of Ladakh, stating the changes violated China’s territorial integrity which it would not “idly watch”. It supported Pakistan in the United Nations and has additionally objected to the army exercise currently underway in Arunachal Pradesh, which it claims as its own. So, apart from the usual irritants in bilateral relations such as the border dispute and trade imbalance, not much progress is expected on the traditional faultlines in Sino-Indian relations.
Even though Tibet does not seem to figure on the agenda, the meeting will be followed by a particular interest in Dharamshala. This follows misgivings in some Tibetan quarters that New Delhi is gradually diluting its support to the Tibetan cause. This impression gained ground following the government’s direction to tone down the “Thank You India” program that the central Tibetan administration had planned in January 2018, and the subsequent directive that elected leaders and senior government officials should avoid sharing a public platform with the Dalai Lama. The recent war of words over the issue of Dalai Lama’s reincarnation has led to questions about whether there is an adequate realization, willingness, and preparation within the Government of India to thwart China’s design to ultimately install its own candidate in Potala Palace.
Though the Dalai Lama has spoken of various possibilities regarding his reincarnation, he has consistently rejected any Chinese government role in the process. He has stated that if he reincarnates, it will be in a free country, thereby ruling out China or Chinese-controlled Tibet. He has instructed Tibetans to reject any Chinese appointee as an imposter. The Chinese have been equally emphatic, declaring that choosing the next Dalai Lama is their historical prerogative. Chinese officials conveyed a blunt message to the Government of India by visiting Indian journalists that New Delhi’s failure to not recognize Beijing’s candidate would adversely affect bilateral ties.
To the Tibetans, the struggle to choose the Dalai Lama’s reincarnation reflects the struggle for the leadership of Tibetan Buddhism. More than political, the Tibetan struggle is a civilizational one for the survival of its unique culture and identity. It is sustained by a deep attachment to their spiritual leaders, the highest of whom is the Dalai Lama. China has not been able to dilute this loyalty to any significant extent. Its experiment to install an imposter Panchen Lama has failed. Attempts to mold an indoctrinated monastic order have also not succeeded. Its repressive measures indicate China remains wary of civil unrest of the kind that erupted in Tibet in 2008.
An authoritarian regime cannot countenance an institution not under its control. Therefore, appointing its own Dalai Lama is a strategic priority. What has encouraged Beijing to vehemently assert its intentions is its perception that international support for Tibet is flagging, and with its political and economic clout, it can deter countries from coming forward on the issue. It perhaps also believes that Tibetans, who identify all hopes and aspirations with the person of the 14th Dalai Lama, will not only be demoralized at his passing on, but also fragment into ineffectual uncoordinated groups, bereft of financial and political backers.
For New Delhi to acquiesce to any such Chinese design would be a folly. It must not fall prey to arguments that the passing on of the Dalai Lama would remove an obstacle to border settlement and normalize relations with China. Given its policy of regaining its lost territories, assertions on Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh, its military build-up in Tibet, plans to build dams and divert river waters, and its undermining of India in its neighborhood, there can be no assuaging China. On the contrary, supporting the Tibetans strengthens India’s hand in dealing with China. New Delhi should take immediate steps to ascertain the Dalai Lama’s wishes on his reincarnation, and act proactively to ensure these will be endorsed by not just the Tibetans but for the Buddhist world at large. The US Congress has already passed the “Tibetan Policy and Support Act of 2019”, which has officially declared China has no role in selecting the reincarnation of the Dalai Lama.
Some Chinese scholars have argued that the approach to suppress Tibetan civilizational aspirations has neither succeeded nor is likely to. This should be our advice too to President Xi. The time has come for India to encourage China to convert its intermittent contacts with the Dalai Lama into formal or structured talks to find an acceptable solution. A bold step for Modi could be to facilitate a meeting between Xi Jinping and the Dalai Lama, like the one the latter held with Premier Chou en-Lai in New Delhi in 1956.
Amitabh Mathur is a former adviser to the ministry of home affairs on Tibetan affairs. The views expressed are personal
Tibetan government passes a resolution on ‘reincarnation of Dalai Lama’
Tibetan parliament-in-exile speaker Pema Jungney. Photograph:( ANI ) Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India Oct 06, 2019, 04.47 PM (IST)
In a strong message to China, Tibetan government-in-exile has passed a resolution reaffirming that the successor of Dalai Lama will be chosen by the spiritual leader himself and no nation has locus standi on the issue.
“No nation, government, entity or any individual can claim to recognize the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The final authority on decisions regarding the reincarnation of His Holiness the Dalai Lama rests indisputably and completely with His Holiness the Dalai Lama himself and the concerned authorities of the Gaden Phodrang Trust,” Speaker Pema Jungney, Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile, told ANI on Saturday.
The resolution comes days ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India.
Jungney made these remarks after a special meeting by Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile-at the Tibetan headquarters.
During the meeting, the two-page resolution was adopted which outrightly rejected China’s preposterous interference in the institution of Tibetan reincarnation and affirms the supreme authority of the Dalai Lama over Tibetan Buddhism.
The official document further challenged China’s advancing measures of control over Tibetan Buddhism and expressed outright rejection and contempt of the Order Number 5, a regulation issued in 2007 by China’s State Administration of Religious Affairs (SARA) for the so-called “management of the reincarnation of living Buddhas”.
The meeting was attended by 340 Tibetan authorities representing the three pillars of Tibetan democracy: The Kashag (cabinet); Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile and Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission.
The resolution comes days ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to India.
THE CELEBRATION IN LHASA FOR 70 YEARS OF COMMUNISM IN ASIA
The birth of the People’s Republic of China on October 01, 1949 marks the beginning of a new era in the geopolitics of the world. The spread of Communism to Asia triggered the Cold War in Asia. For Tibetans, it is indeed a horrible nightmare that has come true. In Lhasa, Tibetans celebrated the 70th birth anniversary of China with hopes that the occupation will end soon.
Rudra Narasimham Rebbapragada
Special Frontier Force
Tibet celebrates PRC’s 70th anniversary
By Palden Nyima and Daqiong in Lhasa, Tibet Updated: 2019-09-29
More than 4,000 people gathered Sunday in Potala Palace Square in Tibet autonomous region for a celebration marking the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, which falls Oct 1.
Government officials, farmers, herders, students, soldiers, policeman, and monks attended, carrying miniatures national flags and holding flowers and khadak, white silk representing purity.
They sang the national anthem, listened to speeches and danced in unison.
Over the 70 years Communist Party of China leadership, people in Tibet have driven historic change, said Wu Yingjie, the region’s Party secretary, during the ceremony.
According to Wu, the region’s GDP has soared from 129 million yuan ($18 million) in 1951 to 147 billion yuan in 2018.
Urban residents’ per-capita disposable income reached 33,797 yuan in 2018, while that of rural residents hit 11,450 yuan, said Wu.
Dekyi Medog, a singer from the region, said on this the year of China’s 70th anniversary, she wanted to bless the country with her songs.
“I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the motherland and the Party, and I wish my country more prosperity and flourishing in the future,” she said.
Basang Drolma, a student representative from the region’s Lhasa Middle School, said she was honored and pleased to live and study in the new era.
Thanks to the leadership of the Communist Party of China, Tibet has launched democratic reform, socialism construction and the reform and opening-up policy, she said.
The people of the region have left poverty far behind and have been enjoying wealth and progress in the new era, she said.
In Physics, Power/Energy/Force is not associated with gender. But, when living things exist as male and female, description of Power/Energy/Force may have gender association. In Indian tradition, ‘Deva’ means God and ‘Devi’ means Goddess. Devi in Indian tradition is the personification of God’s Supreme Power/Force/ Energy or ‘SHAKTI’. To fully account for human existence, man needs two distinct or separate Principles that come together to produce the harmonious singular identity of the man. The issue is not about God’s gender. Father Principle is called Originating Principle. Mother Principle is called Source Principle, for Mother is Source of Matter, Energy, and Knowledge to establish Life. Father provides Identity to human form, Mother provides Substance, the structural and functional basis of the human form.
During 2019, Indians celebrate ‘DEVI NAVRATRI’ or ‘SHARAD NAVRATRI’ from Sunday, September 29, to Monday, October 7. The term ‘Nav’ or ‘Nava’ means Nine. ‘Ratri’ means night. This celebration happens in the lunar month called ‘ASVAYUJA’ ( or ASHWAYUJA – September – October), the month in which Full Moon Day is associated with the first star (Tithi) called ‘ASVINI’ in Indian Astrology. The name “SHARDIYA” refers to the name of the Season or “RITU” called Sharad Ritu or Autumn.
Devi or Shakti is often called ‘DURGA’ for She is the embodiment of great strength. She is also called BHADRAKALI, JAGADAMBA, ANNAPURNA, SARVA MANGALA, BHAIRAVI, CHANDIKA, LALITA, BHAVANI, AND MOOKAMBIKA. During the 9-Night or Navratri festival, Indians worship nine different forms of Goddess Durga with 1,000 names. She is simply adored as Divine Mother and often addressed as ‘MOTHER'(“MATA” or “MAA”) whatever may be the name or form She assumed on different occasions.
Goddess Shakti has three Supreme Forms called DURGA, SARASVATI, and LAKSHMI. In India, traditions vary from region to region. First 3 – days of Navratri are dedicated to Goddess Durga, following 3-days are dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and concluding 3-days are dedicated to Goddess Sarasvati or Goddess of Knowledge, Wisdom, and Speech. Friday, October 04, 2019, the Sixth Day or Shashthi ‘NAVARATRI’ is dedicated to Goddess called ‘KATYANI'(legendary daughter of a devotee by name ‘KATA’). On this day, Goddess Sarasvati is worshipped for this day is associated with a Nakshatra(Star) called ‘MOOLA’.