The ‘Red Mowlana’ and the Last Emperor of China: Part 6

June 20, 2012 in The ‘Red Mowlana’ and the Last Emperor of China | Comments (1)

 

 

From Mao-Tse Tung-er Deshe (In ‘Mao Tse-tung’s Country’ by Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhashani), pp. 48-49

 

On May 1, 1962, Pu Yi married for the second time. Mrs Pu Yi is a nurse. Pu Yi receives a salary of 100 Yuan (almost 200 Rupees) and Mrs Pu Yi receives 50 Rupees. ‘My wife is a good nurse,’ said Pu Yi, ‘so she gets a special allowance. With that allowance our monthly earnings amount to 150 Yuan. It’s enough for our needs.’

One of Pu Yi’s uncles is is now a deputy in the National People’s Congress and a member of the national political consultative conference. He is an specialist on horses and is therefore an advisor to the national people’s army. Pu Yi’s six sisters now have jobs. When they were princesses they never left the palace. But now, in Pu Yi’s words ‘respected workers, servants of the people’. The new scions of the dynasty are all studying in schools and colleges. Some of them have even joined the Communist Party and Youth League…

In the old days, Pu Yi told me, there was little love lost between members of the ruling family. Pu Yi’s uncles, brothers, sisters had to kowtow before him when he was the Emperor.

 

 

There were no sincere attachments between any of them. ‘After the Revolution even our family got back a sense of normal family feeling and personal affection.’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gautam Buddha sought to banish the afflictions and suffering of the human race by renouncing his throne and seeking enlightenment.

 

The Leshan Buddha, Sichuan

 

 

That is why the Lord Buddha (Buddha-deb) does not belong to any one country; he has elevated all of humanity. Pu Yi similarly, by reforming himself and by committing himself to the betterment of the people has ascended beyond the limits of family and has brought honour not just to his dynasty but to all of China.

Every person in China now takes pride in the name of Pu Yi.

 

 


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  1. Comment by Sunil DeepakJune 21, 2012 at 5:50 am   Reply

    Went through the whole series on Pu Yi. It is little strange feeling, as I am sitting in the hall of a mental hospital in south Italy waiting for some people, and reading about memors of chinese ex-emperor written by a Bangladeshi maulana!

    Reading Pu Yi, I am not always sure if he was saying because he thought so or he was speaking to those who were listening to him talking to the maulana. Thinking of china of those days, I can’t imagine people not spying on them and listening to their conversations.

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