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With obediance, we subjects, First Secretaries, Officials led by the Kashag in Union State: On the day of the Torgyag ceremony, during the supplementary session of the Great Prayer, the Nechung Oracle in the course of his trance, directed the people of Tibet to conduct prayers and services for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. To confirm the statement made by the Oracle, the, Kashag and the chief abbot officially approached him. The Oracle repeated his earlier statement. All the prayers and services directed by the State Oracle was then carried out and finally we, the Kashag, with the subjects approached His Holiness the Dalai Lama beseeching him to allow us to offer Him the Long Life Prayers. Then, we the subjects, pledged to rededicate ourselves with renewed vigour to our duties. To this, His Holiness replied thus: As you all know, I was selected not in the customary way of picking lots from the gold urn but my selection was foretold and divined. The regent tutor, Tatsang Hothogthu, my senior tutor Dorjechang Phurchog Rinpoche and other learned teachers taught me prayers and verses to recite and memorize; ordained me as a novice, taught me the art of debating, and initiated me to the sacred sermons and vows. When I was 18 years old and was making steady and sure progress in my religious studies, as was the custom, I was called upon to take over the burden of managing the political and spiritual affairs of my country. Though completely new to the political matters, I had to accept this responsibility imposed upon me by the fervent appeals of my people. When the English marched into Tibet in the Wood Dragon year (1905), it would have been convenient and easy to adopt a policy of friendship and make efforts to please them. But realizing the dangers and implications of
From then on the year of the Water-Monkey. While I was returning to Tibet. they are clearly recorded in the various treatises. I am now of advanced age and it is time I relinquished secular and . Consequently. as all of you are aware of the events. inspite of the hazardous and difficult journey. therefore. went to Peking. however. As it would take time to go into all the events that occurred. to completely drive out the Chinese force from Tibet. However. moreover. I myself. The high and low. my ministers and important officials of the State. all were content and welcomed this period with great joy and happiness. I appealed to the then English Government of India who brought the matter to the notice of the Chinese king. I. reverence and splendour by the Chinese Emperor and his people. I would tike to make it clear here. rich and poor. It was no problem. I. the ambans in Tibet sent false reports to the Chinese Emperor and as a result commander Lui Chan and his soldiers were ordered to march into Tibet. I need not go into details. the Chinese king refused to reply and nothing came out of it. I went to China on the basis of the teacherdisciple relationship prevalent since the time of the great Fifth Dalai Lama between the two countries.such a policy in the future. had to leave Tibet and go to the noble land of India. the Chinese capital via Mongolia. there was renewed happiness and peace reigned in Tibet. inspite of the difficult journey. There. They started interfering and even managed to take considerable political power into their hands. There I was received with much pomp. I have only spoken about the main events. and. Not long after my arrival the Chinese Emperor passed away and the country was ruled by his sons to whom I explained the situation and problem of Tibet. I am sure. As a result of our past meritorious karma and the numerous prayers and services that were conducted in Tibet. internal strife took place in China. have carried out my duties to your satisfaction. that I am not reminding you of these events for the sake of it or because I want to bring what I did to the forefront.
keeping well in mind the future which is what really matters. Maintain friendly relations with the two great powers. venerable incarnates and those who protect the Teachings shall be wiped out completely. conscript able soldiers to guard the borders and make them sufficiently strong to ward off those countries with whom we have had border disputes. Tibet). my subjects. Because of this. property confiscated and all living beings shall be destroyed. However. all have not only in words but in heart imposed upon me their hopes and aspirations. But remember I am now reaching my fifty eighth year and as you alt are aware that between me and the new reincarnation there will be a period when there will be no ruler.spiritual duties so that I can start earning merit and concentrate on religious studies. they shall be slaves of the conquerors and shall roam the land in bondage. are happening and will happen in the land which is the Centre of Buddhism (i. the venerable teachers. those who offered me their wealth and property. Therefore. where property was totally confiscated and where monasteries and religion were completely wiped out. with what little I know. The memorable rule of the Three Gardian kings of Tibet.e. All souls shall be immersed in suffering and the night shall be long and dark. I am trying my best to serve you all earnestly and honestly. The armed forces should be drilled and disciplined so as to be effective and strong to overcome those who threaten us. Monasteries shall be looted. they. China and India. the institutions of the Dalai Lama. These things have happened. Remember the fate that befell the Mongolian nation when Communists overran the country and where the Head Lama's reincarnation was forbidden. the rich and the poor. those who revers me. Therefore take measures now. the Gods whom I followed like a shadow. I can not think of giving up my responsibilities. So. if you are not able to defend yourselves now. These precautions should be taken at a time when the forces of degeneration are most prevalent and when Communism is on the spread. . the very institutions of the state and religion shall be banned and forgotten. The property of the officials shall be confiscated.
Use peaceful methods where peace is due. But the future holds darkness and misery. In my lifetime conditions will be as they are now. Without employing wrong and base methods. when there is peace and happiness. rest and labour in peace.Now. to those who work and persevere for the general good. . work. happiness and peace as it has been in the past. use force where force is necessary: work and persevere now. when you have the power. we too will have the assurance and protection given by the State Oracle to Guru Rinpoche and the lineage of the previous Dalai Lamas. so that the people may be content. In your hands. many religious services and prayers were and are being conducted. If you work earnestly and wholeheartedly. all I see is disaster in the future. I for my part shall work ceaselessly for the enhancement of the Teachings and officials of the Government. work earnestly and wholeheartedly for the general welfare. leaving aside their Government duties and watching the time pass. rise up together and work for the general good of the land. that there are no regrets later. Though they might prosper for some time. But what actually matters is your inward way of thinking and your devotion to your duties. the holders of the Teachings and my people. I have warned you of these things because of my experience and other important reasons. For those who only work for their own welfare. These things are of supreme importance and value. peaceful and quiet. lies the future of the country. purify your daily life. Outwardly. If you do. officials of the Government. the fate and Karma will take care of them. It would be too late then to regret. For my part. for prosperity. I offer them my prayers and blessings. More I cannot say or advise. Thus I have advised you: examine well what is to be done and what is to be discarded.