Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tragedy For the Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama's 45 year old nephew, Jigme K. Norbu, was killed yesterday during a "Walk for Tibet" in Florida. He was hit by a SUV. The driver, 31, has not been charged and had his two young children in the truck with him. Sad.

In 1959 the Dalai Lama escaped Chinese prosecution and fled Tibet with his brother, Taktser Rinpoche, Jigme's father. They were running for their very lives as at that time, China would have killed them in an instant without hesitation. Takster was in 1959 a high Abbott at a monastery in Tibet.

Since then, The Dalai Lama has acheived the impossible. He has become a world reknown statesman and a voice for peace, freedom and democracy in every land on Earth except his own. What China does to Tibetans, as Hamlet's father would say "would harrow your very soul."

His brother, Rinpoche, who died in September 2008 at 86, was a professor of Tibetan studies at Indiana University in Bloomington while serving as the Dalai Lama's U.S. representative.

We'd say they both achieved so much while being barred from their own homeland. Jigme died trying to save his father's land and what should have been his birthright as well.

It's never too late to put pressure on China to release Tibet. Indeed the day this happens will be one the greatest joys you can imagine. The Tibetan people have tried to rise up, like Egypt. They aren't just sitting there taking it, but they are overwhelmingly outnumbered by the Chinese military who use horrific tactics to beat them down. We have to say this, although you might want to cover your eyes, just so you know how bad it is...the Chinese use electric cattle prods to rape the Tibetan nuns. This has been documented by Amnesty International. They also keep the Tibetan monks in inches of water and use the prongs to electrocute them as daily torture.

But you know what? There are STILL Tibetan monks and nuns practicing their religion in Tibet. They haven't given up even though they know if caught what will happen.

To this day there is still no international rush to help from ANYONE, including the US or England. It's so damn sad. You see, there's no oil in Tibet. So why should any civilized country care?


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