Dalai Lama messes with Tibetans’ minds

Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama continues to spread pain throughout the Tibetan communities. Recently, a speech given to his followers during teachings in the Himalayan region of India were reported on the Tibetan radio station ‘Voice of Tibet’.

Here is a transcript:

Pachen Dorje (reporter): Today on the second day of his teaching in Varanasi, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, public jewel and supreme leader of Tibetan religion and politics, was kind to deliver special advice to over six thousand devotees from Bhutan, Nepal and Indian Himalayan regions, who came to receive his teachings. On this occasion, His Holiness explained he knew that some people of Shugden society recruited children in the name of education in the Himalayan regions, and that if parents send their children with full awareness of the Dalai Lama’s ban on worship of Shugden, he does not question and oppose. However, he also explained that there would be problems in future if children are sent without any knowledge.

Dalai Lama: I heard that the so-called Geshe-la of Shugden society comes there, and they take children, saying that children would have good education. Similarly this is possible in Gashar; it is possible in Monpa; it is possible in Nepal. I do not oppose if the guardian parents send their children after knowing everything about Gyalpo Shugden; everything about the reasons of the ban imposed on it, and that the Shugden society is an opponent of the Dalai Lama. Do you understand? If you do not know, are deceived, and say that there are good facilities and education, later your children have no way to meet the Dalai Lama.

Here the great Prayer Festival is held. Many monks from Sera, Drepung and Gaden monasteries came here. Down there, the monks from Dhokhang Khamtsen of Gaden and Dholgyal worshippers of Pomra in Sera Mey have no way to come here. (slight laugh) When I went to the seats down there (South India), they have no way to come to my teachings, except that they stay performing puja separately. 

I clearly state that Guru and disciple require uncontaminated commitment. If someone with degenerated commitment receives a teaching, it rather harms Guru; it doesn’t help the disciple.

 Therefore it is unnecessary that you send your children to Dholgyal worshipping organizations, and you regret later when you come to realize. First you need to know. When Tibetan monks come and say you have a place to go, you must ask their affiliation.

The Dalai Lama spooks the Tibetan community with his heavy-handed language. For example: “later your children have no way to meet the Dalai Lama” and “if someone with degenerated commitment receives teaching, it rather harms Guru; it doesn’t help the disciple.”

When he first introduced the ban on Dorje Shugden, the Dalai Lama used similar rhetoric, claiming that the practice of Shugden harmed his health and shortened his lifespan. In this way, the Dalai Lama plays on the spiritual fears and superstitions of his audience.

The Dalai Lama, “supreme leader of Tibetan religion and politics”, is using this self-proclaimed status within Buddhism to enforce his own biased view. He demands compliance from an audience who may have a Guru-disciple relationship with him and/or who fear dire consequences if they do not fit in with the crowd.

 Such use of Buddhism for political aims is distasteful. The Dalai Lama’s bigoted views and oppressive actions are also contrary to the love and compassion with which Buddha originally gave his teachings.

Sadly, there is only one source of religious disharmony in the Tibetan community, and it is the Dalai Lama. He uses his position to split the Tibetan community by spreading his wrong views about Protector Dorje Shugden, bringing pain to his people who are torn between loyalty to the Dalai Lama and their heartfelt commitments to their other precious Gurus who gave them this practice.

 Many bravely continue to practise in secret, waiting and hoping, fearing the witchhunt should they reveal their true feelings.

 It is sad that someone who preaches love, compassion and religious tolerance should continue to be the source of division, disharmony, and fear. Particularly someone who wears the robes of a Buddhist monk.
 For more information, see A Great Deception.

Editor’s Note: While it is indisputable that many are suffering under the ban on Dorje Shugden due to the Dalai Lama’s ban, there is a way to be able to reconcile devotion to the Dalai Lama and devotion to Dorje Shugden, which is to neither criticize nor lose faith in either, as advised by the supreme Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang.

(Source: http://wisdombuddhadorjeshugden.blogspot.com/2011/01/dalai-lama-messes-with-tibetans-minds.html)

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  1. The Dalai Lama gave a public talk to 6,000 devotees from Bhutan, Nepal and Himalayan region and to give blessings to the people. During his talk Dalai Lama says he knows the Shugden Society has been recruiting children from the Schools. But Dalai Lama did not comment that they should not send their children. But caution and advise that if the devotees send their children to these schools without any knowledge there would be trouble for them in the future. These devotees is split between loyalty to Dalai Lama their God King and Guru devotion to their gurus who has given them the Dorje Shugden practice. So the best thing is to practice in secret until the Ban is lifted. In this way both sides will not be offended.

  2. Practicing in secret, without the Dalai Lama’s permission, would NOT be a good solution if one is the Dalai Lama’s student. Even if one does the practice in secret, the ENERGY of the practice and the connection with the guru would affect the Dalai Lama, EVEN IF THE STUDENT DOESN’T TELL HIM. This isn’t just about *offending* someone. This has to do with the very subtle energy link between student and teacher. If the student does the practice secretly, fully knowing that His Holiness doesn’t want them to, this is not only breaking samaya vows, but it’s also hurting His Holiness energetically. A lot of people have trouble understanding this, but this is not just political rhetoric. This is an energy thing and it’s very important. If people are torn between loyalty between two teachers, the best thing to do is either choose which teacher to follow, or ask both teachers how to reconcile the situation.

    • These are very good thoughts. Yes it is important to ask both teachers how to reconcile. Because if you give up your practice, the negative energies daily from having given up would damage the teacher who gave you the practice. Because you doubt your teacher so you gave up. Or you believed in another teacher more. It goes both ways. Either way, you damage a teacher. So better there is no ban. Mana

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.…Instead of turning away people who practise Dorje Shugden, we should be kind to them. Give them logic and wisdom without fear, then in time they give up the ‘wrong’ practice. Actually Shugden practitioners are not doing anything wrong. But hypothetically, if they are, wouldn’t it be more Buddhistic to be accepting? So those who have views against Dorje Shugden should contemplate this. Those practicing Dorje Shugden should forbear with extreme patience, fortitude and keep your commitments. The time will come as predicted that Dorje Shugden’s practice and it’s terrific quick benefits will be embraced by the world and it will be a practice of many beings.

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