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Self-immolator 8: Self-immolation postponed for the sake of Americans

01-22-2013 09:55 BJT

Editor's note: an ordinary Tibetan young man, a young lama practicing Buddhism, who nearly set himself on fire, was about to be abandoned by the instigators. What role does the "Tibet government-in-exile" play in this case? What are the lies and the truth behind the flames? From today on, the China Tibet Online will release the story of a young Buddhist, a potential self-immolator enticed by the book titled "Repentance-from Dharamsala" written by Xiaolin.

After participating in three paid hunger strikes, Gyatso drew the attention of the “Sanqu Federation, an organization which has launched many“Tibet independence”activities. And then a member of the organization started to incite Gyatso to commit self-immolation.

“You are really not an ordinary person as you have already attended three hunger strikes. There was a man before who set himself on fire, which had caused a great sensation in the world. Now, we should launch such an activity and it will be sure to catch a worldwide attention. Anyone who set himself on fire will be the immortal hero. Do you dare to commit self-immolation in front of the Chinese embassy in India? Gyatso was asked by Lhamo Ja.

In order to persuade Gyatso, Lhamo Ja also held a special meeting, calling upon many members of the “Sanqu Federation” to join in. Lhamo Ja said to Gyatso “If you really lose your life, the “Gaxag government”, the Dalai Lama and all the Tibetan people will be proud of you! There is nothing to regret if you have made up your mind as this is a glorious thing. And I will make the specific plan for you.”

At that time, Gyatso had a very bad impression on the Han people and the Chinese central government as he had been brainwashed by countless propaganda videos and books advocating“Tibet independence”written by the Dalai Lama. Plus with the instigation of Lhamo Ja in front of many people, Gyatso was agitated, so he decided to sacrifice himself for the “Tibetan cause”.

This, recalled later by Gyatso, was the way that how the “Tibet independence” members incited the unsophisticated newcomers like him. After he had boasted of committing self-immolation, he had to move ahead with no way to turn back.

A few days after the special meeting, Lhamo Ja arranged Gyatso to self immolate on March 10th, a day carefully chosen. March 10th was the so-called“Tibetan UprisingDay”, when many anti-China activities would be launched and many foreign journalists would come. The Dalai Lama would also give a speech.

Therefore, committing self-immolation on that day would have a greater influence and the “Gaxag government” would also be satisfied.

Before self-immolation, hamo Ja and other people recorded a video of Gyatso, which would be sent to and played in the United Nations.

However, Gyatso, the to be self-immolator even had no idea about what the United Nations was, and only knew it was an“organization with great power”.

In Gyoso’s memory, he was brought into an office to record a video, during recording he was required to read off a declaration, which made four requests including asking the Chinese government to release the “political prisoners”.

After finishing recording the video, Gyaso was arranged to live in a guesthouse with good living conditions for free and waited for orders.

However, on March 10, Gyaso was suddenly informed by a member of the“Federation”that the self-immolation was canceled because there were too many Indian policemen on the street, which would possibly stop the self-immolation.

Thus, self-immolation was delayed until late March, when an Indian human rights meeting was to be held. Before committing self-immolation on March 25, Gyaso had been arranged to make a field test on the very spot.

Before the spot exercise, Gyaso had no idea about the types of gasoline. Lhamo Ja had drawn up several schemes for him and explicated the specific details, such as what to wear, where to put gasoline and how to set fire. In a word, they had racked their brains for the success of the self-immolation.

Gyaso was shocked by their detailed schemes, as it seemed to him that they were not discussing self-immolation, but an ordinary thing, and what they were going to burn was not a human body, but pieces of old clothes.

But, Gyaso knew that he had embarked on a path of no turning back and it was too late to regret for he would receive retaliation if he gave up. Therefore, his worry increased as March 25 was approaching. Then he received a message that the self-immolation was delayed again as an American leader was to visit India.

Lhamo Ja said:“we decided to cancel the self-immolation as the United States had given us great support, and we should not bring any trouble to them. But I can assure you that you still have opportunity to contribute to the "Tibetan independence" cause. Please wait for my further information for a bigger plan”.

In this way, Gyaso was freed from death once again. The two failed self-immolation plans have become the exercises before he was sent to Tibet for making turmoil.

From a young monk who just wanted to learn "tsema" from a learned master, to get involved in the "Tibet independence" propaganda, then to earn money through participating in hunger strike activities to enrich his experience, to a chosen potential self-immolator, Gyaso was ignorant and had no time and consciousness to think about the deep consequences and reasons behind what had happened to him.

His simple mind and impulse had become the weakness used by the “Tibet independence” organization. Like many other Tibetan young men, Gyaso was an enthusiastic and devout boy who had not formed his own mature view of the world.

As he was born in a remote area, it was easy to transplant others’world views into him own before he could tell right and wrong. All of these had caused the tragedy of his life.

Would the “Tibet independence” organization let off Gyaso, who they had been looking for a long time after two failed schemes? Or were they brewing a greater conspiracy stealthily?

Editor:Zhang Hao |Source:

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