Since April 14, 2016 Ogyen Trinley Dorje has been doing his utmost to bully Rinpoche into returning to his life as a monk of his Karma Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhism.
Salut mes amis !
I submit for your consideration the following quotes from an article I found interesting, China Sucks at Basketball: What Does That Tell Us? from the China Law Blog, as it pertains to Ogyen Trinley Dorje bullying of Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche.
“China is never going to get its act together in football and for the same reasons, it’s never going to get its act together in the big picture either. They play football like they do everything else. Selfishly and by rote. That works fine for factory work, but when it comes to innovation, it’s worthless.”
“Solving the riddle of why Chinese football is so awful becomes, then, a subversive inquiry. It involves unravelling much of what might be wrong with China and its politics. Every Chinese citizen who cares about football participates in this subversion, each with some theory—blaming the schools, the scarcity of pitches, the state’s emphasis on individual over team sport, its ruthless treatment of athletes, the one-child policy, bribery and the corrosive influence of gambling. Most lead back to the same conclusion: the root cause is the system.
So whatever ails Chinese football, it is not a lack of passion from the country’s leaders. If anything, the opposite may be the problem. China’s Party-controlled, top-down approach to sport has yielded some magnificent results in individual sports, helping China win more Olympic gold medals in Beijing in 2008 than any other country. But this ‘Soviet model’ has proven catastrophically unsuitable for assembling a team of 11 football players, much less a nation of them.”
Le problème avec Orgyen Trinley Dorje !
“The dog eat dog nature of the Chinese education system is unbelievable. From a young age, kids must go from the ‘right’ elementary school to the ‘right’ junior high to the ‘right’ high school if they have a prayer of getting into the ‘right’ college. The concept of ‘playtime’ doesn’t exist for most kids, they get out of school (later than in most places in the world) and then go home to study or to an after school program. They don’t have time to kick a ball around and their parents would be unhappy if they caught them using their time in such a frivolous manner. There are no grass roots weekend youth soccer programs like you find in the US, but even in the few that do exist, expat kids are in the majority. Among some in the middle/upper class in China, who’ve been educated and/or spent a lot of time abroad, there is a growing looseness and allowing their kids more time to be kids, but they often will only choose a single activity and those tend to be something along the lines of golf or hockey, a more ‘exotic’ sport that makes their kid unique among his peers. The large size of China’s population, the reason why so many people think it should be so easy to find 11 decent soccer players, also hurts it, with so many young people competing for a finite number of university spots, an hour or two kicking a ball around is seen as a waste of time.
The sports China excels in, ping pong, badminton, diving, weightlifting, etc., are all sports that are focused on a repetitive motion.
Practicing the same motions 1,000 times a day, day in day out will perfect your skills and lead to success. Soccer doesn’t work that way, it isn’t possible to “teach” the game in the same way. Players need to be creative, anticipating not only what the opponent will do but what their teammates will do, and everyone needs to work together as a team, not just 11 individuals. In China, more often than not, the team’s play a rigid form of soccer, lacking the creativity and the flair you see elsewhere in the world, and when players display that flair, it often fails because teammates don’t expect it. Young Chinese talent needs to go overseas to train and play against other people, to build up that mental database of different ways to play and different systems.”
Ça te dit ?
It sounds familiar I think.
As far as Ogyen Trinley Dorje is concerned we can say without fear of contradiction that you can take a Tibetan out of China but you can’t take the China out our Karmapa.
No wonder His Holiness is such a bully.