China has no authority in any respect to get entangled in selecting the subsequent Dalai Lama, particularly for the reason that Chinese authorities doesn’t imagine in faith, and the succession is completely a religious matter for the Tibetan individuals, the pinnacle of the Tawang monastery in Arunachal Pradesh has mentioned.
Gyangbung Rinpoche, the Abbot of the nearly 350-year-old monastery near India’s border with China, additionally mentioned that it is very important counter Beijing’s coverage of expansionism and New Delhi should keep a strict vigil over the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with the neighbouring nation.
The head of the second largest monastery on the planet after the Potala Palace in Tibet’s Lhasa mentioned solely the present Dalai Lama and the Tibetan individuals have the fitting to resolve concerning the succession of the Tibetan religious chief and China has no position to play within the matter.
“The Chinese government does not believe in religion. How can a government that does not believe in religion decide the next Dalai Lama. The succession plan is a matter of religion and faith; it is not a political issue,” he instructed PTI in an interview.
“China does not have any right to even get involved in the process of choosing the next Dalai Lama. Only the current Dalai Lama and his followers have the right to decide on the issue,” he mentioned.
The feedback by the Abbot of the monastery that’s positioned in a area claimed by China got here amid pressure in ties between the 2 nations following the jap Ladakh border standoff. India maintains that its state of Arunachal Pradesh is an integral and inalienable a part of the nation.
Rinpoche mentioned the Tibetan individuals won’t ever settle for any resolution on the difficulty by China and that Beijing’s try and get entangled is a part of efforts to “capture” the Tibetan heritage and “hold control” over the Tibetan individuals.
“It will be difficult for China to win the hearts of the people of Tibet. China is tightly controlling Tibet. The authorities do not even allow people from outside to meet Tibetans. There are so many restrictions. It is important that countries like India support the Tibetans,” he mentioned.
The subject of a successor to the 14th Dalai Lama, who has been living in exile in Dharamshala in India since 1959, gained traction as he turned 86 in July. The Dalai Lama is believed to be a living Buddha who’s reincarnated after his demise.
China has been insisting that the number of the subsequent Dalai Lama must be determined inside Chinese territory and that it has to have a say within the matter.
Referring to China’s aggressive posturing alongside the LAC, Rinpoche mentioned although India believes in peace and prosperity, its approach in coping with such belligerence must be primarily based on the bottom actuality. “India believes in peace and prosperity. India does not like to fight or to have hatred against any country. India believes in living in peace with the countries which share a border with it,” he mentioned.
“India needs to maintain a strict vigil over the border. Though India believes in peace and prosperity, its approach has to be based on the ground reality. Regions like Tawang and Ladakh are part of India,” he mentioned.
The spiritual chief mentioned it is very important counter China’s coverage of expansionism.
Beijing has previously accused the Dalai Lama of indulging in “separatist” actions and attempting to separate Tibet and considers him as a divisive determine.
However, the Tibetan religious chief has insisted that he’s not searching for independence however “genuine autonomy for all Tibetans living in the three traditional provinces of Tibet” beneath the “Middle-Way approach”.
The Chinese authorities officers and the Dalai Lama or his representatives haven’t met in formal negotiations since 2010.