China's major Tibetan website www.tibet.cn has published a harsh commentary which criticizes the 14th Dalai Lama for instigating self-immolation and advocating Nazi-style racial segregation ideas.
The following is the full text of the commentary.
Editor's Note: It is a universal rule that all religions and their sects should forbid murdering and telling lies, and protect the interests of the country and its people. Tibetan Buddhism is no exception.
It is also a rule of Buddhism and a common understanding that life should be cherished and truth should be respected. However, reviewing some remarks and actions of the 14th Dalai Lama in recent years, the writer cannot help raising some questions to him.
Q1: Why the Dalai Lama deliberately incite Tibetans for self-immolation?
The Dalai Lama called on Tibetans not to celebrate Losar so as to memorize "the fallen heroes of Tibet" in Dharamsala India on Feb.22.
The Dalai Lama is deliberately encouraging Tibetans to self-immolate since he appealed to all Tibetans not to celebrate Losar in memorial of self-immolators.
It's been thousands of years for Tibetans to celebrate Tibetan New Year, which is an important carrier of Tibetan culture, customs and emotions. Tibetans are able to obtain the great soul from Losar after a year of hard work.
However, "self-immolation" is an extreme way to end one's life. In the modern age, any group or force encouraging self-immolation for their illegal purposes in any place is bound to be condemned.
UN declaration on measures to eliminate international terrorism declared that criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public, a group of persons or particular communities for political purposes are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or any other nature that may be invoked to justify them.
From "3.14 Riots" in 2008 to recent self-immolations, all those incidents were premeditated long before and happened at a price of ordinary Tibetans' peaceful life and even lives?
There is a saying in Buddhism: "Saving one life is better than build a seven-storey pagoda". Looking back, how many young lives have been terminated due to the Dalai Lama's bewitching. Even if the Dalai Lama build hundreds of thousands of temples, it could not offset his sin in inciting repeated self-immolations of young monks.
Q2: Who extinguishes Tibetan culture?
In November 2011, the 14th Dalai Lama acclaimed in Japan that the reason for Tibetan monks' self-immolations was "China's policy on extinguishing Tibetan culture".
As to "Tibetan culture", the Dalai Lama follows such a logic: Tibetan culture is the culture of Tibetan Buddhism, the culture of Tibetan Buddhism is the culture of the Gelug Sect (the yellow sect of Tibetan Buddhism, and the sect of the Dalai Lama) while the Dalai Lama has the final speaking in the Gelug Sect.
In other words, anything that goes against the Dalai Lama is regarded by him as "extirpation of Tibetan culture". What a ridiculous idea! The Dalai Lama still treats himself as the serf owner, Tibet as his property and Tibetan people as his slaves.
A scholar has pointed out that the so-called "extinguished Tibetan culture" refers to the absolute privilege of the religious figures. In the Dalai Lama's eyes, the fact that common Tibetans master the culture would violate the stiff hierarchy of theocracy.
In fact, Tibetan culture consists of not only religious culture but also folk culture, not only traditional culture but also modern culture, not only the culture of the Tibetan ethnic group but also the cultures of other ethnic groups, such as Confucius culture, Mongolian culture and Manchu culture.
The religious culture has never been the only content of Tibetan culture, let alone the "Dalai Lama's culture" or "Gelug culture". The 14th Dalai Lama racks his brains to cheat the world that he develops the whole Tibetan culture if he develops the Gelug culture. What he does is the worst "extirpation of Tibetan culture"!
In the writer's opinion, the Dalai Lama's "extirpation of Tibetan culture" exposes his ugly purpose: he attempts to meet the demand of Tibetan separatists and stir up the Western forces' "impulse to put pressure on China" in order to realize his aim of restoring Tibet's serfdom and dividing China.
Q3: Are the central government of China and Tibet in a "Supply and Granting" relationship?
The 14th Dalai Lama claimed in his "Reincarnation Statement" that the "Supply and Granting" relationship between the central governments of Qing Dynasty (1636-1912) and Tibet didn't change even when the 13th Dalai Lama was conferred in 1879.
His statement implied that inland China and Tibet was historically in the so-called "Supply and Granting" relationship, and denied Tibet as an administratively subordinative region of China.
Reviewing the history of Qing, however, the author cannot help wondering why the Dalai Lama, known for his lineal memory of previous life, suddenly became "amnesiac" and denies the fact that Tibet is an inalienable part of China. The author would like to help Dalai Lama recover his memory kindly by raising some questions.
Since the Dalai Lama considered the central government and Tibet had no "Supply and Granting" relationship when he was appointed, why was he so polite towards the central government's ministers stationed in Tibet, reporting everything and seeking for support whenever he met problems?
Did he remember that he had directly reported to the emperor but was denied for bypassing the ministers stationed in Tibet?
The author believes that his previous life didn't forget these facts before he was reincarnated, and he should not suddenly lose memory. He cannot go so far as to deny those facts as a human being.
Here is a piece of advice for the Dalai Lama: if there were no "Supply and Granting" relationship between the central government and Tibet and no drawing lot from the golden urn, the Dalai Lama and his previous life would not have existed either, let alone the "shows" he performed today.
At present,"traveling through time" is prevalent in the films and TV series. And I think the Dalai Lama should also "travel back" and review his previous life, and then he will tell the truth.