So here is a short information about Tibetan culture and phrase, eat my tongue. Perhaps it shows how we tend to judge situations based on our education or social experience.
More importantly, this saga of the Dalai Lama also demonstrated how many conflicts arose in our world because of such differences.
Could the world also be in conflict due to such misunderstanding amongst men and women of power?
It may be good for all of us to put down our prejudice and learn how to ask, “what do you mean?” Or “why did you said that?”
Yes there is something like that in other cultures too. Haha if they think this is bad, Ancient Persians used to eat their dead to make sure their souls passed on!