Why is it that everyone in the Tibetan Goverment in Exile is confused about Tibetan history? In this video, Dr. Lobsang Sangay, Prime Minister of the Tibetan Government Exile says that the next Dalai Lama will be chosen by the present Dalai Lama. He says “historically and uhhhh traditionally” this is the way it has been done. Notice how he looks down when he is lying as he says this. Never in history have any of the Dalai Lamas been chosen by the existing Dalai Lama. The reason for this is because every Dalai Lama is supposed to be the reincarnation of the previous Dalai Lama. According to history and tradition, in order for a the next Dalai Lama to appear the current Dalai Lama has to die. Even people who are not Buddhist understand better how reincarnation works than the Tibetan Government in Exile. This is another clear example that proves that none of the members of the Tibetan Government in Exile are Buddhist. They do not believe in reincarnation or any of the other basic tenets of Buddhism. They are all a bunch of politicians hungry for money and power.
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Below are a couple interesting excerpts from articles about the Karmapa controversy.
The tale of two Karmapas by Julian Gearing – Dec 24, 2003
Whether the recognition of Urgyen Trinley was a joyous event, as his supporters claim, or a “spiritual coup” carried out by Tai Situ and the Dalai Lama, as critics claim, the recognition has to be understood against the backdrop of old world Tibetan politics. Tibetan society is autocratic and hierarchical, especially in the Buddhist orders. Since the Dalai Lama fled Tibet after the Lhasa Uprising in 1959, he had been trying without success to bring unity to the Buddhist schools, bringing together his Gelukpa lineage with the Nyingma, Sakya, Karma Kagyu and other smaller schools, including the animist Bon religion.
The 16th Karmapa had been stubborn in his insistence on maintaining the independence of his school, and maintained a “loyal opposition” to the Dalai Lama’s government. After the murder in the 1970s of one of the Karmapa’s supporters who was the head a group of refugee settlements, the Karmapa took more care with his security and spent more time overseas. He died in the United States in 1981. The Tibetan leader’s efforts to bring him into the fold failed. Then in 2000, Urgyen Trinley arrived on his doorstep.
Tibetan Buddhist factions come to blows: A dispute that has challenged the Dalai Lama’s authority led yesterday to a battle, writes Tim McGirk in New Delhi – March 18th, 1994
It is a tale of monastic intrigue, with accusations of murder, forgery and manipulation by the Chinese government. This medieval drama culminated in a pitched battle at a monastery outside Delhi yesterday, when monks and Tibetans faithful to the Dalai Lama threw bottles and bricks and fought against a coterie of Shamar Rinpoche’s followers, many of them Westerners initially attracted to the Buddhist creed of non-violence.
See also: Karmapa Controversy Video