Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Telo Tulku's Dilemma: Russia Denies Dalai Lama Visa

The Russians are not making life easy for Philadelphia-born Kalmyk Supreme Lama, Telo Tulku Rinpoche, and the predominantly Buddhist vassal state of Kalmykia.

Russian authorities have declined a request by the Kalmykia Buddhist Association to grant Russian entry visa to the Dalai Lama.

The Kalmyk Supreme Lama said he has received a letter from Moscow saying that "the Dalai Lama's visit to Russia would be taken by Beijing especially sensitively in the current year marking a jubilee of China's and our common victory in WWII."
What common victory? Didn't we pay for that?

The letter also says that the possibility of the Dalai Lama's pastoral visit to Russia could be considered later, as soon as there are signs that tensions in his relations with the Chinese official authorities lessen.

"Although this refusal is disappointing, we will not stop but will continue working in this direction. We hope that His Holiness' pastoral visit to Russia will take place anyway," he said.

Plainly, Moscow does not understand what it means to take on a guy from South Philly. Those who fail to learn from history...

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2 reader comments:

Don said...

See Telo Tulku Rinpoche.

Anonymous said...

"What common victory? Didn't we pay for that?"

WTF are you talking about? 24 million Soviet people died fighting the Nazis. Six million were killed in the Holocaust. Over 80% of Nazi soldiers died on the Eastern front.

I'm Russian and over half of my family died in the war. My grandomother almost died of hunger. My grandfather was one of six children and all five have died, he survived b/c he was the last one and they didn't take him to the front.

Do you know why the west gave the Soviets the money? Because they did not want to open a second front and have their own soldiers face the most powerful military machine in world history. Churchill was worried about not losing Brits so that they could preserve his empire post WW2 and FDR wanted to finish the war in Pacific first.

So they paid money so their people could live and others could die. BTW, thousands of Kalmyks and Mongols died in the war and celebrate the victory with the Russians.

Many Russians have Mongol blood in them. Kalmyks DO NO consider themselves a vassal state. Did you look at the map you idiot? If it were independent, it would be a landlocked Buddhist republic in the middle of western Russia.

BTW, WTF has America done for Tibet? Nixon stabbed the Tibetans in the back and Obama is on record saying Tibet is part of China, at least Russia has a huge fucking border with China so that while their denial of Dalai Lama's visa is bad it has a reason. America is just being a pussy when it comes to Tibet, you give HHDL all the awards in the world but don't do anything substantive.

Go on with you anti-Russian bravado bullshit, just don't come to Kalmykia with that bullshit, b/c people there have lost family fighting the nazis and they might just kick you dumb ass.