DARJEELING, India -- Chodak, an 83-year-old former monk, fled Tibet in the wake of a bloody Chinese invasion more than 50 years ago. Today, he spends his days trimming wool carpets at a refugee center perched above the tranquil tea plantations of this Indian hill town. The plight of Tibetan exiles like Chodak, and their Buddhist message of nonviolence, has drawn world-wide sympathy to their cause.
But Chodak's story has a twist. He's one of the last surviving guerrilla fighters who took up arms against the Chinese during a little-known chapter in Tibet's history. His life has been one of ...
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"The Dalai Lama knew everything that was going on,but he couldn't give his blessing,"says Mr Knaus,author of the 1999 book"Orphans of the Cold War: America and the Tibetan Struggle for Survival."
The Dalai Lama was unwilling to publicly support a violent ,bloody resistance that went contrary to his Buddhist belief that valued life and protected it.
I will attempt to write an article based on this info in the future.