Journeying through Tibet in the s, Stuart and Roma Gelder interviewed a former serf, Tsereh Wang Tuei, who had stolen two sheep belonging to a monastery.
When she asked how they felt about returning to their homeland, the sentiment was unanimously negative. Lewis, herself a devotee for a time, assisted with the paperwork. Western news media, travel books, novels, and Hollywood films have portrayed the Tibetan theocracy as a veritable Shangri-La.
The theocracy equated rebellious thought and action with satanic influence. San Francisco Chronicle, 5 November The remaining clergy lived on modest government stipends and extra income earned by officiating at prayer services, weddings, and funerals.
Millions of business zone workers toil twelve-hour days at subsistence wages. Another herdsman, who opposed having his wife taken from him by his lord, had his hands broken off. Gelder and Gelder, The Timely Rain, 29 and As we have seen, some ran away; others openly resisted, sometimes suffering dire consequences.
Spirituality What happened to Tibet after the Chinese Communists moved into the country in ? For Lords and Lamas Along with the blood drenched landscape of religious conflict there is the experience of inner peace and solace that every religion promises, none more so than Buddhism.
Generally, the spiritual focus is not only on oneself but on the welfare of others. They then poured alcohol and caustic soda on his wounds to increase the pain, he claimed.
Ninety percent of them were never heard from again, according to a report from the CIA itself, meaning they were most likely captured and killed. All monks and nuns had to sign a loyalty pledge that they would not use their religious position to foment secession or dissent.
I think of myself as half-Marxist, half-Buddhist. Young Tibetan boys were regularly taken from their peasant families and brought into the monasteries to be trained as monks.
Indeed, it is often the economic exploitation that necessitates the violence. He later upgraded it into a CIA-trained guerrilla unit whose recruits parachuted back into Tibet. At first, they moved slowly, relying mostly on persuasion in an attempt to effect reconstruction.
Many Buddhists maintain that, before the Chinese crackdown inold Tibet was a spiritually oriented kingdom free from the egotistical lifestyles, empty materialism, and corrupting vices that beset modern industrialized society.
In addition, the monks reside rent free in nicely furnished apartments. University Press of Kentucky, Upon arriving in exile, few nuns could read or write. Faber and Faber, Hence they had to accept the misery of their present existence as a karmic atonement and in anticipation that their lot would improve in their next lifetime.
Toxic effluents, including pesticides and herbicides, seep into ground water or directly into irrigation canals. When the current 14th Dalai Lama was first installed in Lhasa, it was with an armed escort of Chinese troops and an attending Chinese minister, in accordance with centuries-old tradition.
Standing in marked contrast to the intolerant savagery of other religions, Buddhism is neither fanatical nor dogmatic--so say its adherents. The rise of the Gelugpa sect headed by the Dalai Lama led to a politico-religious rivalry with the Kagyu that has lasted five hundred years and continues to play itself out within the Tibetan exile community today.
Dialogues and Discourses Berkeley, Calif.: The conflict lasted some five years and made it into the courts. One or another reincarnate lama or tulku--a spiritual teacher of special purity elected to be reborn again and again--can be found presiding over most major monasteries.
New World Press,15, Tall office buildings and large shopping centers have been built with funds that might have been better spent on water treatment plants and housing.
Chinese run the factories and many of the shops and vending stalls. But still, a gouged eye is a gouged eye; a flogging is a flogging; and the grinding exploitation of serfs and slaves is a brutal class injustice whatever its cultural wrapping.
Some devotees eagerly carry out chores for the monks, including grocery shopping and cleaning their apartments and toilets. This means accepting it as presented by its favored class, by those who profited most from it.
Some discovered to their horror that they would have to work for a living. They were taxed for religious festivals and for public dancing and drumming, for being sent to prison and upon being released.
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