Monday, April 07, 2008

You wont read this on Chindu

thanks to alert reader, satish, for pointing out this article from washington post. chindu's worldview is so different, isnt it. it reminds me of one famous statement: an uneducated person is better than a person who reads only newspaper.

In Tibetan Monasteries, the Heavy Hand of the Party -
It was 1997, and about 50 Communist Party workers had come to his monastery to conduct what is called a "patriotic education" campaign -- 45 days of instruction in the Chinese version of history and a requirement that all monks sign a document accepting Chinese rule in Tibet and rejecting the Dalai Lama as a "separatist." For many followers, that amounts to painful renunciation of their religion's central figure.

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