The Buddha explains that the world is experienced through the six senses, which in the Buddhist teachings includes the ‘mind’ as a sense-organ. Whether or not an ‘idealist’ position exists within later Buddhism is a matter of academic dispute.
Just prior to the self-immolation (whilst the ‘hero’ is still conscious and pain-free) they are to shout ‘Free Tibet’, ‘Dalai Lama Return to Tibet’, ‘Free Political Prisoners’, and so on.
Author’s Note: Whereas the 14th Dalai Lama once pontificated that Communist China would collapse due to what he mistakenly considered to be its ‘internal contradictions’,
DEDICATED TO THE SOVIET PEOPLE WHO LED THE WORLD IN WORKING CLASS REVOLUTION AND DEFEATED FASCISM AT A TERRIBLE PRICE! Soviet Technological Designs 1960-1980
Enlightenment is not the acceptance of, or practical experience of rebirth. Enlightenment is not the acceptance of, or practical experience of a ‘soul’ theory. In other words, a fully enlightened and rational mind, is a mind ‘emptied’ of all delusion and irrationality.
The Chan doctrine of the Mind was handed down through Mahakasyapa and his successors in India and reached China where it was eventually transmitted to Master Hui-neng, its Sixth (Chinese) Patriarch. This was the Transmission of the Right Dharma which then flourished (all over China).