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In response to three recent news reports about self immolations, His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche has issued a strong statement calling Tibetans to stop the act of sacrificing their lives and to employ more peaceful actions instead.Kuala Lumpur, March 8 In response to three recent news reports of Tibetan monks threatening self immolation and one of a Tibetan citizen of performing self immolation, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, a reincarnated high lama of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism and spiritual advisor of Kechara Buddhist Organisation, has issued a strong statement calling for Tibetans to end the act of sacrificing their lives in protest and to employ non harmful, peaceful actions instead.The recent news reports are: Proposes Self Immolation Over Politics in Tibetan Exile published on February 24 by the online portal Tibetan Journal; monk warrior warns president Sangay of self immolation which appeared on March 5 in The Tibet Star; and Tibetan Dies in Self immolation in Sichuan Ngaba County, which appeared on March 7 in Radio Free Asia.The two monks, two Tibetan refugees and most recently a Tibetan man living in his home country, are the latest to threaten or use this drastic measure. The first two cited as their reasons abuses of political power within the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) of exiled Tibetans in India, while the last was apparently protesting against Chinese rule and policies in Tibet.Since 2009, 152 Tibetans have set themselves on fire in protest, including 41 monks and eight nuns.These individuals took their own lives with the view that it would empower others and gain public support for their chosen cause, and many have since been lauded for their sacrifice and even celebrated as heroes, observed His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche in a statementthe act of setting oneself ablaze is not one that should be glorified, politicised or encouraged as a means to accomplishing personal or political agendas, he said.He noted that despite the large number of Tibetans who had already chosen this dramatic method of dissent,
these actions had provoked little change or discussion. it become too commonplace or are Tibetan lives so insignificant that we choose to ignore them? he asked. way, self immolation as an act of protest has clearly failed, and it is time for Tibetans to look for other ways to be seen and heard. violence in all its forms, he noted that there are many other options for creating peaceful protest movements that are democratic, empowering and dynamic. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche said. Tibetans can employ the Buddha teachings, through wisdom, compassion and expertise, to heal and unite the Tibetan people, thus creating the spiritual basis for social and economic progress, both personal and collective, he said. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche called on the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) and other heads of government to open their hearts to the Tibetan people plight and to work towards finding peaceful and non violent solutions that could bring mutual benefit for everyone.He urged the Tibetan leadership to take measures to prevent self immolations both by communicating through the modern media and by sending representatives to Tibetan refugee camps throughout India, providing information to Tibet and speaking out clearly and firmly against the practice. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche said. am making this request out of genuine concern and I ask everyone who reads this not to colour it with political or other interpretations. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, who practices the ancient wisdom of Buddha authentic teachings. His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, the spiritual advisor of Kechara, is known for his community driven work in Malaysia, India and Nepal. He draws inspiration from his difficult life experiences to conceptualise charitable projects that have, amongst other things, furnished schools and hospitals for the poor in India, helped disaster victims in Nepal and fed thousands of homeless people and the urban poor in Malaysia.