> This reminded me. I finally found documentation for Dorje's attitude
> life and how it fits in with his (Nestorian) faith and culture generally.
> you ask most people, they will think of Tibetans as non-violent people,
> of Buddhism, et-al. Travellers reports from the nineteenth and early
> century indicated that this was not accurate and it is true that the
> Golok tribes of Eastern Eibet resisted the Chinese invasion fiercely. But
> finally found a Khampa saying that sums up their attitude towards violence
> religion. "Without killing, one can not eat. Without the temple, there
> remission of sins, Kill a person...go to temple. Om Mani Padme Hum".
> saying is evidently still being used. If, after more than a millenium,
> has tempered the Khampa so little, then I think its reasonable to assume
> Dorje would have likely held many of the same attitudes in the thirteenth
> century. They may have been more extreme. This is the first good
> have had in about three years. : )
Congratulations, Caoilte! It's great when you can take such a leap forward
with insight into your persona!