“In 1988, in Stasbourg [addressing the European Parliament], the Dalai Lama proposed to make Tibet a democratic political entity, governed by itself, which maintains relations of alliance with China…the Dalai Lama advocates independence. And, we have repeatedly said that China’s sovereignty over Tibet can never be denied. Neither independence, nor semi-independence or disguised independence will be tolerated.” In March 1989, some Tibetans again sought independence through violent protest. When ‘resistance is futile,’ superhuman humility is required in order to preserve the spirit and maintain a connection to divine power: to that which is real as opposed to that which is illusory and transient. Once that connection is lost, there can be no hope of influencing the oppressor. Perhaps it is preferable to accept the external conditions that are being imposed whilst, at the same time, fortifying the awareness of Pure Being within us. After all, it is spiritual identity that endures, not cultural or national identity. Indeed, the Dalai Lama seems to understand this: “...my main concern for Tibet is preservation of Tibetan culture, preservation of Tibetan spirituality,” he told Hana Gartner in an interview, “I'm not much concerned about political field, whatever political status, OK, so long the preservation of Tibetan culture, preservation of Tibetan spirituality and environment fulfilled, then political status doesn't matter. Not much important. Personally, I have no interest in the political status of these things. I made it very clear, I think in '92, I made it very clear, when time comes for our return with certainty of freedom, then I will hand it over, all my religious authority to the local government. I have nothing to ask about myself." (www.cbc.ca/news/background/dalailama/interview.html).
- Adama (channelled through Aurelia Louise Jones. Posted on 1 November 2006 on www.2012.tribe.net/thread/a30c4cea-1419-4048-9bf9-1cf52f905d96. This article on Expected Changes in 2007 includes some interesting information on China).
Uncle Ben (Cliff Robertson): Remember, with great power comes great responsibility. - Spider-Man (directed by Sam Raimi, 2002).