hear today tibetans in Nepal are treated badly by the Nepal government. I am asking where is the support from people who are racially, culturally and linguistically cousins of tibetan people? I am talking about Sherpas, Tamangs, Holmos etc who are brothers and sisters of tibetan people by blood and culture. We were one family during the reign of our emperors when Tibet was powerful. We have the same root. Why do tamangs, sherpas, newars etc feel closer to others in Nepal rather than tibetan? I like to know.
You have raised a wonderful topic that could be opened up for a healthy discussion amongst the people of the Himalayan origins, included the Tibetans. However, such an important issue may not have any meaning and yield no fruit chit-chatting on individual level and/or blogs and for that matter on a Sherpa community website. One Wangden-La asked a question, 3 to 4 Sherpas may share their views, and then business continues as usual for Tibetan movement.
Your assertion “Tibetans in Nepal are treated badly by the Nepal government” is vague and unappreciative protocol for everything Nepal has done for the Tibetans in general. Yes, the Nepalis governments is discouraging and preventing Tibetans in conducting anti-China political activities in Nepal. Such action by the government of Nepal is alternatively a necessary political decision under currant neighboring boarder diplomacy. So, the bigger question is how are Tibetans plan to earn political support from us to encourage our government to relax and see nothing and do nothing pertaining to Tibetan anti -China political activities in Nepal? Don’t you think it is more of a responsibility of “Tibetan officials” and community leaders to garner support for Tibetan cause from us?
You are inquiring “where is the support from people who are racially, culturally and linguistically cousins of tibetan people? Sherpas, Tamangs, Holmos etc”. Let’s make it clearer. I assume that you are referring to support for Tibetan movement and/or for Anti-China activities in Nepal. In Nepali we have a saying “TiirKhaLe Khola Dautsa, KhoLaLe TiirKha DauDaina”.
“Why do tamangs, sherpas, newars etc feel closer to others in Nepal rather than tibetan? I like to know.” Truthfully, the answers are: Our motherland is Nepal, and we are always Nepali first. Nepali unity is our common concerns and Nepali priorities are our common interest. For your information, for the people of Himalayan Origins in Nepal Hiss Holiness Dalai Lama (Tenzing Gyatso) is the supreme spiritual leader in our heart and will remain so for ever for being the greatest humanitarian spiritual teacher that Hiss Holiness is. Even the people of Aryan descendants in Nepal regard Hiss Holiness Dalai Lama (Tenzing Gyatso) the commanding holy messenger of Lord Sidhartha Gautama Buddha.
I hope this is helpful to you to recognize the reality.
Tsewang Sherpalama, NY