Refuting the Dalai Lama’s Statements Concerning Dorje Shugden

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  1. Well done you x

  2. Thank you for this article. If one does not know in greater depth the background of the controversy as well as the history of the practice, one would be easily misled by the public statement made about Dorje Shugden and His practitioners.

    What comes forth most strongly for me is how the ban is against the fundamental human right to freedom of religion. The human rights of Dorje Shugden practitioners are further stripped away when basic healthcare and education is denied to them.

    Regardless of whether Dorje Shugden practice is right or wrong, the implementation of the ban and its consequential impact of the Buddhist community is completely contradictory to the teachings of Lord Buddha. The stepping stones of Buddhadharma is Boddhicitta and the policy to oust an entire community simply because they choice of faith is break of Boddhicitta.

    By looking from a logical perspective, Dorje Shugden practitioners are displaying greater levels of wisdom and compassion in their actions by building new centers and monasteries to continue the practice of their faith after being expelled from non-Dorke Shugden monasteries as well as peaceful demonstrations and requests for debate and discussion.

    All in all, the Dorje Shugden practitioners seems to show in a consistent manner more authentic traits of “real” Buddhist compared to the aggressive, abusive and murderous anti-Shugden camp.

  3. Dana Drake commented on my FB page on 2nd March 2014 :

    The Dalai Lama has researched Dorje Shugden and feels he is a malevolent, imposter spirit. Should you choose to pray to him, it is your right. However do not ask the Dalai Lama to change his beliefs or his followers beliefs. If you do not agree, how can you expect to remain in monasteries that practice different beliefs? Also it is highly believed that China is using Shugden to attack and undermine the Dalai Lama. Shugden has caused division in Tibet and Dharamsala which is what the Chinese want. It is no coincidence.

    My reply:
    I find it strange that the Dalai Lama who is considered to be the emanation of Chenrezig needed to research and feels that Dorje Shugden is a malevolent, imposter spirit. That implies that he would have researched and feels his gurus are not highly attained masters since he claims that his teachers are wrong. That would mean his learning from his gurus is flawed. Hence his gurus’ gurus and so on leading to Buddha Shakyamuni were all wrong. Therefore the Dalai Lama is the only one who is right.

    Since it is the right for one to exercise one’s religious belief, then the Dalai Lama should not have put a ban on others who are practicing their belief. Where is religious freedom?

    Those who continue to practice are segregated and they have no voting right, they cannot be admitted to any Tibetan hospitals and schools, they cannot join any monasteries and public events, they cannot get travel documents such as passports, they are not allowed to enter certain places of business and restaurants, nor can they get jobs within the Tibetan administration. If they practice Dorje Shugden, none of the above is allowed to them, their immediate family, their children or their parents. And this is all within the Tibetan constitution. Where is human right?

  4. How could a true practitioner of Buddhism ban, insult, oppress and abuse another practitioner? The crux of Buddhism is compassion. The fact that HHDL is so adamant in upholding the ban goes against the very spirit of Buddhism.

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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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