Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dalai Lama Abdicates Political Role In Tibetan Government-In-Exile

(Especially) for Vajrayana practitioners the world over, even if they are non-Tibeta­n, his abdication reverberates with historical significan­ce and existentia­l meaning; it is, for the nation of Tibet and Tibetan diaspora, an incursion of high Novelty.  In my opinion it is a decision that is beyond utilitarian expedience­, but an example of all of his teachings hitherto.  Contemplating superficially on the meaning of the event, at least to me, it is that there is nothing about the current state of the world that is and should be set in stone, and this holds true for culture, politics, and religion.