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As a spiritual leader he should be (always) in High Spirit, regardless of slow/or no-progress on Tibet issue. In ordinary sense China has shaken the faith of many critics.

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what do you expect? China wouldn't even allow its own people to practice religion.

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his holiness should not be so ambitious on this issue. the chinese knows CIA wants to control tibet because of the limitless minerals in this regions and they know china will be their no.1 rivals in the future.so they are using the DL as a pawn to push for independence in order to control the vast tract of land behind china. nobody wants an enemy operating at the backdoor.

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About the CIA, I think most Westerners do not know or may not even care about this and just see the Tibetans as the poor victims a the big, bad communist regime in Beijing. However, if I were Chinese, I would also be trying to control the country (including Tibet) since India is just on the other side of Tibet. I do pray and hope that a peace for everyone.

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Although the CIA may have tried, I seriously doubt that the Dalai Lama would let anyone use him as a pawn. The unfortunate position of the Tibetan people and their culture being subjugated by the Repressive regime of Communist China is deplorable. Let kinder, more compassionate souls prevail.

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i want to be ruled by a compassionate group of thugs whatever that is....

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It's interesting to note that since the Beijing Olympics is now over, you don't see too many 'western' countries making a big fuss on the Tibetan issue, as opposed to a mere 2-5 months ago.

Political theatre aside, it appears that much of western Europe, and of course the United States, would rather keep their mouths shut due to their current credit crisis, and keep an anxious eye on hopes that China's ~$2 trillion in reserves and Japan's $980 billion might indeed help bail them out one day.

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It's interesting to note that since the Beijing Olympics is now over, you don't see too many 'western' countries making a big fuss on the Tibetan issue, as opposed to a mere 2-5 months ago.

own backyard are full of maggots. no time for his holiness.

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Basically, I like the Dalai Lama but we in the West are given an incomplete picture of the Tibet story. This place was never a Shangri-La but a backward theocracy with its own priest police, and that taxed peasants through the roof and did pretty much as they pleased for centuries. the method of control? Fear of the afterlife and deep superstitions. Eye-gouging and amputations were common for tax avoidance. His Holiness doesn't talk about these things as they interfere with the Shangrilan image so loved in the West.

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Attacking China on human rights? That's called picking the low fruit on the tree. Let's find a real issue.

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This place was never a Shangri-La but a backward theocracy with its own priest police, and that taxed peasants through the roof and did pretty much as they pleased for

The Chinese argument is that if China hadn't invaded in the 1950s, Tibet would still be a theocratic land that time forgot. I hardly find the Chinese line convincing, in light of changes in nearby India and Nepal. The Chinese are essentially saying that if it hadn't been for a half-century of Chinese brutality and cultural cleansing, time would have stood still.

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Tibetans never want to be invaded by communist China anyway.The same with China never want to be invaded by Japan or German or France or Britain...

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I think we should learn a little more about Tibet and its culture before saying anything about the Dalai Lama or what he stands for. For starters, our notion on ¨wealthiness¨ is completely different from theirs - just pay attention to what he says, it´s not what we have in our minds everyday. I suggest a book, one that made feel like changing my life: The Skull Mantra, by Eliot Pattison. It made me cry, it make feel worthless and complete at the same time. By the way, I am not Tibetan or Buddhist, but after reading it, I do wish I was born there.

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LostinNagoya: I'll find that book and read it for sure. I've read a few titles by HH Dalai Lama and found them of great interest. What irks me is that Tibet's past was not all peace and compassion, far from it. I don't support the Chinese invasion but the rule of thumb by Lamaism was archaic and barbaric without a doubt and many hated it.

http://www.michaelparenti.org/Tibet.html

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