Last quote about Buddhism
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We are not seeking independence. History is history. We are very much impressed [by] the spirit of the European union – independent sort of sovereign states – important but not so important.
There is hope and I think it is important that the outside world, particularly like the EU, I think with sincere motivation to in order to help People's Republic of China with some sort of constructive criticism, is sometimes necessary.
I have created a series about Buddha hands, a series about architecture, one about traditional (Chinese) weapons and one about the alphabet. Those are all artworks that I like very much.
We hope that people from the international community can be fully aware of his true colors and nature. The purpose of his visits and activities in other countries is just to promote his proposal for Tibetan independence.
If the United States plans this meeting, it will send the wrong signal to Tibet independence and separatist forces and harm China-U.S. mutual trust and cooperation.
China's Foreign Ministry has launched solemn representations with the US side, expressing our firm opposition to such an arrangement. If such meeting goes through, it will send a wrong signal to the separatist forces seeking Tibet independence and it will damage mutual trust and cooperation.
We hope that people from the international community can be fully aware of his true colours and nature.
Even if China tries to select the next Dalai Lama, the Tibetans will continue to have an elected leader who is outside the Communist Party's grip.
You must be quite clear about the position of Chinese government, that we have never recognised this so-called government-in-exile. We also hope that countries around the world, especially those that have friendly relations with us will not provide any stage for Tibetan independence separatist activities.
The sites that are in these areas are counted by thousands. We of course are mostly concerned by the most emblematic sites: we have been shocked by the aggression against Hatra, which is a World Heritage Site – it's tantamount to aggressing the Pyramids in Egypt or the Birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini in Nepal. So this is really a significant acceleration of destruction. Ashur is on the World Heritage list, the archeological city in Samarra is on the World Heritage list. These are very important sites in Iraq.
We can continue talks with the Dalai Lama. The key lies in the Dalai Lama's sincerity to allow the talks to achieve substantive results.
His Holiness is deeply grateful for the commitment of the summit participants to promoting peace and fraternity among peoples and for their efforts in finding solutions to the conflicts of our day.
This government, or government is worse that the apartheid government….because our government representing me, representing me? It says it will not support Tibetans who are being oppressed viciously by the Chinese. Hey, Mr Zuma, you and your government don't represent me, you represent your own interests.
It's beautiful to see everybody in national dress, coming together in a cultural way, it's always in a spiritual way. And it's wonderful to see other traditions, there are other monks here. I have just met some Cambodian monks and there are Chinese ones as well and all the different nationalities are represented because we all come together with our hearts for Buddha.
If you (had) a strong common European position endorsed by the European Council, at least, it would be not easier for the Chinese to accept but to deal with. If you compare for instance to the USA there the Dalai Lama too was received by even the American president, it was difficult for China but somehow they learned to live with it.
Compared to the first film, the story is a lot more dramatic and spectacular, there are a lot of unexpected elements in the second film where the character of the Buddha develops and therefore, in terms of the story, the second part is much richer.
We know each other and we have developed some kind of, I think, very close friendship. Therefore something like a reunion of one family, like that. I really feel like that. Naturally he is showing his concern about Tibet and he inquired about the situtation and then accordingly I explained.
We feel very upset by this. This is a brutal interference in China's internal affairs. We express our firm opposition and grave objections.
For the Chinese government, the Dalai Lama represents this notion that Tibet can be an independent country, and so meeting with the Dalai Lama suggests support for the political proponent of independence, even though I think here in the US, most politicians and most of the public think of the Dalai Lama as a religious figure, not a political figure of any kind.
The Chinese are obviously never pleased when the US president or other senior US leaders meet with the Dalai Lama. They're never pleased when the United States sells arms to Taiwan, as has recently been announced. But at the same time, I think the American policy makers understand the Chinese concerns, and understand that these kinds of decisions are going to have these kinds of consequences.