Ask any Nepali to introduce his/her country, and look at the aura of pride when they say:
Mount Everest, & the Buddha’s Homeland
Keep a safe distance from a Nepali before you suspect that Buddha was not born in Nepal, but in India!
Although predominantly a Hindu country, there are more songs dedicated to Buddha than any Hindu deity.
A famous patriotic song by Bhaktaraj goes like:
“Where there are the eyes of the Buddha – pious, calm, & compassionate
There lies my country Nepal, the land of peace…”
And has anyone visiting Nepal missed Ani Choying Dolma’s meditative melody?
“Let my heart be free from pollutions
And may i utter like the Buddha”
(My apologies if the translations from Nepali are not justified)
What could be more barbaric than dragging the Buddha’s disciples by their holy robes, simply because they were peacefully protesting in front of the UN office in Kathmandu?
One can only imagine the consequences of such humiliations, had the protesters been a group of Hindu Sadhus, or even Muslims!
Did anyone notice that the ever vigilant eyes of Buddha are somewhat different nowadays?
Tibetan refugees in Nepal could not remain unaffected by the crushing down of protests in Lhasa.
Voices in agony resonated the streets of Kathmandu: Free Tibet!
However, Tibet’s sharing of its border with India, Pakistan, Nepal, Burma, and Bhutan makes it a strategically vulnerable landscape in one of the world’s most dangerously armed region.
Hence, China’s concern to control the Tibetan border can not be ignored by self-proclaimed freedom sloganeers from the West.
Some have even gone to the extent of demanding China be barred from holding Olympics!
China, too, can not escape from correcting its past mistakes of “ethnic & religious genocide” just by blaming the protesters of creating unrest.
Since the Dalai Lama has already ackn0wledged China’s sovereignty over Tibet, China must respect the cultural & spiritual autonomy of Tibetan people and negotiate with the Dalai Lama.
Free Tibet from Militarization & Propaganda!