• Missing Panchen Lama ‘is living normally’

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    THORN IN CHINA’S SIDE  A protester holds a placard with portrait of Dalai Lama’s choice for Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who has not been seen since being picked by Chinese authorities in 1995. Chinese officials issued a statement Sunday saying the important Tibetan religious figure was ‘living normally’ in China. AFP PHOTO

    THORN IN CHINA’S SIDE
    A protester holds a placard with portrait of Dalai Lama’s choice for Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, who has not been seen since being picked by Chinese authorities in 1995. Chinese officials issued a statement Sunday saying the important Tibetan religious figure was ‘living normally’ in China. AFP PHOTO

    BEIJING: One of the most senior figures in Tibetan Buddhism is living a normal life, Chinese government officials said, 20 years after he was detained following his appointment by the Dalai Lama.

    Gendun Choekyi Nyima was named by the Nobel laureate as the reincarnation of the Panchen Lama, the second most senior figure in the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, at the age of six in 1995.

    The boy was then detained by Chinese authorities and has not been seen since.

    He “is receiving education, living normally and growing healthily. He does not want to be disturbed by anyone,” the official Xinhua news agency late Sunday quoted Norbu Dondup, an official at Tibet’s United Front Work Department, as saying.

    Beijing appointed Gyaincain Norbu as the 11th Panchen Lama, who is now a deputy to the Chinese People’s Consultative Congress, a national debating chamber, but many Tibetans do not recognize him.

    He has made numerous tightly scripted public appearances since he turned 18, and visited Hong Kong, his first trip outside the Chinese mainland, in 2012.

    The 10th Panchen Lama died in 1989 after a tumultuous relationship with China’s communist leaders, which saw him lauded and later imprisoned.

    The officially atheist Communist Party reiterated its right to control the process of reincarnation in a white paper issued at the weekend.

    “Reincarnation is a succession system unique to Tibetan Buddhism, and is respected by the state and governments at different levels of the autonomous region, the state having issued the Measures on the Management of the Reincarnation of Living Buddhas of Tibetan Buddhism,” the paper said.

    The method includes “historical conventions like drawing lots from a golden urn,” it insisted — but the Tibetan government in exile says senior lamas should make the choice.

    The issue of the selection is becoming increasingly important as the Dalai Lama ages — he turns 80 this year — raising the prospect of Beijing seeking to name its own successor to the exiled spiritual leader.

    He has suggested in recent months that he may not be reincarnated after he dies, infuriating Chinese authorities.

    AFP

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    1. Can we have some proof of this assertion?!!!!!

      Chinese political leadership and the Beijing politburo need the get real about the real Tibetan Panchen Lama. Already they have shot themselves clean in the foot in relation to the Dalai Lama and his future reincarnation.

      But i really think his holiness is calling the ‘bluff’ of the Beijing cabal who rule China.

      There is a mistaken belief among the least intelligent of these, that the politburo can determine when and where an incarnate Lama will magically appear.

      All the power in the world cannot influence this process.

      The Beijing cabal under Jiang Zemin utterly failed to influence the real incarnation of the 16th Karmapa.

      Later on they were even more blatant with the Panchen Lama; kidnapping the real one and replacing him with there own, it has not worked.

      The process that moves the ”Heavenly Mandate” Such as the Dalai Lama and all the other incarnate Lamas into re-birthing position Is a determination influenced only by the Bodhisattva code of pure unadulterated conduct.

      It is an inviolable affair and cannot be contaminated by criminal henchmen for there own ends..
      It is the height of absurdity that the atheistic Chinese cabal would be stupid enough to assume to claim jurisdiction over this closed, refined, personal and very spiritual process. They or anyone else who might hope to influence any of the incarnations are demonstrably arrogant and profoundly ignorant of what is involved.
      All the Chinese cabal need do is look to there own failed Panchen Lama choice. He is a failed entity entirly; because the ancient process of identifying the true incarnation was usurped.

      It is evident that the Beijing politburo have ran out of road regarding it’s outrageous and nonsensical claim that Tibet was always part of China. A recent publication by a Chinese history professor of some considerable academic status has stated that China’s historical connection to Tibet is as recent as the 17th century. It is time for the cabal to fess up: The violent occupation of Tibet in 1959 was an illegal predatory act consonant with the invasion and dominance of one sovereign country IE China, over the smaller independent ancient Buddhist kingdom of Tibet.

      Mao Zedong always knew that farcical assertions with regards to Tibet being part of the motherland of China would in time come a cropper.

      The people are sovereign. But for Tibetans this kind of acknowledgement from the Beijing politburo is a long time coming. 65 years to be exact.
      So Tibetans who risk they’re freedom, or worse still they’re lives, continue to say to the rabble who have illegally occupied they’re country and murdered they’re brothers and sisters; for that length of time over one million Tibetans have died.
      It is time now for the Cabal of rabble to vacate the Tibetan autonomous Regions of the Plateau.

      Very sorry to hear that the Beijing politburo has been singularly unsuccessful in it’s varied and very violent attempts to block all information channels carrying up to date news to Tibet regarding the current daily activity of His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama. Tibet’s very own ” Heavenly Mandate ”
      Most people who like the Dalai Lama, understand that he is a short term Tibetan gift to the world.
      The Tibetans have really only loaned him out to the world, where his presence is badly needed. However his return to his homeland is awaited with much anticipation and his return will be greeted with typical Tibetan eclat. The Tibetan plateau will be awash with multitudes of multi colored gardens, much like the hanging gardens that populated Shambala before the Christen era.