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Will Dalai Lama really retire?
08:36, April 06, 2011  

As a matter of fact, the 14th Dalai Lama has issued his statement about "retirement" many times, but failed to keep his promise again and again, which indicates that he is unwilling to retreat from his post as a political manipulator at all.

According to his statement issued on a press conference held in India's Kalimpong on Dec. 14, 2010, he meant to retire from administrative affairs only. In his opinion, the 14th Dalai Lama will no longer sign for things such as managing the items of an account or making an announcement about holding a conference, just like "president" of a nation. And that is all about of his "retirement".

This time in his letter to the "parliament", the 14th Dalai Lama only vaguely proposed to amend the "Charter for Tibetans in exile", while ignoring key articles about the theocracy, his status and power entirely.

In contrast, he expressed that he would never abandon public affairs when confronting "significant difficulties". Actually, he aims to set aside enough space in advance for him to participate in international affairs in the amended "charter".

In fact, to retire or not is out of Dalai Lama's own decision. If he refuse to take any further part in Tibetan affairs, how about those guys who lived on "independence of Tibet" led by him?

At the end of last year, the Dalai Lama expressed that he will "completely retire within six months", while the "government in exile" made an announcement on Dec. 10 to entreat the Dalai Lama to continue to act as apolitical and religious leader of Tibet and stop thinking about and making any speech about retirement; on the same day, "president" of the "government in exile" said Dalai Lama's speech about his retirement made all Tibetans sleepless with no appetite. He also requested the Dalai Lama not to think about retirement.

After the Dalai Lama delivered his "resignation letter", Samdhong immediately asked his "parliament in exile" to seriously discuss a group of questions on Mar. 15, such as "Will the Dalai Lama's retirement decrease Tibet issue's international influence?", "Will the people in and out of Tibet deem Tibetan government in exile as legally representative?", "Will the talk with Chinese government go on?", etc. In a word, without Dalai Lama, the question will be whether the group can feed themselves or not.

We can say that whether the Dalai Lama retires or not, the political nature of the Dalai Lama and his followers' theocracy and splittism will never change, the factual status of the Dalai Lama among his followers will never change. If his retirement can really bring back the downfall destiny of Dalai Lama's clique, the Dalai Lama would have retired long before. Why would he even bother holding up his position till today? Therefore, we don't have to take the Dalai Lama's retirement so seriously.

Recently, the Dalai Lama once again said that: "Forty years ago, I was told by a foreteller that I can live as long as 113. And also, A Tibetan book stated 100 years ago that one person in today's world has the luck to live for 113 years, I think that person should be me." It appears that the Dalai Lama — son of India", made up his mind to go on his farce for a while. However, people are interested in how the Dalai Lama will end his farce this year.

From: China Tibet Online

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