Thuk Je Che Tibet

 

The Tibet



Tibet is the center of Asia, with an area of ​​2.5 million square kilometers. The highest mountains of the earth, a vast arid plateau and great river valleys make up the physical homeland of six million Tibetans. It has an average elevation of 13,000 feet (about 4 million meters) above sea level. 

Tibet is comprised of the three provinces of Amdo (now split by China into the provinces of Qinghai, Gansu and Sichuan), Kham (largely incorporated into the Chinese provinces of Sichuan, Qinghai Yunnanand) and U-Tsang (which, together with Western Kham is the territory that China calls the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). 

The Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) comprises less than half of historic Tibet and was created by China in 1965 for administrative reasons. It is important to note that when Chinese officials and publications use the term "Tibet" refers only to the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR). 

Tibetans, however, the term used to refer to Tibet three provinces described above, ie the area traditionally known as the invasion Tibet before 1949-50.


Since China invaded the independent territory of Tibet in 1950, the injustices of human rights in this part of Asia have been increased steadily.

Unjustified imprisonment, torture, women sterilizations, killings and abuses disproportionate to the environment has been, and is, the general tone of everyday life of the Tibetan people.

 

But we are here to say ENOUGH!

 

Currently there are near of 1.100 political prisoners in Tibet, including  the Panchen Lama. According to Amnesty International, many of those political prisoners (including a lot of conscience prisoners), were jailed without charge or trial. This practice reflects the known by the Chinese "Xian pan hou shen" (First the verdict, then the trial). Contrasted stories indicate that the prisoners have been systematically interrogated, beaten and mistreated and tortured in the cruelest forms. 

At the moment the only solution that has the Tibetan population as a form of protest is through self-immolation. 

Already more than 130 people (mostly monks) have had to resort to this dreadful act of protest.  

The Tibetan culture now is better preserved “outside” that “inside” of Tibet. According to a report of the International Committee of Jurists, inside Tibet the Chinese government is committing a cultural and human genocide in mass in the most flagrant violation of human rights.


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Tibetan National Anthem (Gyallu)

Tibetan

Tibetan Transcription

English

སྲིད་ཞིའི་ཕན་བདེའི་འདོད་རྒུ་འབྱུང་བའི་གཏེར།  

ཐུབ་བསྟན་བསམ་འཕེལ་ནོར་བུའི་འོད་སྣང་འབར།  

བསྟན་འགྲོའི་ནོར་འཛིན་རྒྱ་ཆེར་སྐྱོང་བའི་མགོན།  

འཕྲིན་ལས་ཀྱི་རོལ་མཚོ་རྒྱས།  

རྡོ་རྗེའི་ཁམས་སུ་བརྟན་པས་ཕྱོགས་ཀུན་བྱམས་བརྩེས་སྐྱོང།  

གནམ་བསྐོས་དགའ་བ་བརྒྱ་ལྡན་དབུ་འཕང་དགུང་ལ་རེག  

ཕུན་ཚོགས་སྡེ་བཞིའི་མངའ་ཐང་རྒྱས།  

བོད་ལྗོངས་ཆོལ་ཁ་གསུམ་གྱི་ཁྱོན་

ལ་བདེ་སྐྱིད་རྫོགས་ལྡན་གསར་པས་ཁྱབ།  

ཆོས་སྲིད་ཀྱི་དཔལ་ཡོན་དར།  

ཐུབ་བསྟན་ཕྱོགས་བཅུར་རྒྱས་པས་འཛམ་གླིང་ཡངས་པའི་སྐྱེ་རྒུ་ཞི་བདེའི་དཔལ་ལ་སྦྱོར།  

བོད་ལྗོངས་བསྟན་འགྲོའི་དགེ་མཚན་ཉི་འོད་ཀྱིས།  

བཀྲ་ཤིས་འོད་སྣང་འབུམ་དུ་འཕྲོ་བའི་གཟིས།  

ནག་ཕྱོགས་མུན་པའི་གཡུལ་ལས་རྒྱལ་གྱུར་ཅིག།

Si Zhi Phen De Dö Gu Jungwae Ter  

Thubten Samphel Norbue Onang Bar.  

Tendroe Nordzin Gyache Kyongwae                                                           Gön,  

Trinley Kyi Rol Tsö Gye,  

Dorje Khamsu Ten Pey,  

Chogkün Jham Tse Kyong,  

Namkö Gawa Gyaden,

ü-Phang Gung la Regh 
Phutsong Dezhii Nga-Thang Gye  

Bhod Jong Chul Kha,  

Sum Gyi Khyön La  

Dekyi Dzogden Sarpe Khyap.  

Chösi Kyi Pel Yon Dhar  

Thubten Chog Chur Gyepe  

Dzamling Yangpae Kyegu  

Zhidae Pel La Jör.  

Bhöd Jong Tendrö Getzen Nyi-ö-Kyi  

Trashi O-Nang Bumdutrowae Zi,  

Nag Chog Munpae Yul Ley,  

Gyal Gyur Chig.  

Let the radiant light shine of Buddha's wish-fulfilling gem teachings, the treasure chest of all hopes for happiness and benefit in both secular life and liberation.

O Protectors who hold the jewel of the teachings and all beings, nourishing them greatly, may the sum of your karmas grow full.

Firmly enduring in a diamond-hard state, guard all directions with Compassion and love.

Above our heads may divinely appointed rule abide endowed with a hundred benefits and let the power increase of fourfold auspiciousness, May a new golden age of happiness and bliss spread throughout the three provinces of Tibet and the glory expand of religious-secular rule.

By the spread of Buddha's teachings in the ten directions, may everyone throughout the world enjoy the glories of happiness and peace. In the battle against negative forces may the auspicious sunshine of the teachings and beings of Tibet and the brilliance of a myriad radiant prosperities be ever triumphant.

Tibetan National Anthem (Video)