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China Wants to Control Tibetan Religious Institutions, Great Power Struggle Expected After 14th Dalai Lama Disappearance: Report | India News


TAIPEI: China feels that it must control the religious institution in Tibet and because of this, a major crisis will arise with the eventual demise of the 14th. Dalai Lama as there will be a major power struggle over who can elect Tibet’s religious leaders, according to a report by the Taiwan Times.
China, which installed its puppet Panchen Lama in the 1990s to control Tibet, is expected to use it to legitimize the appointment of its own selected Chinese candidate as the next leader of Tibetan Buddhism (the 15th Dalai Lama), writes Tsewang Paljor in Taiwan Times. .
Ninety-nine percent of Tibetans do not accept the Chinese designated Panchen Lama as the true or true Panchen Lama, Paljor claimed. They consider him a false Panchen Lama.
The Chinese government occupied Tibet in 1950 and has since tried to control the region.
The Dalai Lama escaped to India in 1959 and on the 10th the Panchen Lama (Lobsang Trinley Lhundrup Choekyi Gyaltsen) stayed in Tibet. He spoke out against Chinese rule many times and wrote a report recounting the famines in Tibet in the 1960s.
He was later arrested and spent more than eight years in jail. He died in 1989, due to atrocities committed by the Chinese authorities, Paljor said.
According to the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, the search team for the XI Panchen Lama headed by Chadrel Rinpoche asked the Dalai Lama to identify the (reincarnated) Panchen Lama from a list of possible candidates.
On May 15, 1995, the Dalai Lama announced Gedhun as the 11th Panchen Lama. Two days later, the Chinese government kidnapped the boy and his family.
“None of them have ever been seen or heard from again. Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who had just turned six, became the youngest political prisoner in the world. Chinese authorities even arrested Chadrel Rinpoche. and his assistant Jampa Chung for finding Gedhun and revealing his information to the Dalai Lama. They were imprisoned for six and four years, respectively, for “selling state secrets” and “conspiring with separatist forces abroad,” he wrote.
The Chinese government rejected the Dalai Lama’s election of the Panchen Lama, claiming that his ancestry was “illegal and invalid” and, six months after Gedhun’s abduction, China announced that it had found the “real” reincarnation of the 10th Panchen Lama named Gyaltsen Norbu, a Tibetan. child, son of two Communist Party members, like the 11th Panchen Lama.
However, the Tibetans have not accepted the Chinese-appointed Panchen Lama. The University of ‘Tashi Lhunpo’ monastery is the royal seat of Panchen Lamas, but Gyaltsen Norbu never stays in Tashi Lhunpo. ”
In defiance of government orders, local Tibetan officials refused to participate in preparations for the visit. This was not the first time that Gyaltsen Norbu had faced popular boycotts by Tibetans.
Similar massive public boycotts were witnessed a few years ago when the Chinese authorities brought Gyaltsen Norbu to the Labrang monastery.
Time and again, Tibetans have also shown that they will not accept him as their religious leader, Paljor noted.
“The Chinese now feel that Tibet is part of China and that control of its religious institutions should be in their hands. It is a great power struggle over who will elect Tibet’s religious leaders. And of course, the biggest La crisis will arise with the eventual disappearance of the 14th Dalai Lama, “he wrote.
“However, to checkmate China, the Dalai Lama has declared that he will be reborn outside Tibet in exile. And so after his disappearance, there will be a massive search by the Chinese and a massive search by the community. of exiles held simultaneously to find a new Dalai Lama, “he added.

Times of India