Editor's Note: It is a universal rule that all religions and their sects should forbid murdering and telling lies, and protect the interests of the country and its people. Tibetan Buddhism is no exception.
It is also a rule of Buddhism and a common understanding that life should be cherished and truth should be respected. However, reviewing some remarks and actions of the 14th Dalai Lama in recent years, the writer cannot help raising some questions to him.
Q1：Why the Dalai Lama deliberately incite Tibetans for self-immolation?
The Dalai Lama called on Tibetans not to celebrate Losar so as to memorize "the fallen heroes of Tibet" in Dharamsala India on Feb.22, 2012.
The writer can't help thinking that the Dalai Lama is deliberately encouraging Tibetans to self-immolate since he appealed to all Tibetans not to celebrate Losar in memorial of self-immolators.
It's been thousands of years for Tibetans to celebrate Tibetan New Year, which is an important carrier of Tibetan culture, customs and emotions. Tibetans are able to obtain the great soul from Losar after a year of hard work.
However, "self-immolation" is an extreme way to end one's life. In the modern age, any group or force encouraging self-immolation for their illegal purposes in any place is bound to be condemned.
UN declaration on measures to eliminate international terrorism declared that criminal acts intended or calculated to provoke a state of terror in the general public, a group of persons or particular communities for political purposes are in any circumstance unjustifiable, whatever the considerations of a political, philosophical, ideological, racial, ethnic, religious or any other nature that may be invoked to justify them.
From "3.14 Riots" in 2008 to recent self-immolations, all those incidents were premeditated long before and happened at a price of ordinary Tibetans' peaceful life and even lives?
There is a saying in Buddism: "Saving one life is better than build a seven-storey pagoda". Looking back, how many young lives have been terminated due to the Dalai Lama's bewitching. Even if the Dalai Lama build hundreds of thousands of temples, it could not offset his sin in inciting repeated self-immolations of young monks.