Our struggle is--isn't it?--to achieve and retain faith on a lower level. to believe that there is a listener at all. for as the situation grows more and more desperate, the grisly fears intrude. are we only talking to ourselves in an empty universe? the silence is often so emphatic. and we have prayed so much already
During the first few minutes in lift-off, the astronauts were strictly controlled and were powerfully buffeted by the forces of nature struggling to keep them on earth. this is somewhat comparable to the pull of the flesh when our alarm goes off early in the morning. unless we put "mind over mattress" and carry out the resolves made the night before, we will experience our first defeat that day. not sufficient to finish. mission aborted.
Then another thing, now this is mainly for our interest about tibet, our struggle. Whole struggle depend on within person. For dangerous. Foolish! Not for this only institution or even not only for buddhist dogma, but before national sort of right, our right. So therefore this struggle must carried by people themselves.
For tibetans, the real strength of our struggle is truth - not size, money, or expertise. China is much bigger, richer, more powerful militarily, and has much better skill in diplomacy. They outdo us in every field. But they have no justice. We have placed our whole faith in truth and in justice. We have nothing else, in principle and in practice.