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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Arrogance of the Chinese leaders

Ignore foreign pressure on Tibet, says Zhu

Zhu Weiqun, the former head of United Front Work Department of CCP has written in a Chinese government-run website that China should ignore foreign pressure on Tibet, and totally disregard whatever the West says. He writes, "As China become more involved in international affairs, and as Tibet and Xinjiang further open to the world, more and more Westerners will have an understanding of Tibet and Xinjiang that better accord the reality."
Zhu Weiqun's statement is typical of Chinese leaders looking after the Tibet issue: Han chauvinism and irresponsible bossy attitude. This is the stance of people with whom the Tibetans are struggling to negotiate to achieve mutually acceptable solution. But see the arrogance, obnoxious disdainful haughtiness of the people with whom the Tibetans envoys have been dealing with, no wonder, we have achieved nothing. He talks about the need for the West to understand Tibet, but will he or his likes ever open Tibet and allow foreigners to enter Tibet freely and understand Tibet???
If China is so confident about the development and prosperity that they claim to have achieved in Tibet, why are they afraid and hesitant about allowing foreign diplomats, media, and tourist to visit Tibet freely?? Instead of defaming and backbiting His Holiness the Dalai Lama, why don't they allow His Holiness to visit Tibet and talk with him?? Its only when Zhu and his likes have answers to these questions, can they confidently say something about Tibet. Otherwise, it is the fear, arrogance and ignorance within them that is doing the speaking!!! 

See the impunity with which he writes, "... and that the West's interest lies in development and maintaining ties with China, not the opposite." Zhu should know that China is a part of this world, not the other way round. If Xi Jinping is serious about resolving Tibet issue, he should let better people handle Tibet issue.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Gyalwa Karmapa Rinpoche Gave Life-long empowerment in Delhi

 February 22, 2014

༄༅། །ཕྱི་ལོ་ ༢༠༡༤ ཟླ་ ༢ ཚེས་ ༢༢ རེས་གཟའ་སྤེན་པའི་ཉིན་ས་གནས་འགོ་ལས་དང་མི་མང་ཡོངས་ནས་གསོལ་འདེབས་ཞུས་དོན་བཞིན་རྒྱལ་བསྟན་སྤྱི་དང་བྱེ་བྲག་རང་ཅག་བོད་མི་རྣམས་ཀྱི་མེ་ཏོག་སྒང་ལ་ཕོགས་པས་ཐུགས་བསྐྱེད་དཔལ་རྒྱལ་བ་ཀརྨ་པ་སྐུ་ཕྲེང་བཅུ་བདུན་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དབུ་རྒྱན་འགྲོན་འདུལ་འཕྲིན་ལས་རྡོ་རྗེ་མཆོག་རྒྱ་གར་རྒྱལ་ས་ལྡི་ལི་ནང་ཡོད་བསམ་ཡས་གླིང་གཞིས་སྒར་དུ་ཆིབས་སྒྱུར་དང་ཚེ་དབང་ཚེ་སྒྲུབ་བཀྲིན་བསྐྱངས་པ་དང་ཆབས་ཅིག་བོད་མི་ཚོར་བླང་དོར་གྱི་བསླབ་བྱ་གནང་བ།

Delhi: Gyalwa Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorjee Rinpoche gave long-life empowerment at Tibetan Samyeling colony in Aruna Nagar,Majnukatila. The school complex where the empowerment was done was fully packed with Tibetans and foreign devotees. The Welfare officer, Mr. Lekyi Dorjee welcomed the gathering and thanked Karmpa Rinpche for consenting to award the empowerment. He read the annual report of the settlement and presented a copy to Rinpoche.
After completing the long-life empowerment ritual, Rinpoche gave a brief talk to the gathering. He said the Tse-wang is being done so that one's compassionate and useful life could be prolonged for the benefit of others. We need to lead a meaningful life. Purpose of our life is to be able to contribute and help other. In order to do so, we need to have a good health and long life. The cause and condition of a healthy life is dependent on two factors: our external and internal health. External health is our physical wellbeing, and it is dependent on our food habit. Food needs to be looked at as medicine. Just as we are careful about the medicine doses and the timing, we also need to take our food accordingly. For internal health, we need to be kind, compassionate and open. This will keep us away from unnecessary sel-centered worry. If you are open, you will be able to deal with the problem more easily. Therefore, it is important to maintain this external and internal health to lead a long meaningful life.

Rinpoche also advised the gathering about the importance of unity and preserving our culture. He said all should practice our culture and language. Before we speak of preserving our religion, culture and language, it is important that each one of us should practice it in our daily life. We are in a free country, but we should not forget our people in Tibet. As a human being also, we have universal responsibility to contribute for the well beings of all sentient beings. Although Rinpoche was serious in his talk most of the time, we did made humorous comment here and there, which invited roar of laughter from the audience.  

The empowerment and the talk went smoothly. Like in many of the Tibetan ceremonies, tea and dresil serving in the fully packed premises with the teaching going on was not in tune with the time. Although there was no untoward incident, distribution of Tseril and jeldu could have been arranged more professionally. This is what some people observed.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ancient Wisdom, Modern Health

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Tibetan Sound Healing by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche 
This book is an invaluable gift from the Tibetan masters to the modern world. Master Tenzing Wangyal Rinpoche has immaculately explained the ancient Tibetan wisdom of sound healing through this book and the CD attached to it. Modern science has taught us to be rational and to believe in the things that we could see and touch. Cause of disease or sickness are always attributed to external factors. Medicine, pills and injection are prescribed as an antidote to the disease. Modern science has greatly helped the humanity in providing the required medicine in healing our disease. But this healing has been limited to physical only. In the good old days, people lived healthily without the benefit of modern science and its gadgets. Our forefathers looked inside to maintain proper mental and physical health. Emphasis is laid on the internal spiritual health. This book is about healing and maintaining our health through the application of sacred sound along with the rTsa rLung [Channel and wind] exercise. The six sacred warrior syllables are:  Aa, Om, Hung, Ram, dZa.
These six sacred sounds are called warrior because like a warrior they can eliminate and destroy the blocks and negativities within ourselves. The practice involves meditation, and application of specific sound at the Chakras to clear the blocks and make space for positive energy. We all wish for good things and wants happiness, but we fail to make space inside for the good and happy things to come and settle. Each warrior syllables act on the specific chakra on the channel to bring positive vibration and energy. White Aa syllable at the crown chakra is associated with space; the analogy is clear desert sky. Red Om syllable at the throat chakra discovers the awareness within that space. Blue Hung syllable at the heart chakra is the union of space and awareness. Red Ram syllable represent the ripening of the positive quality. Green dZa syllable is the place of manifestation. In a nutshell, these five chakras represent: space, awareness, energy, growth and attainment.

With this practice of six warrior sound syllables along with meditation, we are assured of good internal as well as external health. With the six warrior syllables as main, the book also enumerates the five important rTsa rLung exercises to cleanse ourselves of negative emotions and replace it with positive emotion and good health. These exercises are rTsa rLung exercise of: Upward movement, life-force, fire-like, pervasive and downward movement. These exercises and meditation can also be seen as important path and method toward effective understanding and practice of dZogchen teaching.  This is a simple but very valuable book to discover the space within ourselves to live healthily and positively.