manas wrote: Zom wrote:
I was watching the following video and wonder why Dhamma did not protect Tibetan people.
Because in Tibet there is no true Dhamma, but mainly the false one.
wow you must have been around at the time of the Buddha then, to be able to so boldly proclaim which Dhamma is true, and which is false.
The events in Tibet are recent history, one need not be 2600 years old to talk about them. The Tibetean Buddhism is a mutated type of Buddhism found in many countries these days: it is more like modern Hinduism in that it is mostly about ceremonies and keeping external appearances of 'spirtuality' with little emphasis on beneficial meditative practices like Anapanasati. Buddha's teaching were opposite of this, so it is not a stretch to say that most Tibeteans did not practice true Dhamma.
Having said that, we cannot say with certainty that the same misfortune would not have befallen on Tibetean populace had they been a society of intense meditators, living life in accordance with Dhamma. While there are a few passage in Suttas where Buddha guides rulers on good governance and how to ensure protection of their kingdom (and its people), the overwhelming bulk of his teaching concerns the individual
, and how to guide him or her towards the end of suffering.
Buddha's teachings are not about ensuring perpetual prosperity and protection of countries as a whole. When Buddha said that all conditioned things are subject to decay, he did not make any
exemptions. Not for his teaching, not the sangha and certainly not the societies in which his teachings are practiced. Standing on this side of history we can see how Buddha's teachings were almost wiped out from the planet in these past 2600 years and just how much the political map of the world has changed in the past few centuries. Why should Tibet and its pop-Buddhism be any exemption.