China has no theological foundation to select the subsequent Dalai Lama, based on a high US diplomat, asserting that the Tibetan Buddhists have efficiently picked their religious chief for a whole bunch of years.
“I travelled to Dharamshala, India to talk to the Tibetan neighborhood that had been assembled there in exile and to inform them that the US is against China choosing the subsequent Dalai Lama,” Ambassador at Giant for Worldwide Spiritual Freedom Samuel D Brownback informed reporters on Tuesday throughout a convention name, recalling his go to to India in October.
“They haven’t any proper to do this. They haven’t any theological foundation to do this. The Tibetan Buddhists have efficiently picked their chief for a whole bunch of years, if not longer, and so they have the suitable to do this now,” he mentioned in response to a query.
Samuel D Brownback mentioned the US helps that non secular communities have the suitable to select their very own management.
“That actually contains the subsequent Dalai Lama. So we have pushed again in opposition to that. We’ll proceed to push again in opposition to that. We expect that is fully incorrect of the Chinese language Communist Get together to claim that they’ve that proper,” he mentioned.
The 14th Dalai Lama, now 85, has been dwelling in India ever since he fled Tibet in 1959 following a Chinese language crackdown on an rebellion by the native inhabitants. The Tibetan government-in-exile operates from Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh. Over 1,60,000 Tibetans dwell in India.
Samuel D Brownback accused China of one of many worst non secular persecution conditions on the planet right now, if not the worst. “It won’t assist them of their combat on terrorism,” he mentioned, including, that the Chinese language are attempting to promote it to the world that that is an effort to forestall terrorism, however they are going to create extra terrorists.
“The reply to terrorism is not locking up everyone. The reply to terrorism is non secular freedom, permitting folks to freely observe their religion, and so they will not combat you as a lot. If the Chinese language weren’t at battle with religion, they might have a extra open society, however they’d even have a extra happy citizenry that seeks to observe their religion and be left alone and left in peace,” he mentioned.
He referred to as on China to cease their battle on religion, which won’t achieve success anyway, however in opposition to the Uyghurs, in opposition to the Tibetan Buddhists, in opposition to the Christian home church, in opposition to the Catholic Church, in opposition to Falun Gong.
“They’re persecuting all faiths. And the massive one which we introduced right now was this effort to essentially push again on the usage of know-how to create these digital police states to persecute non secular adherence. That is one thing they’ve completed in Tibet, they’re doing in Xinjiang, and rolling out in other places of their nation. We wish to cease this from spreading to different nations all over the world or spreading extra to different nations all over the world,” Samuel D Brownback mentioned.