They are not Communist at all


China is surrounding India’

‘It is very much a danger.’

‘With Tibet following the India tradition of ahimsa and the global visibility of the Dalai Lama who embodies these values, he should be supported by India canada goose outlet eu as a diplomat.’

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Professor Robert Thurman is a well known figure in the United States. Not only because a few years ago, he was nominated as one of the 25 most influential Americans by Time magazine, but also for canada goose outlet in vancouver being a senior scholar at Columbia University, one of the Dalai Lama’s oldest supporters and Hollywood beauty Uma Thurman’s father.

He speaks to Claude Arpi about as diverse subjects as his years when he was a monk in north India in the 1960s, his relations with the Dalai Lama (Thurman’s latest best seller is entitled Why the Dalai Lama Matters), but also of ‘capitalist’ China, the Buddhist wave in the West, his idea of a Second Renaissance, his work for preserving Indian sastras at Columbia University, the Barack Obama canada goose coats uk Dalai Lama encounter and his canada goose outlet in canada vision for the future of the planet.

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Part 1: Why The Dalai Lama Matters

The Dalai Lama wrote a book entitled Ethics for the New Millennium, one of the best books of the 20th century; an editor friend of mine told that this book was a miracle, it was on the best sellers list of The New York Times for five to six weeks, although with ‘ethics’ in the title, it is normally impossible in America.

Editors don’t want to hear about ‘ethics’, they just want to make money. This book is so good.

Canada Goose Outlet The next time, I met the Dalai Lama, I told him: “You should accept the role of prophet, the 21st century prophet”. He said: “Absolutely not”. Canada Goose Outlet

But he was thinking in term of canada goose outlet vip someone predicting the future or challenging the king or power in place. I explained (the meaning of prophet), he, however, never acknowledged that he would play this role.

His movement is to provide freedom for Tibet, whether it is (in the form of) autonomy or anything else; in fact it can only possibly be autonomy (unless China explodes).

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canada goose uk shop Because the leadership is afraid of its own people. canada goose uk shop

Lee canada goose outlet uk Kuan Yew of Singapore canada goose outlet woodbury pretends that the Chinese have a slave mentality, that they have no individuality. It is false.

canada goose black friday sale The Chinese are very happy to have fun, to gamble, to drink, to run after girls, like any other human beings. They have also the tradition of being suppressed by other people. They are just human beings. canada goose black friday sale

canada goose clearance sale (Mainland Chinese), like in Taiwan would do well in a democracy. They want democracy; they don’t believe in the Communist party anymore, they laugh at it. Because of the nationalism hat that they have to wear, you may not think that they do, but underneath, they want. canada goose clearance sale

canada goose uk black friday The Chinese government knows this. Today China is basically a capitalist oligarchy; there is an elite with hundred times more money than their workers. They are not Communist at all, but they use a Communist ideology; particularly the dictatorship of the proletariat while at the same time suppressing the proletariat. canada goose uk black friday

The leadership is afraid of the masses. Because they are afraid, they think that if they show reasonableness, intelligence or gentleness to foreign people like the Tibetans (because intuitively they know that the Tibetans are foreigners), they will lose control over China; if they show this type of sentiment, the Uygyurs and others will demand the same and finally the Chinese people will also demand freedom.

That is why in their minds, it would split China?

It is like a domino, like when the stupid Americans were fighting the Vietnamese. The Americans believed in the domino effect. But in a long run, you can’t suppress a freedom movement, even with the best weapons.

That is the real reason why they are afraid to talk to the Dalai Lama.

In an interview, the Dalai Lama told me about his dream to perform the Kalachakra puja at Tiananmen Square. What do you think about this?

Canada Goose Coats On Sale I believe that it will happen. You have to realise that a rabid nationalism is today used by China to replace Maoism. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

At one point, when the Chinese leadership will reach the point of pulling the trigger, they will have to face a reality: 1.3 billion people with all their technologies will be outnumbered by the Russians, Japanese, Indians, Americans or Europeans together (the rest of the world is against them.

China has today textbooks saying: ‘We can conquer the world because we are bigger than the US, etc etc.’

A former defence minister of China said if the Chinese leadership is able to take lessons from Hitler, China could dominate the world.


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