“If there were something civilized in man, every nation would have stood against the invasion of Tibet by China. It is the invasion of matter against consciousness. It is the invasion of materialism against spiritual heights.”

Unfortunately, Tibet has fallen into darkness. Its monasteries have been closed down, its seekers of truth have been forced to work in labour camps. The only country in the world which was working – a one-pointed genius – all its intelligence in search of one’s own interior and its treasures, has been stopped by the communist invasion of Tibet. And it is such an ugly world that nobody has objected to it. On the contrary, because China is big and powerful, even countries which are more powerful than China can ever be, like America, have accepted that Tibet belongs to China.

Nowhere has such concentrated effort been made to discover man’s being. Every family in Tibet used to give their eldest son to some monastery where he was to meditate and grow closer to awakening. It was a joy to every family that at least one of them was wholeheartedly, 24 hours a day, working on the inner being. They were also working, but they could not give their whole time; they had to create food and clothes and shelter, and in Tibet, it is a difficult matter. The climate is not very helpful; to live in Tibet is a tremendous trouble. But still every family used to give their first-born child to the monastery.

There were hundreds of monasteries… and these monasteries should not be compared with any Catholic monasteries. These monasteries have no comparison in the whole world. These monasteries were concerned with only one thing – to make you aware of yourself.

Thousands of devices have been created down the centuries so that your lotus can blossom and you can find your ultimate treasure, the Diamond, the Being. These are just symbolic words, but the destruction of Tibet should be known in history; particularly as man becomes a little more aware and humanity a little more humane…

This is the greatest calamity of the twentieth century, that Tibet has fallen into the hands of materialists who don’t believe that you have anything inside you. They believe that you are only matter and your consciousness is only a by-product of matter. And all this is simply without any experience of the inner – just logical, rational philosophizing.

Not a single communist in the world has meditated, but it is strange – they all deny the inner world. Nobody thinks about how the outer can exist if there is no inner. They exist together, they are inseparable. And the outer is only a protection of the inner, because the inner is very delicate and soft. But the outer is accepted and the inner is denied. And even if sometimes it is accepted, the world is dominated by such dirty politicians that they use even the inner experiences for ugly ends. If humanity were a little more aware, Tibet should be made free, because it is the only country which has devoted almost 2,000 years to doing nothing but going deeper into meditation. And it can teach the world something which is immensely needed.