Dharamshala — To mark the 81st birthday of the spiritual leader of Tibet, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Parliament in-Exile (TPiE) Wednesday said the Middle-way policy is based on the reality of the current situation in Tibet, to resolving the issue of Tibet.
As Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel is currently visiting in South India, the official statement is read out by Deputy Speaker Ven Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok.
"On this happy occasion we remember him with infinite fondness for his kindness and the limitless amounts of gratitude we owe to him. With offering of prostrations, we on behalf of all Tibetans in Tibet and in exile, offer our greetings and felicitations to His Holiness with feelings of joy, faith and contentment."
Ven Phuntsok conveyed that His Holiness has not only mentored people on the path to enlightenment and spirituality but since the delicate age of 16 has involved himself in the political arena when in 1949 communist China began its invasion of Tibet and his efforts continued even after China fully invaded the Snowland this time on Indian premises by establishing the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA).
"His Holiness the Great Fourteenth Dalai Lama took birth to assume command at a time when the humanity in general lived in a degenerate period and the religiously imbued Tibet, in particular, was plunged in such critical situation as today. Endowed with all the symbols of a noble being in his perfect physical attributes, His Holiness became an accomplished bearer of all knowledge in both the general and specialized fields, including in the aspects of hearing, thinking and contemplating, and in the aspects of teaching, debating, and composing, becoming the apex ornament in Buddhist learning in the Snowland of Tibet."
The speech also highlighted His Holiness The Dalai Lama's competence and unbiased regard for the Tibetan people by favoring democracy and transforming the CTA into a stable and capable entity. One conspicuous way to resolve the issue of Tibet, which was recognized by the international community and even by the intellectuals in China, was the Middle Way Policy, which became the policy of the CTA under the supervision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. "Developments such as these are results of adhering with fundamental importance to the wishes of His Holiness the Dalai Lama whose practical approach to resolving the issue of Tibet is based on the reality of the current situation."
The parliament appreciated His Holinmess' conviction, as he has left no stone unturned to fight for the cause of Tibet but also it was made noteworthy that he has worked for the people of the world by promoting human values. His Holiness has also encouraged Buddhist science research, which has been found to possibly be an ingredient to a happy society. Hence, he has become a symbol of compassion and philanthropy. While promoting altruistic goals in the world Nobel Peace Prize Laureate has been able to form connections with officials around the world bringing the cause of Tibet into limelight.
Recently, the Tibetan leader was able to win the support of the US president who helped the cause. "The president, in his turn, expressed support for the middle way policy and called for the resumption of dialogue between the government of China and representatives of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in a message directed at Beijing. This was a result of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's perseverance in continued efforts to achieve the just cause of Tibet. In view of this fact, we take this opportunity to express limitless thanks and gratitude to His Holiness the Dalai Lama on behalf of all Tibetans in Tibet and in exile"
The speech also highlighted the critical environmental damage and violations that are taking place in the world in general and specifically in Tibet at the hands of China. His holiness the Dalai Lama's birthday was pronounced as a good occasion to be made aware and cautious. The occasion was also used to declare that the political turmoil and breaching of Tibetan ethics within the parliament has been resolved and the Tibetan people must be and feel united in order to keep in mind his holiness the Dalai Lama's wishes.
The jovial day was also used to express gratitude to the Indian government, "In appreciation at all times of the rendering of these help, we take the opportunity provided by this festive occasion to express our thanks and gratitude to the government and people of India and, likewise, also to the governments, political leaders, the Tibet Support Groups community, and the individual supporters across the world."
And in conclusion his holiness the Dalai Lama was given the best of wishes, "Finally, we pray that His Holiness the Dalai Lama live for a hundred aeons, that all his desires may be seen fulfilled spontaneously, and that the just cause of Tibet may be definitely achieved."
The parliament also reminded the public of the blissful time when His Holiness the Dalai Lama took birth on the 6th of July, 1935 which corresponded to the 5th day of the 5th month of the Tibetan Wood-Hog Year. His birth was marked by felicitous omens and was an outcome of the joined endeavors of the sentient beings of the snowland of Tibet combined with the prior-prayers of the Dalai Lama who is the designated deity of Tibet Chenrezig or compassion Buddha. It says this day is indeed gleeful for the Tibetans since it is the day on which their protector, guru and leader was born.