Can it be true that we worked endlessly, about 90% for Buddha and only 10% for Tibet?
It has been approximately 54 years since we left Tibet and we are still fighting for our rights. We have been spending so much time and energy to preserve the Tibetan Buddhism and we succeeded well in this project. But what about Tibet and the people living in Tibet? Of course the question is: how important is Tibet when you compare to Buddha? The answer is that Tibet is the most important question. Still we have been spending so much time promoting Buddhism and its essence to every corner of the world. I think that is an excellent gift from Tibet to the rest of the world.
But what about Tibet and its people – what kind of concrete and objective support did we get from the rest of the world? Hardly any support for Tibet. But Tibetan Buddhism has helped many people by promoting peace, stability, compassion and love in this confused world. Buddhism challenged and helped many people who needed this teaching.
Is it not time for the rest of the world to help Tibet and Dalai Lama, to support his middle way? He is not asking for independence of Tibet. The Tibetan youth are asking for independence, they have their own dreams and goals – let them keep on with their dream!
Tibetans abroad must think about how we are going to support our people in Tibet rather than building huge buildings for Buddha around the world. Buddha’s teaching is useful and it is very important for all, but please do not forget Tibet! From Buddha you obtained the knowledge of love and compassion. Is it not time for us to peacefully act for Tibet and to talk to the Chinese leaders? Otherwise there will be no Tibet in the future; we will just keep fighting in the darkness forever and ever.
So stop deluding yourselves with false hope! Stop cheating our people in Tibet with false hope – instead, do something through dialogue to ease their suffering.