The Ban Has Made Us Stronger

Dorje Shugden initiation given by Geshe Wangchuk at Markam, Chamdo, Tibet

By: TK

There is more frequent news coming from Tibet and China these days that monasteries are practicing Dorje Shugden and lamas are bestowing initiations (sogtae) to practitioners there.

From just one Geshe initiating so many people, many more will practice. The practitioners themselves will then initiate even more people and so on. This trend will continue to grow. It will not stop. Neither the current Dalai Lama nor any other lamas after him can stop this trend. Whatever negative things have been said of Shugden have already been said. Nothing new can be said. Whatever doubts people may or may not have, have already been expressed; no new doubts can arise.

Those who have not given up their practice, due to strong Guru devotion and holding their samaya strongly, will not abandon the practice but perpetuate Shugden even more so. Whatever damage the ban has created has reached its limit, not much more can be done to hurt Shugden practitioners. The ban has made us stronger and we will continue to grow. It has made me stronger.

Because of the ban, I direct a large amount of my income towards Shugden monasteries, practitioners and related activities and practices because I want to support these institutions. Every month, I have funds allocated for them. I am sure I am not the only one who has allocated his funds, time, resources, energy and knowledge for the growth of Shugden’s lineage and to the clearance of Shugden’s good name. The ban has made me stronger and even more determined. The truth of the matter is the more you ban something, the more people would want it. Reverse psychology always works.

More and more websites like this one ( will spring up, and in many languages. We can find many ways to bring Shugden to others in our own ways. For me, this website and its forum is one method. There are more avenues and I will engage in them. The ban has made Shugden practitioners stronger and even more determined to bring Shugden to mainstream Buddhism and to make it accepted. Dorje Shugden should be accepted. After all, there is nothing wrong with Buddha Dorje Shugden no matter what others would like to wrongly perpetuate.

Many of those who have abandoned Shugden due to pressures, wrong views, fear, inadequate knowledge or seeking political ‘correctness’ will regret this decision eventually and seek Dulzin’s forgiveness (Shugden in trance of the oracle Choyang Dulzin Kuten said this himself at the start of all the problems in the 1990′s). It is not a day of reckoning, but the time will come as truth is truth and it will be revealed.

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  1. Forbidden fruit is always more attractive and tastier. Likewise this ban will encourage more people to learn about the controversy and attract practitioners. The ban will definitely cause a boom to Shugden practice around the world and in particular in China where Lord Dorje Shugden is the sovereign Protector.

    When the time is tough, the tough gets going. Shugden practice will get through the difficult time and triumph!

  2. Much as I sympathies with the thousands of Dorje Shugden practitioners in Tibet and India who are being persecuted, discriminated and segregated due to the ban, I have to thank the ban. Without the ban, my attention would not have drawn to to Droje Shugden and I would not have known about Dorje Shugden.

    Maybe that’s why the ban seem so illogical and the Dalai Lama used to give illogical reasons like Dorje Shugden will harm his life. The Dalai Lama is the emanation of Chenrezig, and enlightened being. How can an enlightened being be harmed by anyone.

    This ban has also made me do a bit more reading than I would otherwise have as I kept looking for the real reasons for the ban. And so I learned that much more than i otherwise would have.

    So, I think in a way, I have to thank the ban for my discovering about Dorje Shugden.

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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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