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We have the whole world under consideration.
By the way, Bill, you didn’t translate the first sentences of the Dalai Lama: “Later we were somehow separeted by life. He stood away from politics and engaged mainly in spiritual matters. For us, the struggle etc.”
When Shamarpa was asked about politics after the death of the 16th Karmapa:
Q : So I get the impression, Rinpoche, that you are not interested in expressing yourself on politics or on the issue of Tibetan independence.
A: This is a matter of religious commitment (dam-tshing), We should consider the universe as one, and not divide it according to our attachments: “This is my country … this is not my country.” Naturally, we think about Tibet, as we think about other countries that have the same problem. Our concern is the natural rights of Tibetans, as of all peoples. We have the whole world under consideration. Tatz, Mark: Interview with Shamar Rinpoche, Tibetan Review, Jan. 1982
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