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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Little Knowledge is Dangerous

When we listen to people’s idea or his lecture or talk, it is needless to say how important is to understand his or her credibility, dedication, and achievements over the years. Like for instance, when we listen to 14th Dalai Lama, there is high credibility, dedication and achievements for the last 60 years in struggle against Chinese government, keeping alive the issue of Tibet internationally, welfare of Tibetans not only in India, Nepal & Bhutan, but also in United States and many other countries in Europe. Let me not mention here the efforts and contribution of His Holiness in promoting human values and religious harmony worldwide.

The point I am making here is that, are there any Tibetan alive as of today, who could have more knowledge, experience, and people’s mandate that will guide us through politically and spiritually, with pure love and compassion, other than His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama?

If we really believe His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama is the soul and identity of six million Tibetans, then people like Jamyang Norbu is clearly playing with his beautiful words to change that. We can understand why Chinese government tries to criticize His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration, but why people like Jamyang Norbu tries to do the same in our midst again and again?

In his October 31st written blog titled “The said painful joke of Tibetan democracy”, he has not only tried to criticize His Holiness, but also tries to demoralize the very foundation of Tibetan struggle. Those who are little attracted to what he writes must please try to analyze the situation of the CTA and the Tibetan in exile, especially in India.

Different people has different perception, and therefore, when one read his comparison of Tibetan democracy with Bhutan democracy; the author knows but why he cares that the situation with which the evolution of democracy in Bhutan and for Tibetan in exile are being taking place are little different. For instance, Bhutan is a complete free country, and functions in its own country, and has no immediate political or cultural threat from outside, whereas the Tibetan exile’s situation is completely the opposite.

He hinted that having political parties in Tibetan political system would then be called real democracy and a vibrant and dynamic one as well. If he is a responsible person, then he must also know that knowledge and idea must also have an appropriate time and situation to perform. Does he care about the consequences of forming Tibetan political parties in India from the Indian government’s point of view? Does he care about the consequences of complete shutdown of CTA over the issue of such political parties? Does he care about understanding the reason behind why His Holiness the Dalai Lama repeatedly said that we do not need political parties?

I would love to attend if he teaches History classes online with pure academic without any twisted information and comparison, because he is quite a learned man.


But it is a time that he should leave the political things to be handled by most vibrant and democratic elected leadership in Dharamsala with a mandate of Tibetans in Tibet through His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.