This is a very shameful example for a Buddhist monk holding the position of a high lama, a supposedly holy being. In their teachings the Fifth and Thirteenth Dalai Lamas talked about compassion, but they behaved like dictators creating so many problems for their society. This is true also of the present Dalai Lama. Despite this hypocrisy, many people because of their extreme religious view and blind faith still believe that these lamas are holy beings.
In Tibetan society, anyone who has views and intentions that are different from those of the Dalai Lama is immediately accused of not being Tibetan; they are criticised, threatened and ostracised. This happened in the past and is happening to Dorje Shugden practitioners today.
From this alone we can see that this Lama Policy continues to have a devastating effect on society. This problem cannot be solved unless the lama himself changes his own attitude. The nature of Lama Policy is deceptive; its function is only to mislead people and to use religion for political aims.
It is like a rainbow, which from a distance looks beautiful but upon closer examination is seen to be completely empty and hollow. The false Dalai Lama is clearly breaking the law by inflicting such blatant religious persecution. Making this difficult situation worse for the expelled monks is the message now being issued by his representatives to the Tibetan community, that anyone who helps Dorje Shugden practitioners will receive similar punishment.
Becoming aware of the international public horror at these recent violations, which clearly stem from the single-minded policy of the Dalai Lama alone, the Tibetan Prime Minister and other offi- cials within the exile Tibetan government then started a campaign to distance the Dalai Lama from this referendum, and from the resulting inhumane victimisation of a whole section of the Tibetan community.
Such official deception, hypocrisy and duplicity is truly astounding. One only needs to hear the speeches of the Dalai Lama and to witness current events within the Tibetan community to under- stand the truth. It should be clear to the international public, and to world leaders, governments and other organisations that it is the false Dalai Lama himself and no one else who solely initiated and who solely maintains the prevalent discrimination, persecution and intolerance within Tibetan society today.
The Dalai Lama has given two reasons for banning the practice of Dorje Shugden. He claims that Shugden practice shortens his lifespan, and harms Tibetan independence, but this is all complete nonsense. He has never produced one valid piece of evidence to prove his claims. Until now the only evidence he has given has been recollections of his own dreams.
It is utter nonsense and would be thrown out of any court of law. The Dalai Lama has somehow been very fortunate in his decep- tion and repressive behaviour. Even now, because he has inherited a high reputation and title from his predecessors, many people still believe what he says without checking its validity. He has never earned this title through his own personal qualities or actions. This is clear from the way in which he has misused his position in this modern world.
He is cynically abusing the faith that people have in him. And what benefits have been achieved from these actions? Lamas and senior monks from Sera-Jey and Sera-Mey monasteries have attended this temple. By command of the Tibetan exile government, a small new temple of the Nechung spirit is erected in the courtyard of the monastery, and similarly in all Tibetan settlements.
When the Dalai Lama is told that the statue is too large to get through the door, he replies that the statue should be broken into pieces. Guru Deva donates his house in Drepung Gomang Monastery to the monastery itself. The abbot of the monastery manages to persuade a Tibetan mob not to destroy the house. Under increasing pressure from Tibetans in Nepal, Guru Deva is forced to return to Mongolia, where he remained isolated from the Tibetan community until his death in at the age of In the past, he had made very generous offerings and donations to the Dalai Lama, the two tutors and the great monasteries of Sera, Drepung and Ganden at a time when the Tibetan exile com- munity was experiencing serious shortages of everything.
Dharamsala is the town in northern India where the Dalai Lama lives and where the Tibetan exile gov- ernment is based. Therefore unless 1 remind you once again, there are ones who pretend they have not heard it. It will be good if you comply [with what we are saying] without our having to resort to this last step.
It will be the last resort if [we] have to knock on doors. It will be good if [they] can heed without having to resort to this last step. Whether it be a monastery, or the residence of eminent spiritual masters, or private individuals themselves, it will be a different matter if they do not have the interest of the Tibetan cause [in their heart]. If you consider the cause of Tibet, if you agree to the leadership of the Dalai Lama, if you support my part in the [exile] government, your stand should not be otherwise [on this point].
Based on them, the 13th Dalai Lama issued a ban. Many things that remained anonymous during his lifetime, on the part of government ministers as well as the common public, started thrashing about after his death. Gyalchen [Dorje Shugden] is one of them. I have come to be counted amongst the line of the 5th Dalai Lama. I feel a definite karmic connection with my predecessor. It is my mandate to complete what was in practice during [the time of] the 5th Dalai Lama and my predecessor. This is my responsibility. Although these exorcisms cannot be relied upon, I had strange dreams [since then].
That being the fact 1 have said it is impermissible to have worshippers of Dolgyal in this audience. If acrimony between deities results in disharmony between humans it will be spiritual ruination This will affect the life span of the spiritual master also.
If there are any people unknown to me who have crept into this audi- ence who are nevertheless worshippers of Shugden, it is better for you not to stay among us. If you refuse, not only will it not benefit yourself but in the worst case may even become the cause of shortening the life of the Dalai Lama. If you wish for the speedy death of the Dalai Lama, then I have no objec- tion. If there is anyone who wishes to continue worshipping Gyalchen, it is better that they stand up and leave.
If there are no such people, it is alright. Likewise, in the monastic colleges the majority are beyond criticism; I also see that there are some who remain firm. If you can think by yourselves it is good; as mentioned I will carry through to completion the work I have begun. I will not back off because of a few disgruntled individuals. Banning this is also the conclusion reached by His Holiness after years of observation.
There is also a rift between Shugden and the two principal deities of the government as well as with Dharmaraja. Moreover, this is a cause for instability within the Gelugpa tradition. In certain cases, far from heeding this address, individuals have actually urged His Holiness to desist from raising this issue since, according to them, this is causing more harm than good in Tibetan communities.
This indicates that he does not wish to speak about this anymore since no one is paying any attention. Danger to health does not exclusively mean armed attack. This type is extremely rare in Tibetan society. This would be a more apt interpretation. In addition, ensure total implemen- tation of this decree by each and everyone. Keep the original and send us a copy of the list. Please share this responsibility and submit a clear report on the implementation of this circular. During this talk, the Dalai Lama is reported as saying that there may be one or two persons willing to give up their life for him, thus emphasising the deter- mination with which he intends to enforce the ban.
Although this remark was later removed from the official record of the talk, it is believed that the full talk was videoed by a Japanese film crew that was present. All government employees are ordered to sign a declaration to the effect that they do not and will never practise Dorje Shugden. If there is anyone who worships, they should repent the past and stop worshipping. They must submit a declaration that they will not worship in the future. Drepung Loseling Monastery distributes a prepared form, saying that anyone who does not sign it will be expelled from the monastery imme- diately.
Many monks, including Dragpa Rinpoche, move away to a nearby Indian town rather than give their signature. That night, on behalf of some frightened Tibetans at Golathala Tibetan settlement near Bylakuppe, a large statue of Dorje Shugden together with smaller images and pictures of Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche are driven through the night to the Dorje Shugden Temple in Ganden Shartse Monastery, for safe keeping. In Bylakuppe, a search party looking for other Shugden images is told by an attendant of the young Lama Dakyab Rinpoche that he has thrown one statue into the lake near Tibetan Setdement No 2.
It is reported that many other Shugden statues were thrown into the lake at this time. That evening, the windows of the house of Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche, a prominent devotee of Dorje Shugden, are smashed, and an atmosphere of intimidation pervades the monastery. The abbot orders a declaration to give up the worship of Shugden to be signed. Later, two monks from Ngari Khangtsen part of Drepung Gomang Monastery arrive weeping at the Dorje Shugden Temple at Ganden Shartse Monastery, explaining that although they do not want to give up their religious belief, they have no choice but to sign this declaration or face immediate expulsion from their monastery.
One of these monks leaves his monastery the next day. The meeting resolves not to curtail the religious freedom to practise Shugden. Late April, Zungchu Rinpoche collects signatures agreeing to the ban from Ganden Shartse schoolchildren. When an 1 1 -year-old monk asks what the signed form is for, Zungchu replies that it is a form to find western sponsors for the schoolchildren.
There is fighting between monks from Ganden and Drepung monas- teries. At Ganden Jangtse Monastery, a monk is beaten by supporters of the ban and has to be taken to hospital; and windows of the houses of prominent Shugden practitioners are smashed. They submit their first appeal to the Private Secretary of the Dalai Lama. The petitions are all rejected.
Since then a number of other petitions and letters have been sent to the Dalai Lama, and requests for audiences have been made on several occasions. They have also all been rejected. House-to-house searches start, and statues, paintings and other holy objects are burned or desecrated. The Tibetan exile government in Dharamsala makes the baseless allegation that Kundeling Rinpoche is a Chinese spy, and a warrant for his arrest is issued. He has to leave the country temporarily because of threats made to his life.
Documents including Tibetan government decrees relating to the ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden are mailed by the Society to about 75 human rights groups around the world, as well as to Tibet support and cultural groups. The ban emphasises that: Anyone in our Tibetan society can engage in the religious practices of Islam, Christianity, Buddhism or Bon.
However, once having entered a particular religious faith, [one has to] conform to the standard practices pertaining to that religious faith; it is not proper, however, for Buddhist monks to enter and practise [Buddhism] in mosques in the name of freedom of religion. This being the case, this [ban] is imposed without infringing upon religious freedom.
In particular, since we are a dual-system nation, we have to proceed in accordance with this religio-political structure [of our nation]; it is not proper to engage in whims in the name of religious freedom. We do our best against Geshe Kelsang, some geshes and Westerners. You must reply to letters and books written by them. This is the only best way to solve the Tibet issue. Kundeling, is stabbed and badly wounded at his house. At a meeting in Dharamsala a few days before this, he had mentioned his concern about the course of this new policy of the exile government.
July A Tibetan Democratic draft constitution for a future free Tibet is amended to read that no judge or juror can be an adherent of Dorje Shugden. Elaborate security measures are taken and searches are made, but it is shown to be a false prophecy and a false alarm. No one from the Dorje Shugden Society is present. And on July 9th there will be the actual empowerment. However, those who worship Dolgyal [Shugden] are not allowed to attend this empowerment.
By order of the Private Office of H. He advises them not to use pressure or violent language when persuading Tibetans in the Delhi area to give up the practice of Dorje Shugden, but to ask them to choose between Dorje Shugden and the Dalai Lama. As a result, these monks are expelled from their college. An extract from his talk reads: This is necessary since it poses danger to the religious and temporal situation in Tibet. As for foreigners, it makes no difference if they walk with their feet up and their head down.
We have taught Dharma to them, not they to us. Hereafter also, continue this policy in a clever way. We should do it in such a way to ensure that in future generations not even the name Dolgyal is remembered. I was also a worshipper of the Deity [Dorje Shugden], Then about 20 years ago I found through my own investigation, not suitable.
So therefore, you see I also started some restriction. Then, begin- ning of this year, once more I repeated this. This time our exile parliament and many big monasteries made some effort. That is why a few individuals here and there complain. Helpless against abuse by so many people, she is forced to sell her home, kitchen, and small vegetable garden for a fraction of their value, and takes shelter in Tibetan Camp No 1 in Mundgod, Karnataka State. One of the four qualifi- cations required is: The candidate should not be a worshipper of Dolgyal.
Samdhong Tulku, Speaker of the Tibetan National Assembly, gives a speech to monks gathered in the assembly hall of Sera Lachi, saying during the speech: Dorje Shugden and Nechung [state protector] are both Bodhisattvas who have reached high grounds. As for the reincarnations of Trijang and Zong Rinpoche, if they do not stop practising Dolgyal and continue to contradict the words of H. This is our first warning. All Tibetans, listen to the advice of the Dalai Lama and rely on pure protectors.
This is the Tibetan cause. The abbots request an audi- ence with the Dalai Lama to discuss the issue. The audience is denied, like all such previous requests by the Dorje Shugden Society. Losang Thubten is attacked and set on fire, with his daughter and another relative deliberately locked inside. Fortunately they all survive. In an audio tape published earlier by the Dorje Shugden Society Mr. Thubten had given a number of historical accounts showing blatant injustice in the actions of the Tibetan exile government. In the hope of more conciliatory speech by the Dalai Lama, Dorje Shugden practitioners call off a proposed peace march.
This cancel- lation is publicised in the local newspaper, and the organisers also personally call the Deputy Commissioner and Superintendent of Police of Karwar to assure the authorities of this goodwill gesture. The Dorje Shugden Society in Delhi sends a delegation to request an audience with the Dalai Lama in the hope of reconciliation during this visit. Lobsang jinpa, tells the delegates that there is no point in the delegates seeing the Dalai Lama if they do not want to give up their practice of Dorje Shugden.
On November 20th there is a monastic debate examination. Members of both Ganden Shartse and Jangtse monasteries approxi- mately 2, monks participate. The programme begins at 2 p. Excerpts from this talk include the following: In the future, however, if this monastery continues to practise Dorje Shugden and build images of this Deity, then I must decline to visit Shartse. In that case they should not invite me, nor will 1 come even if invited.
This will never be the case. If you take a hard stand, I will tighten this ban still further. You must not say one thing and do another. The elder monks should change their mind, and guide the junior monks. The Chief Justice and the two other justices of the Supreme Court, in addition to being a Tibetan national, should not be a devotee of Gyalchen Shugden and in a court of law To worship gods that are not recognised by our government is against the law.
Under instructions from the Tibetan exile government in Dharamsala, these monks are prevented from leaving their rooms and kept under virtual house arrest by the local police. During the inauguration ceremony, there is on display a large thangkha painting of Tha-wo, the monastic protective Deity, who looks like Dorje Shugden.
The Dalai Lama, mistakenly thinking that the Deity is Dorje Shugden, bitterly attacks the practice of Dorje Shugden in his talk to the monks. Later he calls the abbots together and begins to chastise them for displaying the thangkha, until it is pointed out to him that it is not of Dorje Shugden. Rathi Lai expresses genuine pain over the religious ban. He says this is a clear attack on religious freedom as guaranteed by the Constitution of India. He offers to discuss this issue with his colleagues in govern- ment, and to bring it on the floor of the parliament.
Dolly Swami notes that as long as Tibetans live in India, their leadership has to live by Indian law. Every Indian leader or academic who speaks on the occasion expresses deep sympathy with all those Tibetans who worship Dorje Shugden, and offers their encouragement. Now I have — like a modern surgeon — made a small operation that hurts for a moment but is necessary to solve this problem.
Attestation from their monastery and the abbot, that neither the host, whether private or organisation, as well as the invitee is a devotee of Dolgyal, that neither the host nor the invitee has any connection with Dolgyal. He also told me that the ban on Shugden prac- tice is causing widespread suffering to everyone, and that it should be revoked. This is ridiculous talk. In our face-to-face meeting, I also told Rinpoche to understand that we may be meeting each other for the last time.
Choezed-la, the eldest official at Trijang Labrang, humbly points out that the religious ban has created an unprecedented atmosphere of hostil- ity against both Shartse Monastery and Trijang Labrang, which is not very different from the atmosphere of the Cultural Revolution in Tibet. He requests that, to end the suffering within the Tibetan public arising from this atmosphere, the Dalai Lama would kindly consider revoking the ban. It will be like the Cultural Revolution. If they [those who do not accept the ban] do not listen to my words, the situation will grow worse for them.
You sit and watch. It will grow only worse for them. They have published an announcement. They think that I will back off. That I will never do. If not in this life, a successor will be appointed to sustain this ban. Khedrup, Secretary of the same department. The Tibetan public has been induced to hate us even more than [they hate] the Chinese, with dis- crimination, defamation, abuse and baseless allegations.
This has gone on for three years now. Today the Dalai Lama spoke out so angrily, violently and so abusively against us, and our faith in front of the entire settlement. We do not have any intention to undermine the well-being of the Dalai Lama; at the same time we cannot compromise our religious principles for the sake of political expediency. We will convey your grievance clearly to the Kashag in Dharamsala.
Paperback , pages. Nothing goes in the world of the Tibetan Exiles without his say so. That is what it is. If there are any people unknown to me who have crept into this audi- ence who are nevertheless worshippers of Shugden, it is better for you not to stay among us. Loosely speaking, an oracle or spirit medium is a human being who believes their body can be used by a spirit; but the majority of people who claim to be oracles are merely pretending.
What you say is true, but since the ban comes from His Holiness, we are put into a very difficult situation. All three are Gelug monasteries that follow the practice of Dorje Shugden. Other Shugden practitioners choose to stay in India, but in places where there are no supporters of the Dalai Lama. However, members of their families and relatives who still live within the Tibetan communities continue to suffer. The houses of practitioners of Dorje Shugden and their relatives are attacked. The only person in the house at that time is their 20 year old son, who is tortured by having his fingers cut off.
Two of the principal political issues underlying this crisis are: Many newspapers and television networks have now reported on this situation, presenting in many cases the extreme views of the major contestants or the opinions of other journalists, usually unsubstantiated. Now that the public at large is aware that there is a problem, what is needed is a deeper investigation and analysis of the many complex issues involved, with the aim of ending this great tragedy of unnecessary human suffering.
The march reflected growing impatience by a younger generation of Tibetans with the Dalai Lama, whose offer to compromise on independence has failed to win concessions from China. They wore sunglasses and baggy flight suits. They packed shiny automatic weapons on their hips. And speaking through an interpreter, they asked Nawang if he wanted to kill Chinese.
For many years the Dalai Lama also worshipped this centuries old Deity. But now he has banned the worship of this Deity. There is a ban on any Shugden worshippers receiving employment in roles from Ministers to nurses. And on top of this the Dalai Lama demands that people spy on each other: But in reality he makes all his important political deci- sions in a highly dubious manner: In fact, almost embarrassingly so.
The question of independence was decided by the Executive in isolation. Not even the parliament was consulted, let alone the people.
A ban that shakes many Tibetan Buddhists at the core of their faith. We must bring them before the public. They have to be killed. Had we gone out of our house, they definitely would have killed us. They successfully forced these people who revere the Deity now banned by the Dalai Lama to flee. This family are pariahs of the Tibetan Community in India. They smashed the china; demolished the TV with stones; wrecked the fridge. All the windows, they destroyed everything. My husband worked thirty-five years for all this.
The Dorje Shugden International Coalition is also criticizing the Dalai Lama for heeding the advice of an oracle to issue the ban. The group says the Dalai Lama is oppressing human rights. As Thupten Ngodup watched the first three Tibetan hunger strikers being taken away under cover, he decided there was only one way to fight back. But more and more exiles are beginning to question his authority as the political leader of their struggle.
About a dozen protesters were left injured and bleeding. More and more Tibetans are getting ready to die. He is the Teflon lama. At the start of a religious visit to the United States, the Dalai Lama was picketed in New York City last week by a group of Buddhists charging him with — of all things — religious intolerance. This is a perfectly realpolitik statement, so crass and banal and opportunist that it would not deserve any comment if it came from another source.
They protested against the ban on the wor- ship of the year-old deity, Dorje Shugden, whom they say is one of the most revered in the Buddhist religion. In the Dalai Lama announced that worship of Dorje Shugden was banned and explained that his oracle, Nechung, has advised him that the deity was a threat to his personal safety and the future of Tibet.
Dey, a human-rights lawyer from Delhi: Dalai Lama supporters are going from house to house searching. For example, in Clementown, India, the house of a family of Shugden worshippers was stoned and then firebombed. Wanted posters describe people believed to be Shugden leaders as the top ten enemies of the state. The constitu- tion states that all religious denominations are equal before the law, and every Tibetan shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion. But when Dorje Shugden worshippers challenged the ban, the Tibetan Government-in- exile stated that: Protesters asked him to sign a declar- ation of freedom to worship Dorje Shugden.
The Dalai Lama refused. About Tibetan protesters accused the Dalai Lama of religious repression Tuesday, reflecting a schism in the Tibetan exile society that was once seen as cohesive. They wore white masks during their protest march to symbolise what they called attempts to silence them. In fact, the U. There is no outlet in Tibet or northern India for Shugden worshippers to protest about what is happening. The only independent newspaper in Tibetan exile society, Democracy, was forced to close in March after it criticised government- in-exile policy. More disturbing is that the Western media has also been largely silent about this.
Passes were issued only to those people and monks who gave a written statement that they were not followers of this deity. Feted by politicians, pop stars and Hollywood stars, the seemingly undisputed spiritual and political leader of the movement to free Tibet has always seemed like a pretty safe bet in a diplomatic arena populated by rogues and charlatans. The houses of prominent people — followers of Dorje Shugden — were attacked during the nights, and death threats issued to all those who did not follow the dictates of the Dalai Lama.
A number of monks were expelled from the monastery at the Mundgod setdement for having participated in a peaceful protest march organised by me on May 15, in the Mundgod setdement. When the Dorje Shugden Society was established in April 15, in Delhi, the Dalai Lama and his so-called ministry used threats, money, and the Indian bureauc- racy to close it down forcibly. He is on the last stop of a United States tour that has highlighted his dual roles as Buddhist teacher and head of state. Kill people to solve conflicts. Here is one more religious leader who is a pacifist between wars, akin to being a vegetarian between meals He is an entertainer, a headliner, a showman — complete with maroon robes and a bare shoulder.
Nothing wrong with that. Most published accounts of him breeze on as airily as the subject, for whom a good giggle and a quaint parable are substitutes for hard answers. But this is the man who advocates greater autonomy for millions of people who are currently Chinese citizens, presumably with him as head of their government. So, why not hold him accountable as a political figure? Possibly, had he stayed quiet, fewer Tibetans might have been tortured, killed and generally suppressed by China. But there we need to look carefully and not be naive.
There are strategic interests being played out. People are being manipulated. In her book The Tibetan Independence Movement: The assumption that he occupies the correct moral ground from a spiritual perspective means that any challenge to his political authority may be interpreted as anti-religious. What does the Dalai Lama actually stand for?
A lot of them, who are coming out of Tibet into exile, are not so reverent of the Tibetan government-in-exile.
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The Dalai Lama in some ways is desperate. In countless interviews, accompanied by cameras at every step, and in his speeches to followers and believers he patiendy repeated the same old claims and assertions: The unity of China is not being challenged and all his efforts are based in non-violence.
Nothing goes in the world of the Tibetan Exiles without his say so. Motorists wind down their windows, perhaps they cannot believe what they are hearing. Are there actually people outside China, even Tibetans who have something against the Dalai Lama?
Across the way, in a gold and burgundy throng, are the monks from the Western Shugden Society accusing him of lying: He happily writes forwards for embarrassing books and has made a dubious Temple of Hollywood. At the end of the day all he has is PR. If the Palestinians could have a figurehead like him instead of leaders intent on self-destruction they would have probably regained their country longer ago. Not one influential head of state in the world has given clear and concrete support to his campaign for cultural autonomy. The Dalai Lama himself practised as we do until he was As the Tibetan spiritual leader spoke inside the Royal Albert Hall, hundreds lined the streets outside.
His Holiness may be close to the heavenly light but he does not travel light. He is the crowd-pleaser to end all crowd-pleasers. He began by getting out the crimson man-bag that he always carries and which I thought contained something sacred or at least the meaning of life. Then he showed us his spectacles case with great delight. He brought out a tiny cellophane-wrapped item. I need not only quality but quantity because the Buddhist monk — no dinner. So I always carry some bread. To start Mr Lama did a lot more bowing he can bow while he sits Yet in he guest-edited French Vogue, the bible of the decadent high-fashion classes.
Yet he allows himself to be used as a tool by Western powers keen to humiliate China. Yet he per- secutes a Buddhist sect that worships a deity called Dorje Shugden. The chanting reached fever pitch as the Dalai Lama arrived in a chauffeur-driven vehicle and was escorted into a building. The society claims the Tibetan leader has banned a traditional Bhuddist[sic] prayer, while his followers are abusing the human rights of Shugden Bhuddists[sic].
A reason might be that he genuinely believes Shugden worship is wrong. Another seems to derive from his desire to unite the four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism - the Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu and Gelugpa.
He is not the head of Buddhism; he is not even the head of Tibetan Buddhism. Traditionally, the Dalai Lamas are from the Gelugpa sect. But since leaving Tibet, the current Dalai Lama has sought to speak for all Tibetans and particularly all overseas Tibetans. But Dorje Shugden presents a roadblock. He speaks beautiful words but no one checks whether or not his actions actually match up to the words that he speaks.
If you look into what is actually happening in his community that he is the leader of, you will see very clearly that he acts like a dictator. Police felt it prudent to move in fast, with horses, and herded the smaller group into buses for their own protection. They regroup themselves outside village walls and meditate on why the Dalai Lama has excluded them. Signs at the entrance of stores and hospitals forbid Shugden followers from entry.
Fanatical Dalai Lama followers began to demolish statues of the deity, the existing social solidarity amongst Tibetans was gone. Even in Tibet itself, where restoration of temples is in full swing and people enjoy new religious free- dom, this ban created suspicion. The Dorje Shugden Society was founded, an ad-hoc group of people working together to oppose the ban — not to save the enlightened deity from harm but to help thousands of people from becoming outcasts.
The Dalai Lama has not responded and refuses all contact. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Some good information, but a lot of accusations without a single proof. Mere rumors or gossip. For me, the confrontation between Geshe Kelsang and Dalai Lama XIV is far beyond a religious problem, but instead a matter of power and money. Not enough truth come along from both sides. We all know this, but they continue to do the same year after year. In the middle of it, where is The Buddha, where is Buddhism, where is Enlightenment?
Furthermore, the method to search for reincarnated lamas was totally destroyed during s. XX; is of no use any longer. For the last 50 years most of the selection of the important reincarnated lamas are mere political facts. It is a pity to see this! One person found this helpful 2 people found this helpful.
All the expectations met - no complain. One person found this helpful. Gives real insight into the political side of Tibetan Buddhism. History that you don't get from Hollywood and the popular media. I would say it's a must read for anyone involved with Tibetan Buddhism. I have re-read it a number of times. This book gives some great clarity and understanding to the Dalia Lamas dishonesty.
The Dalia lama is a typical pollination that says one thing and turns around to and does the opposite. I have lost a great deal of respect for the Dalia Lama. Clearly he is not a peace loving man, and needs to leave people with different religious beliefs alone. The book also makes me grateful that I live in the United States of America where I have freedom of religion. This is not a real objective critique of what is going on, only one side of the story.
This book is not even signed, it removes all credibility. It doesn't feel like it was written by true buddhists. It is very harsh, it goes completely againts what buddhism stands for. The world of the Dalai Lama is so restricted from outsiders. I've never read any of the book that gave me such depth of insight. This is a must read for anyone studying The Dalai Lama's activities.
If I knew when I was younger that the Dalai Lama employed his close relatives as his ministers, heads of state and officials I would've had a different outlook on him years ago. Everyone should have this information about the Dalai Lama politics. Why is the truth being hidden? I've checked the sources on this book and read the opposing opinions