- Posted March 1, 2013 by
New York City, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The Thoughts of a Tibetan Monk Who Immolated Himself
My story I wish to share is basically the written transcript of Lobsang Namgal, the 100th Tibetan monk to immolate himself. He did this in order to bring attention to the atrocities that China has committed in Tibet. This is the transcript of his thoughts about the situation in Tibet.
These are excerpts due to space limitations. To read the complete report you may download at http://yourlettersfromheaven.com/clairvoyant/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Lobsan-Namgal-Transcription-edited.pdf
A Channeled Statement of Lobsan Namgyal
Channeled and transcribed by Diane Eileen
This channeling was completed on the 21rst day after Lobsan Namgyal became the 100th Tibetan monk to immolate himself. This noble monk made the ultimate sacrifice in protest of China’s oppression and genocide of the Tibetan people.
We are tired, we are worn out. We have exhausted all means of rational, logical explanation and rationale. We have no way to turn, and nowhere to go. I have asked that my teachers forgive me for taking a cowardly way out. I am opposed to violence. But I only wish a wish for my brothers I left behind. I was forced to make this decision. I was forced to take my own life, because I had no life to live.
If I cannot study the Dharma and the great teachings of Buddha Shakyamuni or listen to Tenzin Gyatso, (His Holiness, the 14th Dali Lama, Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe) or even dare to gaze upon his photo as you have here, I would be put to death. So you see it is really a no win situation. The only thing is I am liberated from the body and in the Bardo state, I am capable of reintegrating into the cultural society where I will be more accepted and the teachings I produce will not fall upon deaf ears. I have a particular affinity for those westerners who try their best to understand a simple monk’s desire to be free. I have no other wishes, except to be free.
Hmm. (pause) You show compassion to me? I find this touching. I am surprised of who now has gazed upon my eyes with care to pray for me. A subtle difference is only where we were born. There are a hundred others, and millions before me who have died at the hands of the merciless. Tortured and unable to be at peace, only because we want to be free, to be fully alive, without complications of political arguments, and territory. It is our land don’t you see? We pretend not to notice, but we know it is hopeless.
(sighing) I am afraid even the Dalai Lama himself realizes the hopelessness of the situation in Tibet. And as we slowly expire and transform ourselves from this culture to another, from this existence to the next level. We present ourselves in a new light. Our only gift to the world is to insure the liberation of suffering of all sentient beings. I suppose it would be better if I made a more powerful statement in writing rather than simply disappearing. I believe this is your wish.
Hmm, (pausing) alright. I feel obligated to explain my actions and will do so very briefly. It is my recommendation to you that you further your education upon what is really happening in my home, and in our souls.
Good. Let us begin our work, now. You can begin the dictation. Good. I want to make it perfectly clear that there are significant reasons for us to remain indignant and indifferent to the Chinese political occupation of Tibet.
You are a good person I think to have the attitude that we matter. It would be presumptuous of me to think that anyone would really care what happens at the hands of the Chinese. They are evil beings filled with delusions which we must kowtow and feel a strong compassion for even though they are so wickedly deluded.
This is the point I wish to make very clear. They are beyond logical reasoning. Because, it is impossible to know the truth when a heart is based on falsehoods. They truly believe in what they are doing to be right. And all we can do is pity them, in a compassionate way, and to resolve our differences as peacefully as we possibly can.
My mother cries, my father is devastated. I feel their pain more deeply now and I am more aware of it than I have ever been. This part makes me very sad. To see the endless tears of the Tibetan people fall into a river of unquenchable desire for worldwide domination and the (sigh) capitulation.
Hmm…The commitment, is made when we become Buddhist monks. As a very young child I committed to study Buddhist teachings very carefully and with great effort. I would feel shame, if I were not, if I were to do otherwise.
I am significant in only, one way, and that I chose to perish as opposed to seamless suffering. Incredible as it may seem I was able to decipher the pain of the physical body, extract myself from it, remove myself from it and protect myself from it. I believe it was almost as if I was standing outside of the body and I could see it burning, but yet I felt nothing. I knew it was just a physical shell, a half empty vessel which really had no consequence. Of course I have sentimental reasons, I miss my friends, and they cry. And they are very afraid for the future of Tibet.
We have nothing to gain, and everything to lose. It’s a no win. It’s a significant battle that we fight; an army of Chinese came in 1949. They were propelled by a being that was twisted, Mao Tse Tung. This twisted vision was that anyone who could not think in his same pattern of thinking should very simply be annihilated.
They take great pride in their thought system, and most particularly feel that they are the superior ones and therefore have complete and total right to autonomy in the Tibetan region. They continue to spread their deluded desires. Upon everyone who traitor (sic) them, they are particularly adept at twisting the truth to reveal nothing. They do this in order avoid losing face you see. The death of my friends and I they try to point to outside influences, as the cause, the trigger. But in fact since the day I was born with the cause and trigger have already been deeply seated in my heart and wishes. We have whatever to make our decisions and our conscious thought to be a predetermined nation.
I already knew that I would die at the young age. But, I feel it was for a reason that is bigger than myself. So we unite, through a united group of souls, we unite together because we realize that one by one the voices become louder.
They cannot deny the truth, when each person is immolated. Death is death. The death itself, all say the evidence is as clear as you and me, (sighing,) but yet somehow even in the face of total death, pain, and immolation we have freedom, because we know that we can reincarnate into a better, much better, time and place where our work, our belief systems will be of use and honored and treasured.
It is not the end of Tibet you see. Although they can kill us, they take our hearts and cut them out one by one. They can never take the spirit, and this frustrates them. If only they could understand the eternal nature, and determined nature of Chenrezig to relieve suffering to the highest level they would give up their arms in an instant… as they realize they would appear as foolish children playing with toys. But when they don’t get their way they become angry. And when they are angry they remove whatever is in their way. I have seen terrible things, of which I do not want to encourage you to explore, as it is too devastating.
The combined unified force of the souls of the Tibetan people combines and get stronger and bring about impermeable changes in the Western society. We may not be the same: (sic) interests, traditions culture, but yet we still retain the very essence of our very dear Avalokiteshvara.
(China) You see they are obsessed. They are obsessed and infuriated when the West tries to intervene. It is their land they cry! They demand respect. They feel it is their honor and duty to protect their own territory. So they feel that Tibet actually IS China, a part of China, an integral part of it, and that all thoughts and prayers have no consequences, for they are simply shadows that will disappear quite quickly. They will continue to do this for about twenty years. I have no doubt that they are fully capable of rendering Tibet completely and totally rid of all resources, physical things, by imposing limitations on our movements thoughts, our ideas, where we meet, our teachings, because it is an affront to their ego.
To them they suffer from what I would call a, um, an inferiority complex somewhat. They feel they have been mocked by the West because of before and now they wish to turn this underestimation of China into a political battle. They have no more hope for Tibet than we have for ourselves. They only seek revenge. Revenge for what they think is (an) attack on their personal dignity.
They have the space for their souls where those Chinese who have voluntarily committed atrocities against Tibetans. (unclear) They are not welcome by the higher level teachers, instead just as you have read; they are separated and segregated from the rest. They may remain in the bardo state for a million lifetimes, as the essence of darkness. Spiritual guides try to redefine them as complete, compassionate loving beings as opposed to deluded money grabbing, grubby drunkards who cavort with prostitutes, and bring vile things to the streets of our children. They rape our women willingly. They defile the flag. They support only the regime of the current communist party. They do so with free will and determination to show the world that they have the absolute conclusive right to their own behavior and thinking, without regard to whomever. It doesn’t serve any point. In other words they feel it is their unalienable right to stamp out whatever they consider to think. Anything that goes contradictory to the peaceful expansion of mainland China across the entire continent. Needless to say when faced with such barbarians. We can only tip our hats, and pretend it is a great day to die. I have nothing further to say.
I am glad and rejoice that you have taken the time. It is a great compliment. And I say thank you from the bottom of my heart, and I hope the writings that you produce as a result of this reading provide some glimmer of truth into what it is of true Tibetan (sic) fears and things. Because of now we don’t feel that anyone has a clear picture of the monumental devastation and genocide, futility. They sterilize the Tibetan women. They remove their ovaries, a terrible thing. They do everything possible to remove us from their sight, in order to achieve a powerful unified presence.
I have a very good friend that once told me if Tibet disappears it will only be for a moment, because the collective energy of all of Tibet, if satisfied, will reincarnate itself into a society, a place, a circumstance that is more conducive to its revitalization.
I take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the time allowing this time you have spent on me, I see in my mind’s eye, a yellow substance, a sort of an amber really, a mineral type substance. (Diane Eileen purely my own speculation, perhaps gold?) This certainly can bring great peace and prosperity to the Chinese that is to give them the place that they desire, the political wherewithal.
They are like a little child that continues to expect respect from its elders which it cannot receive because it’s not old enough, not understanding enough, not evolved enough. And In fact it’s a terrible thing to know a world with such negativity and decisiveness. You are a part of our family, just as you always have been. We welcome you to the den with the monks, and Tibet.