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.
Equanimity is the ground. Love is the moisture. Compassion is the seed. Bodhicitta is the result.
-Paraphrase of Khensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tsephel citing the Guhyasamaja Tantra
"All memories and thoughts are the union of emptiness and knowing, the Mind.
Without attachment, self-liberating, like a snake in a knot.
Through the qualities of meditating in that way,
Mental obscurations are purified and the dharmakaya is attained."
-Ra Lotsawa, All-pervading Melodious Drumbeats