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Well, here is one Tibet Star telling people, especially Tibetan ladies how to protect themselves from being molested by such scums of spiritual society...

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Hi, welcome to Tibet Star. Today, the topic I have is on how to fight lama molestation. This video is especially for non-Tibetans who face this kind of problem. First thing first, never enter into a room alone with a lama, or Tulku or Rinpoche. It’s a big no-no, no. If you have to be in a room with a lama, make sure there’s a witness. Two, any time a molestation occurs, make sure you have a photo or an audio, or the best would be a video to prove your claims and also keep a diary or a journal. Write everything down with dates, timing, everything. Now, number five, make sure you go and blog about it, and then go to Youtube and talk about it, and share it on Facebook, and take the molesting lama to the media and challenge, now, this is very important, challenge him to do all of the following.

Number one, challenge him, challenge him to make a statement, a press statement, a written statement. Two, challenge him to come to YouTube and defend himself. Then challenge him to do a press conference, not just a written statement where you cannot see his face and facial expression, and body language. These are very important to get some sense of whether the person is telling the truth, when people could ask questions and find out what really happened. And then challenge him to go through a lie-detector test.

Now, these two are somewhat traditional. Nevertheless, they are very powerful in the Tibetan world. Challenge him to swear upon his root guru and other high Lamas that he respects. Challenge him to swear upon their lives that his claims are true, that he is telling the truth. For those non-Tibetans, this will freak out most of the Tibetans, including lamas, Tulkus and Rinpoches. When you challenge them to swear upon their root guru. Because their fear of hell is real, 18 realms of hell, to them is real, and you talk about Vajra Hell, it will scare the shit out of them. 99% of them will not be able to swear upon their root guru, and that can give you an idea whether the person is telling the truth or not. If he’s innocent, he shouldn’t have any problem in swearing upon his root guru. But if he’s guilty, 99% of the time he will not do it. 99% of the lamas, Tulkus, Rinpoches will not do it if they are guilty, because their fear of hell is real.

Then, challenge him to meet you at Nechung and Palden Lhamo temple in Dharamsala. It could be done anywhere else where you have a statue of Nechung and Palden Lhamo, but do it in Dharamsala. This is symbolic, this is far more powerful. Challenge him to come, and both of you will swear before Nechung, the oracle Nechung and Palden Lhamo. This will again freak out the lama, Rinpoche, Tulku, if he’s guilty because their fear of the hell is very real. What they fear is one, the belief is that as soon as you go to, go before the Nechung and oracle is claiming to be telling the truth. So whoever is guilty, whoever lies, what happens, the belief is that within a month or so, the one who is guilty, the one who is lying will throw up blood and die. This is one fear they have. Two, while they are dead, they’re afraid that they will be reborn in hell, one of the 18 hells, or Vajra Hell.

Now, what kind of signs will show if the person, the guilty person is lying is that a misfortune will strike him in the next 30 days, or sometimes 90 days, max one year. Either he could lose his limbs in an accident, or he catches some terminal disease, or he dies. Now, this fear is real, so it’s pointers. Now, when you go about it, to go about it in an ascending order, not in a descending order because that will destroy the climax, because there will be no climax at all. And so, take your time. It could be a week between each move that you take, or sometimes it could be between a couple of days between each move that you make. So make your move accordingly. Don’t throw all the 15 moves that I’m talking about on his face in a single day. Don’t do that. One at a time and build up momentum, and finally come down to Nechung and oracle, and that will scare the shit out of the lama, trust me.

Now, what do you do after that? Usually when Tibetans have this kind of problems or similar problems, they take it to Nechung and Palden Lhamo, and it gets decided right there and they do not go to the court. Now, in this case, take him to the police, hire a lawyer and challenge him in the court. I know most of the points that I raised here are pretty obvious to many of the women who go through molestation, but as an insider and someone who belongs to the inner core once, these swearing in, challenging him to swear upon his root guru, and meeting at Nechung and Palden Lhamo to decide the outcome, these are unbelievably powerful. So use them. Basically what you do at the temple is you swear, you prostrate, probably three times before the statue of Nechung and oracle, and swear that you are, both of you will swear that you’re telling the truth, and whoever lies, whoever is guilty should meet with an unfortunate incident anytime soon. So, that could be losing a limb in an accident or could be an actual death, and then you part from there. Now everything is decided by the Nechung Oracle. That’s the belief system, so exploit it, of course, for your good purpose.

* the oracle Nechung – the Tibetan State Oracle is a monk who takes trance of the deity Nechung

Source: https://www.dagririnpoche.com/dagri-rinpoche-fpmt-cover-up/#how-to-protect

What the article says is very interesting. But why does it have to be in front of their guru or protector that they will be afraid of the consequences of their actions? They are all lamas that taught Dharma and even gives tantric initiations to their students. I'm quite sure they know about Vajra hell and the sufferings of the hell very clear.

However, they still did the same thing and showed no regret for their actions. I am sure they will lie again even if they are in front of their guru and protector since they already on the way to hell, might as well continue lying. Those lamas who did those crimes are not regretful and continue to lie in front of the authorities.

They have to be shown this is not right and be put in jail to teach them a lesson. They think they can use His Holiness's name to escape the consequences and not be charged in court. Too bad His Holiness is not as powerful as before, if not they might be able to escape imprisonment just like how Sogyal did. I hope Dagri will be given the punishment that he deserves.
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General Discussion / Re: Robert Thurman Encourages Killing for Recreation
« Last post by Alex on Today at 06:29:15 AM »
These days Robert Thurman is very quiet. I wonder what he has been up to. He hasn't commented on His Holiness' health issue or the Tibet cause for a long time. If he is so devoted to His Holiness, wouldn't he start to comment anything about his health and show concerns, at least? I guess his true colour is obvious, he just used His Holiness fame for his own benefit. Since His Holiness is no longer useful, he just ditches His Holiness and enjoys the benefits, wealth and fame from it.

Robert Thurman is using His Holiness the Dalai Lama to get fame and money all along. Ever since His Holiness is sick and reduced his travellings, Robert did not comment on the Dalai Lama's health or go and visit him. If His Holiness is someone he cared about, he would had paid more attention and more caring towards His Holiness.

I guess he is busying thinking how to boost his spa's business by exploiting anything or anyone that is around him. Since he is willing to promote the killing of fishes, I think he is obviously not listening to His Holiness's teachings which is to show compassion to animals.

For business, he is willing to create negative karma and show a bad example to everyone because he is supposed to be a Buddhist Professor. His lackey, Justin even posted a tweet to justify their actions of killing by saying the Buddha ate meat too. So the Buddha did kill someone in his previous life, does it mean we should kill too? What an irresponsible way to covering for their negative actions.
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General Discussion / Re: PM Modi snubs Tibetan leadership again?
« Last post by Alex on Today at 06:02:43 AM »

You are asking too much of Lobsang Sangay! He will never be great. Why? Because he is entrenched in the skewed rhetoric of China being bad that he can't see clearly the future that he and the Tibetans in exile could have in China. How could he see clearly when every moment he is only thinking of how much he can get from the suckers that he tells his sob stories to. Not a lot left that will lend him their ears or open their wallets anymore. Too bad! All those years which could have been used to forge the strong relationships had been wasted.

If Lobsang Sangay has a dialogue with China and tries to negotiate for a deal, he can lose his power any time which he won't want to. He does not have any respect for China because China did not pay him. The western world has been very generous to give financial support to the Tibetans but no one knows where the money has gone to. But we can be very sure that the money was used to print books and make videos to condemn Dorje Shugden and its followers.

In addition, if internally there is always conflict and no harmony, how are the Tibetans going to be successful in their pursuit? Obviously, CTA does not want to be successful, they only want to get rich. They always create conflicts in the Tibetan community. They refuse to solve problems and let the problems continue to become the hurdle in their pursuit.

The failed Tibetan leader will never negotiate with China to get back their country. He is a Harvard graduate for god's sake and you think he does not know that the Tibetan cause is dead as a doornail? It will never be revived again by looking at the progress that China had made in Tibet.

He is obviously buying his time by putting emphasis on irrelevant issues and creating excuses for why until now they have not successfully had a dialogue with China. China had waited so long to have a dialogue with them and now they are not waiting anymore. They have clearly stated in the white paper where they are no longer interest in meeting up with His Holiness.

Lobsang Sangay just wants to keep the Tibetans in exile in India to get maximum monetary benefit from them. Once they are back in Tibet, CTA will no longer exist and he will lose his position and his ability to get donations. That is why CTA keep delaying their approach to China while lying to naive Tibetans by saying they are on the right track.
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General Buddhism / Re: What Is Rainbow Body?
« Last post by Drolma on June 16, 2019, 02:10:29 AM »
It is indeed amazing that someone's body will shrink into the size of a child but no sign of decay or bad odour after several days. Some highly attained master, after they enter clear light, their body will transform into light and disappear, there will be nothing left behind, perhaps only the clothes they are wearing.

This is not something unsual or unheard of in Tibet. It has happened many time. But science cannot explain this phenomena. This phenomena even attracted a Catholic priest to do a research on it. To him, if this is possible, it means the resurrection of Jesus is also possible. Catholicism is quite similar, they also believe in performing miracles. For priests who have kept their vows very strongly, when they die, there is also smell of fragrant scent.

I guess supernatural power is just a by-product of an enlightened mind. When we have achieved enlightenment, our potential becomes infinite. There are many things we can do. However we should not practice with the motivation of gaining supernatural power. We should practice with the motivation to develop Bodhicitta.

This is an interesting link to an article about rainbow body:

https://www.ancient-code.com/scientific-evidence-proves-buddhists-monks-can-transform-their-physical-bodies-into-pure-light/
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General Discussion / Re: The hidden message in the Dalai Lama's speech!
« Last post by dsnowlion on June 16, 2019, 01:59:24 AM »

Tibetans believe that His Holiness is Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion and has control of his life source and how long he lives.  End of last month, His Holiness expressed confidence that he will live to see his 110th year during the long life offering ceremony held on 17 May at the Tsuglagkhang temple complex in Mcleod Ganj, yet the Dalai Lama has already curtailed his visits abroad and inside India. Some supporters of Free Tibet movement do not know what to think anymore about the Tibetan cause as His Holiness' health is uncertain, and Lobsang Sangay doesn't seem to do much. It is quite disheartening from what I read.


His Holiness is definitely in full control and manifesting illness/exhaustion/weakness... he always says he has to stop or reduce his activities, but I still see him out and about. If it is totally out of the picture, I think CTA and the Tibet Cause will surely die. That's the end of the CTA's payroll and Sangay will be out of a job. At the moment Sagay is now in deeeeep shit. He is trying to avoid court but it looks like he's not gonna get away this time. I guess there is karma after all. He thought he was some untouchable Buddha since he became PM. How dillusional.

When you read the news, you will realise a few points!

1) The framing of the issue is completed and gave the parties time until June 19 to submit in writing anything related to the framed issues before the trial begins.

2) The Commission had made it clear to Sangay's lawyer that they have declined his further adjournment request calling as it is clearly unnecessary. Sangay had more than a year to prepare!

3) Sangay didn't answer the specific 10 questions pertaining to the case with details and was ordered to rewrite his statement since Dec. 7, 2018. He deliberately ignored the order and didn't provide specific answers to each question.

4) Sangay's trick is no longer acceptable and if he dares to disrespect the judicial system like this, it shows that the CTA is really a trickster and a fake bias democratic government. Big time failure in managing themselve and exile Tibetans. It is considered good karma for Tibet that these lot does not get to return and manage TAR. They would ruin it again. Now we can understand the level of mindset these Tibetan leaders have, hence this is why they LOST THEIR COUNTRY in the first place. They make very stupid, self-motivated decisions. They are not a government for the people but for themselves and their own power and greed. And because of this + being not too bright, they are bound to fail.

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Source: http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=41522&article=Case+No.+20+completes+%27issue+framing%27

Case No. 20 completes 'issue framing'
Phayul [Saturday, June 15, 2019 22:18]
By Tenzin Sangmo


DHARAMSHALA, June 15: The second hearing of Case No. 20 at the Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission (TSJC) this afternoon completed the framing of the issue and gave the parties time until June 19 to submit in writing anything related to the framed issues before the trial begins.

The first hearing ten days ago was taken up by “Clarification of Issue” arising from complaint and statement of defence. It was briefly interrupted by the defendant’s adjournment plea at the 11th hour but the commission resumed the clarification after announcing that the plea will be considered after a discussion.

A notice rejecting the adjournment plea was sent on June 10th to the defendant and a copy served to the complainant.

The Commission, in its opening remark today made known the reasons for denial of defendant’s adjournment request calling it unnecessary and the request process outside the courtroom’s decorum.

The adjournment plea was placed in order to answer the clarification questions in greater detail but the plea was made after eight of ten questions posed went without additional information with the defendant’s lawyer telling the court to refer to the statement of defence.

The commission also added that its order issued on Dec. 7, 2018, advising the defendant to rewrite its statement of defence categorically instructed the party to provide specific answers to each question.

“Given that the defendant overlooked the instruction and then asked for an additional time now to follow the instruction remains unacceptable.”

While the plaintiff was accompanied by his lawyer, the defence lawyer showed up with four members or representatives of Kashag, Health Kalon, the former Cabinet Secretary, the incumbent Cabinet Secretary and the incumbent Under Secretary.

The 10-point clarification published by the Kashag on 18 November 2017 in defence of its dismissal of former Representative from Washington office largely forms the issue of contention.

Barring the 1st and the 10th points, the remaining eight points considered “factual issues” are being rejected by the complainant and defended by the respondent, to be resolved through trial.

The Chief Justice Commissioner also stated that the questions posed at the first hearing in clarification round were the result of the Commission’s in-depth analysis of the written statements from Jan 15th to June 4, 2019.

“The defendant in this case,” he cited, “has responded to five different questions with only a few paragraphs, failing to adhere to the Commission’s instruction to respond to each question specifically.”

The Chief Justice Commissioner remarked that the commission has provided numerous instructions along the way to the defendant, akin to hand holding a child and said, “misinterpreting the court’s instruction could only affect the respondent negatively.”

The trial is expected to undergo several rounds before a verdict can be issued.


Case No. 20 completes 'issue framing'
http://www.phayul.com


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General Buddhism / Re: Life inside one of the world's biggest Buddhist monasteries
« Last post by Drolma on June 16, 2019, 01:54:04 AM »
I think China will be the place where Buddhism will flourish once again. China has the most Buddhists in the world. The main traditions in China are Mahayana and Vajrayana. There are many ancient Buddhist monasteries and heritage in China that China has preserved so well.

It is not that China does not encourage religion practice but they want to make sure the teachings of the religion do not contradict with the constitution of the country. China is very concerned about the stability of the country. In the past, many people had used religion to create havoc in the country and cause many problems, this is something China wants to avoid.

Since the real Buddha teaching is about respect and harmony, it does not pose a threat to the government. Therefore, China will definitely allow the practice of Buddhism and will also encourage it. Besides, Buddhism has been practised by Chinese since almost 1900 years ago, it is almost becoming part of their culture.
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General Discussion / Re: Dalai Lama's Closest Allies Damage Him the Most
« Last post by dsnowlion on June 16, 2019, 01:24:27 AM »
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Without the necessary condition, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen cannot arise as a Dharma protector. Hence, the assassination must go on for this purpose. However, that does not mean the ministers are guilt free. They are still guilty because they themselves chose to assassinate a holy being.


This is true... they must have had that kind of karma to commit that kind of crime in the first place. How unfortunate for them because the karmic repercussion must be very heavy. I cannot imagine where they are at the moment.

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Because of the incident, we have a supreme protector that guards Lama Tsongkhapa's special teaching. The wisdom of the Buddhas is incomprehensible for beings like us since we lack wisdom. All we can do is to have faith and trust in the Buddhas and our Guru.

What if you have a Guru like Dagri? What would you do? Do you still trust? Very sticky subject... wonder who is wise enough to give a good logical explanation on this 8) ???
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General Discussion / Re: The hidden message in the Dalai Lama's speech!
« Last post by PrajNa on June 16, 2019, 12:38:34 AM »
I agree with you Pemachen. Recently, His Holiness's speech is getting more and more inconsistent. He changes his mind so quickly on so many things and that confuses a lot of people. Example, he said that his current reincarnation will be the last incarnation of the Dalai Lama incarnation line. However, he recently expressed that his next reincarnation is most probably to be found in India.

It was prophesized that the 14th Dalai Lama will be the last Dalai Lama and there will be no future reincarnation of the incarnation line. The 14th Dalai Lama will also be the most powerful incarnation among all the Dalai Lamas. It is partly true because he is the one that brought Tibetan Buddhism to the world especially the western world.

He has the most impact in the world compared to the other Dalai Lamas. As his age rise close to 100, it might be time for him to leave his mortal body. Many high Tibetan lamas pass away in the age which is around 80. Once His Holiness passes into the clear light, the Tibetan in Exile will be leaderless and their dream to return to a free Tibet will be crushed.

Tibetans believe that His Holiness is Chenrezig, Buddha of Compassion and has control of his life source and how long he lives.  End of last month, His Holiness expressed confidence that he will live to see his 110th year during the long life offering ceremony held on 17 May at the Tsuglagkhang temple complex in Mcleod Ganj, yet the Dalai Lama has already curtailed his visits abroad and inside India. Some supporters of Free Tibet movement do not know what to think anymore about the Tibetan cause as His Holiness' health is uncertain, and Lobsang Sangay doesn't seem to do much. It is quite disheartening from what I read.

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General Discussion / Re: Dalai Lama's Closest Allies Damage Him the Most
« Last post by Alex on June 16, 2019, 12:15:34 AM »
Not only Dalai Lama's Foundation, Dalai Lama's office is equally corrupted. Just recently Dagri Rinpoche from the Dalai Lama's office was caught molesting woman on plane. And because of this, a few women actually came forward to tell their own tragic experiences with Dagri and how they struggle to overcome this until today. Apparently the Dalai Lama office knows yet they did nothing. It's the same everywhere when it involves the Dalai Lama's own people. Make me wonder if the Dalai Lama himself has anything to hide too?

It does makes one wonder, doesn't it? However, often times when the person is in an exalted position, all sorts of people would try to get near and most times those who succeed will be those who are the most devious. Of course, then to stay in that close position will take a lot of maintenance to remain there. This reminds me of the story of how Dorje Shugden came about. How the ministers of the 5th Dalai Lama killed Tulku Dragpa Gyeltsen so that his master will remain in power which means he remain in power. Could it be that the 5th Dalai Lama is guilty too as he had allowed his staff to do such? Even when knowing of the deed, the 5th Dalai Lama did not punish the minister but instead, he continued in his position. What does that say or show?

It was said that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and the 5th Dalai Lama were very close as they are Dharma brothers. I believe it is a divine play where the 5th Dalai Lama creating the causes for Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to arise as a Dharma Protector. After all, he is Buddha of Compassion, Chenrezig.

Without the necessary condition, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen cannot arise as a Dharma protector. Hence, the assassination must go on for this purpose. However, that does not mean the ministers are guilt free. They are still guilty because they themselves chose to assassinate a holy being.

Because of the incident, we have a supreme protector that guards Lama Tsongkhapa's special teaching. The wisdom of the Buddhas is incomprehensible for beings like us since we lack wisdom. All we can do is to have faith and trust in the Buddhas and our Guru.
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This just shows how Tibetans care about their face more than anything else. They don't really respect women and they don't think to cover someone's crime up is not acceptable at all. Look at how the Dalai Lama responded to the victims of Sogyal Rinpoche, it was very disappointing.

With regards to the Sogyal Rinpoche's sex scandal, the Dalai Lama just brushed away the victims. He even admitted he knew about the case since at least 10 years ago. Dagri Rinpoche's case was also reported more or less 10 years ago. So there have been people reporting the misbehaviour of the lamas or Buddhist teachers but no one wants to look into the problem. They are just brushing things away.

How to trust the Tibetan leadership or authority? They rather cover up crimes so they don't have to do much work. They fail to give protection to the people. Such unreliable leadership, how to expect them to progress and bring a better future for the Tibetans?

The people around the Dalai Lama had been in power for so long until they have forgotten that the law is still applicable to them. Just because His Holiness is a powerful leader, that does not mean he can pardon anyone from their crimes.

The Tibetan leadership had been committing various unspeakable crimes that are hideous in nature. This is how they maintained their power in Tibet for all these years from the 5th Dalai Lama onwards. Many innocent lives are lost in the pursuit of power.

Even now with their current situation where they are refugees in India, they still have that kind of mentality as if they do whatever they want. However, little did they know that the world they are familiar with had gone and a new age has come. They are no longer the powerful warlords in Tibet that own slaves and they can do whatever they want.
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