Today, I responded to an academic assignment for a narrative evaluating a video about Yogis of Tibet. And I was moved beyond words, for how profoundly they embraced their callings.
For in these modern days, when most of us are knowingly (or unknowingly) submitting ourselves to material possessions (as demanded by our needs and desires), virtues–pillars of faith of the Yogis of Tibet–such as patience, humility, compassion, benevolence and kindness, are often neglected. What is worse, they’re even considered unreal, or impractical, and unnecessary. But in reality, those intangibles do have the power to heal and amend “wounds,” ruins and grudges, and regardless of one’s faith or religion.
This is why I really appreciate the documentary film below. As my heart goes for the Yogis and all people of Tibet for the crimes and injustices they continue to suffer from the Chinese government (as they still live in exile).
The film even raised my regards for them (and to its highest bar). For being a journalist (since ages), I learned a lot about the seemingly hell they’ve gone through with the Chinese. I wanted to help, but not even United Nations, nor the United Ststes could appeal to China. And all I could do, was to let the world know that such evil existed on earth.
Nonetheless, it was very inspiring hearing their Lamas, and the Dalai Lama still talked calmly, and with all humility about it. And those young Yogis who were angry at some point, they knew they were at fault. And they even felt guilty for not having the compassion, amid extreme cruelty of the Chinese. I couldn’t believe hearing such meekness. As frankly speaking, I don’t think I could do the same.
Moreover, I don’t understand how much more does China want just to cease and to be at peace? Isn’t the logic of communism is equality? But is China being equal and just to the people of Tibet? Is it fair for the Yogis and Tibetans to experience such cruelty, mockery and humiliations, and be deprived of their own country?
I really think those are the worst things that any government could do to anyone: To deprive one of one’s rights to live; To deprive one of one’s rights to live in one’s country; To deprive one of one’s rights to faith; To deprive one of one’s rights to be respected, and more so, if it’s a nation going through a holocaust. For what the Chinese government has taken from the people of Tibet aren’t just lives, but their hopes and dreams. But shouldn’t those rights be inherent to us all?
Well, I guess I know the answer: They’re only inherent to us, who believe that God exists in this world.
For we are all but passersby. But how we make a difference depend on the imprints we leave behind.
Thank you, and have a wonderful week!
*Please be advised that the video right below here will consume 1:16+ hours. Thank you for your patience.