Today an NGO that was started by a young Tibetan woman and my NGO in America brought the elders over from Jampaling to have the audience. What were your thoughts on this morning?
Q: Today an NGO that was started by a young Tibetan woman and my NGO in America brought the elders over from Jampaling to have the audience. What were your thoughts on this morning?
HHK: I think it has been 50 years since the Tibetan people came to escape the occupation. Honestly, like that approximately 50 years ago they left and arrived in India when they were still fairly young. Now they have already grown old. I think that each of them here in this country wish very much for it to come that they could stay in their homeland with their comrades and family. Since it is like that and because we do not have such an opportunity, on the one had this situation has me disappointed and saddened. But that is how we are. Though it is like this, I got to speak with them. And on the other hand, now in Tibet there are also many old people like them. They most likely with complete humility stay in their homeland together with the people of their household. They probably are fully wishing for a place of refuge. In such a state, thinking they are destitute of a place of refuge…the place of many of their hopes is in India. And probably at the end of their lives it appears that they are without hope and without refuge. For them it appears that their life has to end like that. Therefore, I think that the ones who have come to India have been courageous and happy. It is like that, in any case, though both sides have many deficiencies to be worked out, most important is to continually pay attention to, and end the struggle so that our later generations do not have to stay in one generation’s wretched situation. We must try to resolve this problem soon. I think that there are clear indicators that it will be quickly resolved. Why is this? For all of us time and life do not wait. They are proceeding to the finish. Since that is the case, we can still wait. I think that time and lifespan do not matter.