Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Freedom for Tibet
March 10th is the day of the rebellion of the Tibetans against the Chinese occupation and the bloody defeat of Tibet. With first hand informations from people who live next to the border, I know that still today young girls and boys reach India over strenuous and dangerous paths from Tibet across the highest mountain passes, walking for days in deep snow into an insecure future, but at least into freedom. Their parents let them go, rather tolerating the separation than seeing their children being trained against the moral principles of Buddhism by the Chinese. As far as violence has grown, the Chinese education may be called successful. The helpless despair of some Tibetans and the cruel 100fold revenge from the Chinese has illustrated that their philosophy is showing effect.