Friday, March 21, 2008

Reclaim the Glory of Tibet


Osho says, " This is the greatest calamity of the twentieth century that Tibet has fallen into the hands of materialists who don't believe that you have anything inside you. They believe that you are only matter and your consciousness is only a by-product of matter. "

The latest turmoil in Tibet only proves that in today's world you can't enslave human beings for long. It is no wonder that more than 100 Buddhist monks who believe in non- violence and peace have kicked off the protests against the cruel regime of China, which quickly attracted hundreds of other Tibetans and saw one of the biggest markets in Lhasa ablaze. It was a "Free Tibet Campaign."
Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, said the protests were a result of the long simmering public resentment of the "brute force" employed by China to maintain control of the region for more than 50 years. He also urged his fellow Tibetans not to resort to violence.

Osho has expressed great concern over the untoward incidents in Tibet:
" The only country in the world which has devoted all its genius to the inner exploration is Tibet. Its findings are of tremendous value. But unfortunately, Tibet has fallen into a darkness. Its monasteries have been closed, its seekers of truth have been forced to work in labor camps. The only country in the world which was working -- a one-pointed genius, all its intelligence in the search for one's own interiority and its treasures -- has been stopped by the communist invasion of Tibet.
"It was such a beautiful experiment, and Tibet had no weapons to fight with, they had no army to fight; they had never thought about it. Their whole thing was an introverted pilgrimage.
"Nowhere has such concentrated effort been made to discover man's being. Every family in Tibet used to give their eldest son to some monastery where he was to meditate and grow closer to awakening. It was a joy to every family that at least one of them was wholeheartedly working on the inner being.
"These monasteries had no comparison in the whole world. These monasteries were concerned with only one thing: to make you aware of yourself.
Thousands of devices have been created down the centuries so that your lotus can blossom and you can find your ultimate treasure. The destruction of Tibet should be known in history, particularly when man becomes a little more aware and humanity a little more humane..."
Excerpted from Om Mani Padme Hum

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