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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 3:23 pm 
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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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Location: Trāyastriṃśa. Just kidding. What a cool sanksrit word, huh?
Some of which, I believe, had to be the ripening of pure Tonglen aspirations.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:26 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:58 am 
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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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