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    Why Tibet?

    It's one of the few issues involving Buddhists that bothers me.

    They teach that one should avoid attachment to anything in the physical world yet, for some reason, they desperately want Tibet back. It's just a piece of land.

    Numerous countries, including the one they are currently residing in, are willing to grant them asylum. It seems to me that they are allowing attachment to a specific piece of land. Is there something they aren't telling us?

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    Re: Why Tibet?

    There are Buddhists all over the place. the ones from tibet would like to go home it's not the same as the jews and israel. It originated in india not Tibet.

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    Re: Why Tibet?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post
    There are Buddhists all over the place. the ones from tibet would like to go home it's not the same as the jews and israel. It originated in india not Tibet.
    Sounds like a nice, simple answer but if they have no attachments then "home" is wherever they are.

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    Re: Why Tibet?

    Quote Originally Posted by koan View Post
    Sounds like a nice, simple answer but if they have no attachments then "home" is wherever they are.
    True but why shouldn't a Buddhist feel homesick? They didn't flee rather than leave from choice and the chinese are gradually supplanting the indigenous population another generation or so and it will be as if Tibet never existed. It's easy to forget china is made up of many different nations/tribes we have different hair and eye colour to help remind us there were once separate peoples throughout europe that now think of themselves as british.german/french.

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    Re: Why Tibet?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post
    True but why shouldn't a Buddhist feel homesick? They didn't flee rather than leave from choice and the chinese are gradually supplanting the indigenous population another generation or so and it will be as if Tibet never existed. It's easy to forget china is made up of many different nations/tribes we have different hair and eye colour to help remind us there were once separate peoples throughout europe that now think of themselves as british.german/french.
    They shouldn't feel homesick because they shouldn't have attachment to a specific place.

    They believe everything is an illusion and transitory, it's why they wipe away the sand when done a sand mandala. It is a loss to the rest of the world that we can't go be tourists in Tibet to see the way it was but if it is gone forever it would just reaffirm what they already believe.

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    Re: Why Tibet?

    Perhaps even Buddhists are survivalists.

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    Re: Why Tibet?

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert J View Post
    Perhaps even Buddhists are survivalists.
    No. Buddhists are all about dying but they want to not have to come back.

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    Re: Why Tibet?

    Quote Originally Posted by koan View Post
    No. Buddhists are all about dying but they want to not have to come back.
    Looks like actions speak louder than words. Being survivalists may be in our genes and being Buddhist or whatever else may be in our heads.

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    Re: Why Tibet?

    I've sent the query to The Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

    Hopefully they will have the opportunity to answer my question.

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    Re: Why Tibet?

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    Do you think Buddhism can thrive without any reference point? I don't know anything about it really.

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