Gross, Ernest A.
October 1961
Foreign Affairs;Oct61, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p136
The article reports on the future plans of the people of Tibet. There has been attempts by Tibetan leaders to avoid international pitfalls which they foresaw. The Thirteenth Dalai Lama, high priest of Lamaism, referring to the ills which had befallen their co-religionists in Mongolia, warned the Tibetans it "may happen that here, in the center of Tibet, the religion and the secular administration may be attacked both from the outside and from the inside." He states that all civil and military matters should be organized with knowledge; act in harmony; high officials, low officials, and peasants must all act in harmony to bring happiness to Tibet. The Thirteenth Dalai Lama left a society whose happiness was not so much marred by its forbidding isolation as by social injustice and political fragmentation. Tibetans were driven by sectional and tribal loyalties into semi-autonomous political regions. Religious-secular dichotomy split Tibet into two realms of power. A chaotic political system tempts the foreign aggressor. Tibet sat uneasy amid the expansionist ambitions of her neighbors.


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