In Buddhism, all Buddhas are deemed to be the same nature.
And all objects are mere appearance to our minds.
has eyewitness accounts.
This is the equivalent of nuns and priests being ejected from their homes for worshipping one particular saint who was no longer ‘in favor’, despite centuries of being told how essential he was.
The human right situation in Tibet is deplorable enough without more suffering being caused unduly through a point of doctrine which is coming from one person’s own mind.
The Dalai Lama is not infallible. And one should not look for Buddhahood except within one’s own mind, by perfecting all one’s best qualities. Buddhists are supposed to practice compassion; even if we disagree with others, we do not try to force them to see our point of view.
Another central tenet of Buddhism is ahimsa, to do no harm. Clearly these people have been harmed.
Again, the situation in Tibet is dire enough without a Buddhist schism being started by HH the Dalai Lama.
We don’t like hypocrisy. We hope you don’t either. Let’s exercise some wisdom, and stop denying these devout practitioners their homes and their rights.