Opinion / From the Press

Desperate expat doomed to failure

By Yi Duo (China Daily) Updated: 2012-12-12 08:31

The Dalai Lama is resorting to violence for his political purpose by instigating, or even threatening, innocent people to burn themselves alive, said an article in People's Daily.

The police of Sichuan province have obtained unambiguous evidence proving that the Dalai Lama clique has been the organizer behind the self-immolation incidents in the province.

The 14th Dalai Lama claims he quit politics one year ago, but this was merely a trick to start a new stage in his attempts to split the Tibet autonomous region from China. But his latest ploy has only increased the internal conflicts in his clique, as he is using one of the most inhuman acts for his personal political purpose by instigating, or even threatening, innocent people to burn themselves alive.

Responding to the voices accusing him of connivance in the deaths, he has tried to argue that if he said immolation is wrong it will hurt the victims' families and other people, so the best way for him to deal with the issue is to observe neutrality. Yet, on Oct 19 last year he presided over a dharma assembly and praised and supported the "brave and fearless" self-immolators together with the heads of the so-called Tibetan government in exile.

The Dalai Lama told the BBC on Nov 26, 2011, that although the people committing self-immolation are very brave, the effects of their public suicide remain unknown, showing his only concern is the effects these horrific acts have in support of his own agenda.

To glorify the victims as heroes motivated by noble and pure beliefs is a way of disguising his role in the process. It transforms the deaths into "sacrifices for Buddha Dharma and the blessing of the people".

However, now there is concrete evidence proving the Dalai Lama and his clique are the real organizers of the immolations, all the tricks that have helped them before will be unable to conceal the truth.

The Dalai Lama's actions can only be explained by his hopeless hysteria, which carries him further away from Buddhism. Taking people's lives is a grave sin in Buddhist doctrine. It must then by an even bigger sin for this religious leader to defend his authority by encouraging or coercing people to commit suicide. Some Tibetan people have no choice but to flee their homes to avoid the death by immolation the Dalai Lama clique has planned.

That the local governments make every endeavor to save people trying to burn themselves alive presents a striking contrast to the Dalai Lama's hypocrisy.

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