Thursday, August 9, 2007



Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

In a demonstration of tightening controls over religious freedom in Tibet, the Chinese People's Armed Police (PAP) destroyed a 30-foot high statue of the Buddhist figure of Guru Rinpoche, or Padmasambhava in Samye Monastery, the oldest monastery in Tibet.

Guru Rinpoche is worshipped by Tibetan and Chinese Buddhists alike as the founder of Buddhism in Tibet in the 8th century.

Chinese authorities claim that the statue, which was constructed using funds from two Chinese Buddhists, violated regulations passed in January 2007 stating that “organizations and individuals not belonging to religious organizations or places of religious activity may not erect or construct large-scale outdoor religious statues or mani lhakhang (prayer wheel temple).”

After the Chinese occupation of Tibet in 1949, over 6.000 monasteries, nunneries, and temples were looted of precious religious artefacts or destroyed entirely.

Over 110.000 religious leaders (including monks, nuns, and others) were tortured and put to death; an additional 250.000 were forcibly dis robed.

Thousands of refugees continue to flee Tibet each year in search of religious freedom they can no longer enjoy in their own country.

If we trust in the Law of Karma, Reincarnation can provide some answers into the question if exists justice in the world.

We have to look deeper in the past, to find out if, presently, the law of cause-effect is in action.

This as to do with individuals, as well as groups because conflicts, wars, genocide, sufferings, have a lot to do with “group-karma”.

Souls reincarnate in groups to learn some spiritual lessons, or like the case of the Tibetan, to carry out an higher spiritual purpose for humanity.

The Dalai Lama pointed out that the Chinese invasion of Tibet and the destruction of Tibetan monasteries caused the spread of the Buddhists monks to the West and its growing popularity.

This state of things would not have happened if all the monks had stayed in Tibet.

The Dalai Lama pointed out in an interview with The New York Times, that the present invasion from China has to do with hidden causes stretching back into the previous lives of both countries.

Has been said that when a country hates another, chances are that their people will reincarnate into the nation which is the object of hate.

I herd, in a meeting of spiritual sciences in Canada, lately, that the needs of the Young Chinese people, are suddenly changing.

Seems that they are searching and looking for spiritual direction.

Their minds and hearts are going in the direction of the “Tibetan path.”

So, not only the western countries, but the young Chinese too, will benefit from this “group karma'. Karma which links China and Tibet. Karma which the Tibetans carry out with a spiritual purpose.

May the young Chinese -people be strong enough, one day, to change the Tibetan suffering!

Leni provides a large variety of astrological services, workshops, readings and is an accomplished lecturer and writer, in both English and Italian. She has appear on television and radio, and is much in demand for the both traditional and soul centered astrology.

Leni Sibilio

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