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Tibetan situation and petition

Postby Madeliaette » Sat Mar 23, 2013 6:39 pm

NB: This might only be of interest to those members who practice Tibetan Buddhism:

I have been following very closely the situation of the latest monastery to be subjected to Chinese intimidation within Tibet and would like to ask any members that feel that way inclined to please check out the following petition that a friend of mine created earlier today as her part of trying to help this situation:
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/182/873/ ... -in-tibet/
and/or to pray for the monks involved (details of the recent events as they occurred over the past 7-10 days can be tracked at the following blog - http://tibet.justice.overblog.com/ )

:namaste:

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Re: Tibetan situation and petition

Postby Thrasymachus » Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:42 pm

Yes, personally buy enough goods from China to help make them the second largest world exporter behind only Germany, but also sign a tepid online petition. That will show the CCP regime!

That you don't care...

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Re: Tibetan situation and petition

Postby Yudron » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:00 pm

I generally avoid goods from China, if you can trust the labels. Most of the time it is not that difficult. I'm sure it has no political impact, but I feel better.
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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Re: Tibetan situation and petition

Postby Grigoris » Sun Mar 24, 2013 3:47 pm

Boycotting Chinese goods will not change anything. At the last count US foreign debt to China stood at 8% of the total US public debt and 26% of the foreign holdings of US public debt. About 1.2 trillion dollars.

Living in America is (basically) tantamount to funding the Chinese government. China wouldn't give a rat ass if a few Americans stopped buying long life brand egg noodles.
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Re: Tibetan situation and petition

Postby justsit » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:46 pm

There's a prayer often used in addiction programs that goes,

"God grant me (or alternatively, May I have) the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can change,
And the wisdom to know the difference."

Ultimately, all any of us can change is ourselves.
Which is why we practice, yes?

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Re: Tibetan situation and petition

Postby Grigoris » Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:51 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Tibetan situation and petition

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"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
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Re: Tibetan situation and petition

Postby Madeliaette » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:43 pm

There are other additional ways to act of course - i already refuse to buy Chinese products if there are any alternatives. There is also a growing number of everyday Chinese people who do not like what their Govt does, but who will not stand up to them. Maybe if enough of them band together there will be a change. I simply cannot bear to sit back and do nothing for a race of people whose religion has given my life meaning. My friend feels likewise, which is why she created the petition. I guess I feel extra connected as i know people involved in the latest monastery to be intimidated as people rather than 'monks in another monastery'.

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Re: Tibetan situation and petition

Postby Karma Dondrup Tashi » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:02 pm

I don't know about noodles but China would definitely give a rat's ass if we started buying our own treasuries.

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Re: Tibetan situation and petition

Postby Grigoris » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:51 pm

Yeah, they certainly would, but you guys ain't got no money. That's why you are 14 trillion+ dollars in debt.
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Re: Tibetan situation and petition

Postby Karma Dondrup Tashi » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:59 am

Right.

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Re: Tibetan situation and petition

Postby Grigoris » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:44 am

For what it's worth, I signed the petition.
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Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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