Sunday, January 30, 2011

Believing and knowing that India is a free country unlike Tibet, where there is suppression and religious freedom

I chanced upon this article and thought you may like a perspective from an Indian newspaper on Tibet. I would love to visit Tibet specially the train that goes from Beijing to Lhasa the world's highest railway, a 710-mile line that crosses the vertiginous Tibetan Plateau and forges a steel bond with the once-secluded Buddhist holy city of Lhasa.see article in NYT

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Karma Topden former Indian ambassador to Mongolia on Sunday explained that Ogyen Trinley Dorje’s flight to India eleven years ago was fallout of the mounting pressure from Chinese to support Gyaltsen Norbu, Panchan Lama – the second highest spiritual head next to Dalai Lama that had been appointed by communist regime. “ The Karmapa did not want to be put in this position of going against the Dalai Lama. So he decided to leave Tibet,” said Topden.
Going further Topden gave series of other reasons for Karmapa’s escape from Tibet, when he reached Dharamsala in January 2000, to meet Dalai Lama.  Topden who is also Spokesperson of Karmapa Reception Committee in Sikkim, said that Ogyen  was keen to receive oral teachings according to Karma Kagyu tradition from gurus of his lineage who had also received them directly from the 16th Karmapa directly, his predecessor, as they now reside in India. “The third reason was that he wanted to see the Dalai Lama and to receive His Holiness' blessings” said Topden.

1 comment:

Jason Borba said...

Great blog, I enjoyed reading