The Buddha rejected ‘idealism’ as being an expression of deluded thought, but the Theosophist Movement essentially interpreted Asian spiritual culture through a Judeo-Christian filter, and this was compounded by the work of DT Suzuki, who mistakenly presented in English translation, the Lankavatara Sutra as being an idealists charter, rather than the sophisticated analysis of the human mind existing and interacting in the physical world that it undoubtedly is.
The XVII Karmapa Lama, for instance, whilst perpetuating the myth of ‘reincarnation’ (a teaching that does not exist within Buddhist philosophy) benefitted from all the advancements of modern Tibetan society – but was contacted by the Dalai Lama’s clique of Lamas in the West, and was persuaded to leave Tibet. In 1999, the XVII Karmapa decided to leave Tibet and he did this in a duplicitous and lying manner by informing his devotees that he was entering a period of silent retreat.
After this whole-sale destruction of Austrian culture and the instigation of fascist murder and mayhem in his country, what did Heinrich Harrier decide to do? Did he keep quiet and see how things developed? Did he join a network of Austrian resistance to the Nazi invasion? Did he work toward protecting those Austrians who were the victims of German fascism? No – Heinrich Harrier did none of these things.
The pro-Tibetan movement in the West is a non-Buddhist concept that appears to rely upon the Judeo-Christian notions of ‘faith’, ‘congregation’, and ‘conversion’ (notions that are thoroughly non-Buddhist in nature). It is also premised upon purely worldly (i.e. ‘samsaric’) conventions such as fundraising, media manipulation, political interference, and the participation in academic misrepresentation.
On March the 11th, 2009, Chinese and Tibetan children joined together to plant a number of ‘Friendship Trees’ in the Anju District of Suinang City, which is situated Sichuan province, southwest China.
Original Chinese Language Source Text: By Tibetan Tourism Network (Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD) On Tibetan New Year’s Day – one of the first activities