Luke wrote:If His Holiness the Dalai Lama was back living in the Potala Palace in Lhasa, that place would become a modern Buddhist utopia for sure!
Pema Rigdzin wrote: while I personally regard HH the Dalai Lama as Avalokiteshvara himself, I still must say that Rinpoche would have his work cut out for him in making Tibet a Buddhist utopia.
Pema Rigdzin wrote:...I still must say that Rinpoche would have his work cut out for him in making Tibet a Buddhist utopia. It was so very far from that long before the Chinese invasion.
Any takers on this one? I've snooped around a bit in the scholarship and turned up the interesting case of Seno Giro (sometimes spelled Seno'o to get the long "o" right), but that's about that.
Luke wrote:Pema Rigdzin wrote:...I still must say that Rinpoche would have his work cut out for him in making Tibet a Buddhist utopia. It was so very far from that long before the Chinese invasion.
To clarify what I meant, I didn't mean that the whole of Tibet would instantly become a Buddhist utopia simply by HHDL returning there. I just meant that the Potala Palace itself and the buildings and monasteries in the surrounding area would become like a Buddhist paradise if the Dalai Lama returned and had the freedom to practice his religion there without any restrictions from the Chinese.
Heruka wrote:problem with utopias is someone will always want to be on top.
people have vertical relationships in power structures. if you think you are not affected by this vertical social program, try and go meet and get to know your neighbours, that would be a horizontal relationship.
Aemilius wrote: I think this general quietude refelects the atmosphere of self-denial, or cencorship towards one's own thoughts, knowledge and experience, I just don't believe no one knows about this subject !!!! It seems to be like raising a question in a chinese communist meeting about european or american values, I guess ??
The few answers are in the correct partyline too!! You can't take any risks here, it seems.
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