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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:54 pm 
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Radio Free Asia is reporting that in an experimental move authorized by the PRC, Tibetan Buddhists in Qinghai and Sichuan Provinces (former Amdo) can now openly revere HH Dalai Lama, keeping a separation between religion and politics, and furthermore are not required to criticize HH Dalai Lama. This change has not been officially confirmed however.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:03 pm 
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kirtu wrote:
Radio Free Asia is reporting that in an experimental move authorized by the PRC, Tibetan Buddhists in Qinghai and Sichuan Provinces (former Amdo) can now openly revere HH Dalai Lama, keeping a separation between religion and politics, and furthermore are not required to criticize HH Dalai Lama. This change has not been officially confirmed however.

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:woohoo: :twothumbsup: :heart:

And the new Roman Catholic Pope has said revolutionary things like "atheists will surely also go to heaven if they behave good"...

Times are changing, and for benefit of others!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:10 pm 
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This would be truly amazing!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:02 pm 
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great to hear (if it's true)! :smile:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:13 pm 
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Kirtu, why do I smell a rat somewhere....hmmmm
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And the new Roman Catholic Pope has said revolutionary things like "atheists will surely also go to heaven if they behave good"...

Times are changing, and for benefit of others!!
Read this?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:46 pm 
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plwk wrote:
Kirtu, why do I smell a rat somewhere....hmmmm
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And the new Roman Catholic Pope has said revolutionary things like "atheists will surely also go to heaven if they behave good"...

Times are changing, and for benefit of others!!
Read this?


Oh... :(


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:23 am 
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Location: Trāyastriṃśa. Just kidding. What a cool sanksrit word, huh?
Well at least Francis had the gregariousness to say it in the moment :thinking:

Umm...

So I think if I was living in Sichuan I would still be like :spy: WHOS this HH GUY? I've NEVER HEARD OF HIM.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:51 am 
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In the past the PRC has liberalized its position about free speech, but only to see who it was that was dissenting. Then they arrested them.

But that was in Lhasa. They wouldn't try something like that again in another province, would they?

(Sorry for the sarcasm.)

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 5:22 am 
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smcj wrote:
In the past the PRC has liberalized its position about free speech, but only to see who it was that was dissenting. Then they arrested them.

But that was in Lhasa. They wouldn't try something like that again in another province, would they?

(Sorry for the sarcasm.)
Mao did something like that with "the blooming of a thousand flowers" or some such. He allowed non-Communist culture and then several years later, killed anyone who had produced non-Communist culture over the last few years.

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Konchog1 wrote:
smcj wrote:
In the past the PRC has liberalized its position about free speech, but only to see who it was that was dissenting. Then they arrested them.

But that was in Lhasa. They wouldn't try something like that again in another province, would they?

(Sorry for the sarcasm.)
Mao did something like that with "the blooming of a thousand flowers" or some such. He allowed non-Communist culture and then several years later, killed anyone who had produced non-Communist culture over the last few years.


Wow...

That guy was even more evil than i thought.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:12 pm 
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It is likely that this report is incorrect. The BBC is reporting that monasteries they have contacted report no change. The PRC state bureau of religious affairs has also stated that there has been no change. The BBC report is here.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:20 pm 
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Sadly this report seems to confirm there will be no change Kirt.

http://www.tibetsun.com/news/2013/07/09 ... dalai-lama

Perhaps this is what has prompted HHDL' s current retreat in Ladakh - see viewtopic.php?f=40&t=13617

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