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From: China Tibet Online 2011-07-12 09:13:00
by: Mirenda Wu
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Pipe dream-see through 'chief Kalon's' illusion

Losang Sumgon, newly elected "chief Kalon" of "the Tibetan government-in-exile", has been spending bittersweet days since his success in the election. Obviously, the principalship Losang managed to procure, might please him, but the bleak prospect of the "government-in-exile" which has been rubbed through with the "big name" of the Dalai Lama is a big headache for him. 

Unlike the Dalai Lama, Losang Sumgon has only a limited acquaintance with Buddhism, as a result, the mix of happiness and fear has been preying on him as time goes on, and has eventually evolved into serious delusion.

How childish Losang Sumgon is by imaging that he could one day take the place of the Dalai Lama and become qualified to negotiate with the Chinese Central Government. To him, it is a "negotiation between two countries".

Now, let's see through the whys: First of all, he was unaware of the fact that no one has ever recognized the legitimacy of the so-called "Tibetan government-in-exile". Secondly, he turned a blind eye to the China's consistent stand on Tibet issues, indulging in his pipe dream instead.

I believed Losang Sumgong would one day come to realize that everything is merely an illusion-"flowers in a mirror", as a Chinese saying goes. In fact, were he chew the cud, he would have found himself on the verge of extremity by discovering the fact-at least, the Dalai Lama's ambivalence towards him.

"I will always play as a spiritual leader in my lifetime, keeping out of politics like the deceased four generations of the Dalai Lamas," said the Dalai Lama in June at an interview in Australia.

At the same time, Losang Gyaltsen, the Dalai Lama's special envoy to Europe, put forward a contrary statement in his article:" We publicly admit that it is His Holiness Dalai Lama who governs our government", and "All Tibetan people will forever regard His Holiness as the real representative, and his administration center, the legal government."

It couldn't be clearer that Losang Sumgong is merely a chessman of the Dalai Lama, who had better not think otherwise and behave properly.

The scheme of the Dalai Lama is not so much what it is as how it looks like. While repeatedly putting forward that he would "resign from his political position," his followers refused to change, so how could Losang Sumgong go away from depression and sadness?

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