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New Thanks for the typos - and . . .
. . I don't think politics is involved in the Tibetan vs Chinese Buddhism thing, the people giving these opinions are not Chinese or Tibetans. This argument has been going on among students of religion forever. The majority opinion is they are different enough to be separate forms, even though Chinese Buddhism probably was introduced from Tibet.

Of course, since the opinions we are likely to see are from non-Chinese, if there was political bias, it would be toward separate forms.

If the opinions were official Chinese, it would be to discourage any religion.
New "... to discourage any religion ..."
After first claiming that no, Chinese Buddhism did not come from Tibet, they copied it from us, and stop it anyway.

     Things that come to you are not always what you expect. - (Andrew Grygus) - (6)
         Cool, so you'll summarize it on a short webpage for us when you're done? -NT - (drook) - (5)
             Not quite so short Web page now available. - (Andrew Grygus) - (4)
                 succint and hit the high spots, thank you -NT - (boxley)
                 How much - if any - does secular politics enter into this? - (drook) - (2)
                     Thanks for the typos - and . . . - (Andrew Grygus) - (1)
                         "... to discourage any religion ..." - (drook)

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