Should the Tibetan Government in exile ask Ogyen Trinley Dorje to step down as head of the Karma Kagyu sect and seize its assets for collaborating with China’s occupation of Tibet?
We have a precedent for it doing so.
Dare I say, is it not Tibetan tradition to do so?
I am not just referring to when the Fifth Dalai Lama forced the Tenth Karmapa into exile for collaborating with the King of Tsang against his government and seized his sect’s assets in the 17th century.
We also have the example of what happened to Mipham Chödrup
Gyamtso, the Tenth Shamarpa, who in 1788 collaborated with Britain’s proxy Nepal in its war against the government of the Eighth Dalai Lama.
Is there any question that after the death of the 16th Karmapa that Thrangu Rinpoche as defacto leader of the Karma Kagyu sect, both Shamar and Situ were in their 20’s at the time and thus neithee of them had a hand in this matter, did indeed with the Chinese Government against the 14th Dalai Lama’s collaborate witg China to recognize Ogyen Trinley Dorje as 17th Karmapa and thus establish the precedent of said government as arbiter of succession for not only the Karma Kagyu sect but all sects of Tibetan Buddhism, including that of the present Dalai Lama’s Gelug sect.
Just take a moment to get your mind around what the Karma Kagyu sect of having done.
Let us set aside for the moment that we, America, were at war with the Chinese, we had fought two bloody wars, Korea and Vietnam, against Communist China, when Thrangu Rinpoche collaborated with our enemy against us and our way of life as a free nation when he was provided the opportunity to re-establish his sect’s traditional relationship with the rulers of China which dates back to the 13th century and Karma Pakshi, the second Karmapa.
If there is a 18th Karmapa the child chosen will be China’s choice for Karmapa and enthroned by the Chinese Government at Tsurphu Monastery in occupied Tibet.
Just think about this.
If there is a 15th Dalai Lama the child chosen will be China’s choice for Dalai Lama and enthroned by the Chinese Government at the Potala in occupied Tibet too.
So much for a free Tibet.