HHDL the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Appeals Tibetans to Stop Self-immolation

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    His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje in exile appeals to Tibetans in China to stop self-immolation and to take more constructive measures in order to promote their enterprise.
    His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje states, "Buddhism teaches people to cherish their lives. If our lives are not well protected, we would never achieve a successful career."
    He says that the self-immolation actions of 11 Tibetans in Tibetan area in Sichuan Province, China from the beginning of this year were "courageous", and that they took such desperate actions to "fight against the unfairness and oppression in the environment they live in".
    However, he says in the statement published in an e-mail, "Although the situation is extremely difficult, we still need great courage and determination."
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    His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje says, "Every report on the self-immolation of Tibetans tortures me. Buddhism tells people that life is precious. We have to protect our lives in order to achieve meaningful success."
    He says, "The population of Tibetans is relatively small. Therefore, the life of every Tibetan people is very valuable for Tibetan enterprise."
    China accuses Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader in exile, of "stirring up self-immolation" and "splitting the motherland".
    His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje ran to India at the end of 1990. He appeals to Chinese government to "pay attention to the legitimate concern of Tibetans and make meaningful dialogue", rather than take repressive policy.
     
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    His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje?

    This from The Onion, right?
     

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