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The attack is the latest sign of anger in Tibet over a heavy-handed Chinese clampdown on the region during the 50th anniversary of the Dalai Lama's flight into exile.
The riot came after Chinese police detained Tibetan monk Tashi Sangpo, 25, on Friday in La'gyab township in the western province of Qinghai.
He was arrested for replacing the Chinese flag with a Tibetan one in the main prayer hall of his monastery on March 10, the anniversary of the uprising that led to the Dalai Lama's flight.
Trouble flared after he later disappeared from his cell and was rumoured to have plunged into a river, prompting accusations from locals that his death had been caused by the police.
i think the problem is that buddhism is strictly undebunkable.
buddhism is not about buddha.
you can also pick apart the existence of the computer that you're using at the moment. you can also dispute the existence of gravity or even the moon.
secondly, you cannot fake wisdom.
if you want to debunk buddhism you will have to prove that his ideals are false and that those same ideals were present before the reputed time of buddha's existence.
The Historical Siddhartha
The other major challenge to orthodox Vedism was founded by the son of a chief of a region called the Shakyas. This region lay among the foothills of the Himalayas in the farthest northern regions of the plains of India in Nepal. This founder, Siddhartha Gautama, the Buddha, has many legends and stories that have accreted around his life. While we can't be certain which of these stories and legends are true and which of the thousands of sayings attributed to him were actually said by him, we do know that the basic historical outlines of his life are accurate.
He was the chief's son of a tribal group, the Shakyas, so he was born a Kshatriya around 566 BC. At the age of twenty-nine, he left his family in order to lead an ascetic life. A few years later he reappears with a number of followers; he and his followers devote their lives to "The Middle Way," a lifestyle that is midway between a completely ascetic lifestyle and one that is world-devoted. At some point he gained "enlightenment" and began to preach this new philosophy in the region of Bihar and Uttar Kadesh. His teaching lasted for several decades and he perished at a very old age, somewhere in his eighties. Following his death, only a small group of followers continued in his footsteps. Calling themselves bhikkus , or "disciples," they wandered the countryside in yellow robes (in order to indicate their bhakti , or "devotion" to the master). For almost two hundred years, these followers of Buddha were a small, relatively inconsequential group among an infinite variety of Hindu sects. But when the great Mauryan emperor, Asoka, converted to Buddhism in the third century BC, the young, inconsequential religion spread like wildfire throughout India and beyond. Most significantly, the religion was carried across the Indian Ocean (a short distance, actually) to Sri Lanka. The Buddhists of Sri Lanka maintained the original form of Siddhartha's teachings, or at least, they maintained a form that was most similar to the original. While in the rest of India, and later the world, Buddhism fragmented into a million sects, the original form, called Theravada Buddhism, held its ground in Sri Lanka.
Apparently Tibetan monk Tashi Sangpo, 25 was thrown to his death in a river in Tibet after he had changed the Chinese flag, for the Tibetan flag on the 10th Anniversary of the Dalai Lama's flight from Tibet.
March 2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising, when 86,000 Tibetans were slaughtered by the occupying Chinese army and the Dalai Lama was forced to flee his homeland....
In the 50 years of China’s brutal occupation of Tibet, more than 6000 monasteries, nunneries and temples, plus their contents, have been summarily destroyed.
Freedom of speech, open press and media, free association, religious expression, political views and ideological opposition to Chinese Communism have all been outlawed, with unspeakable consequences facing those who dare defy the regime.
Open loyalty to the Dalai Lama invokes instant incarceration and torture, often death.