How do Tibetans Rationalize the Tibetan Genocide?

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Re: How do Tibetans Rationalize the Tibetan Genocide?

Postby kirtu » Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:23 pm

Adamantine wrote:Also re: the virtuous Lamas were protected and everyone else was not. Let's not forget
all the great masters who lived in Chinese prison for 20 years or more . Garchen Rinpoche? Yangthang Rinpoche? Kusum Lingpa? And many more of the best masters of our time.


As well as virtuous lamas and monks who were killed, many gruesomely.

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Re: How do Tibetans Rationalize the Tibetan Genocide?

Postby Nilasarasvati » Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:21 pm

Some of which, I believe, had to be the ripening of pure Tonglen aspirations.
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Re: How do Tibetans Rationalize the Tibetan Genocide?

Postby Adamantine » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:26 pm

kirtu wrote:
Adamantine wrote:Also re: the virtuous Lamas were protected and everyone else was not. Let's not forget
all the great masters who lived in Chinese prison for 20 years or more . Garchen Rinpoche? Yangthang Rinpoche? Kusum Lingpa? And many more of the best masters of our time.


As well as virtuous lamas and monks who were killed, many gruesomely.

Kirt



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Re: How do Tibetans Rationalize the Tibetan Genocide?

Postby LionelChen » Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:58 am

Erp, looks like i didn't read the first post on this thread too carefully. :emb:

I was wondering though if anyone could comment on something i've heard from the Chinese side of things?

I vaguely recall reading accounts of that time period which stated (in some rather condescending terms I might add), of reports of PLA officers saying that the Tibetans believed that the Chinese Army was being aided spiritually by a "nine-headed demon."

I've always wondered if that was simply a bit of Communist propagandistic slander, or if that was an actual belief at the time (or perhaps an ongoing belief).

And if true, was this "nine-headed demon" ever given a name?
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