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Tibet and China

August 17, 2011

Having read the op-ed piece in the NYTimes about current relations between Tibet and China, I started wondering again whether either culture ever addresses the dispute by looking back down the centuries to some event or events that may have derailed relations long ago — thinking in terms of reincarnation can have its advantages, and I’ve certainly heard stories relating to misunderstandings dating way back in these lineages, involving religions, priestesses, wives, and the like — the ensuing catastrophes sounded like the sort of thing that would need something like a truth and reconciliation process to be resolved.  Part of why, when I use a screen name, it includes “Ani,” is to honor one of the people involved.

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