Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje holds a special place among Tibetans: both Beijing and the Dalai LamaSudip Mazumdar in Dharamsala. Excerpts: recognize his legitimacy as the Karmapa, Tibetan Buddhism's third highest leader. He spoke to NEWSWEEK's
Mazumdar: How do you view the Tibet protests?
Dorje: The main thing is that Tibetans in Tibet should have a good future. The protests have made the lives of Tibetans more difficult.
What about a boycott of the Games?
[The] Olympics are a chance for the Chinese people to show [their growth]. I am not for any boycott.
Can Tibetans live under Chinese rule?
It's difficult to say. [Here] we always talk negatively about the Chinese. We need to think about the positive for the future.
Do you think you could be a bridge to Beijing?
Not that I want it, but if they give me a chance then I hope [so].
What have you learned from the Dalai Lama?
I hope I get some of his immense patience.
Posted By: karmacolor @ 07/23/2008 6:10:45 AM
I believe the fate of Karmapa will not be the same with what you have said. He is a man full of kindness and mercy. God will help him.
Posted By: fan_chor-cheung @ 07/09/2008 3:57:29 PM
The elaborate head dress of the Dorje Lama reminds me of the Sean Connery and Michael Caine movie, "The Man Who Would Be King." In fact that movie's geographic setting was near the India-China. Since Cain and Connery had contract in business partnership, after Connery was killed by his Tibetan subjects his head still wearing the elaborate jewel crown was brought back to London as an earning of their business venture. The fate of the Dorje Lama will be the same. I can never be leader of anything. The fate of the Dorje Lama will be the same. I can nevr be leader of anything.
Posted By: fan_chor-cheung @ 07/09/2008 3:39:54 PM
The true reincarnated Thirteenth (13th) Dalai Lama was dead almost seventy years ago. The current Dalai Lama the Fourteenth is, quite simply, a fake! Anyone with any knowledge in the supernatural or reincarnation will certainly reminds you that any spiritual matters relate to death, once passed the unlucky number of "13", will diminish. For example, many hospitals put their dying patients at the 13th Floor hoping their spirits will either reincarnate or transfer to heaven/Hell. The whole concept of reincarnation of lamas regardless whether it is Dali or Dorje has come to its final end. It is fruitless for the Chinese government to even communicate with such a religious invalids. Let alone making one of them leader of Tibet! It was a rather convincing religious belief whose time has past. The Tibetans should give up their religious rituals of "Lama Reincarnation."