Tibetan Diaspora - Thomas L. Kelly
Buddhist fresco, Phuntsoling Monastery, Central Tibet. 

Student: What caused the war between the Chinese and the Buddhists?
Trungpa Rinpoche: Well, the Communists donÕt like meditation practice. They think it is a waste of time. They think that people should be working all the time. Meditation produces too much personal strength. The communists want to produce  group strength, not personal strength. They do not believe in the basic goodness of the group. ThatÕs why it is called communism; thatÕs it a nutshell.

Buddhist fresco, Phuntsoling Monastery, Central Tibet.

Student: What caused the war between the Chinese and the Buddhists?
Trungpa Rinpoche: Well, the Communists donÕt like meditation practice. They think it is a waste of time. They think that people should be working all the time. Meditation produces too much personal strength. The communists want to produce group strength, not personal strength. They do not believe in the basic goodness of the group. ThatÕs why it is called communism; thatÕs it a nutshell.

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