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LAMAS' RIVALRY LEADS TO TENSION IN BYLAKUPPE
By P.S. Veeresh

Periyapatna, Feb. 25- Tension prevails in Tibetan Refugee camp at Bylakuppe, 20 kms from here on Kushalnagar Road, following rivalry between two groups of Buddhist Lamas over a festival celebration.

A large number of Policemen have been deployed in the camp as the majority group has banned entry of a minority group to attend a festival scheduled to begin in the afternoon today.

Circle Inspector Madaiah has stepped up security and the Taluk Magistrate (Tahasildar) has filed cases against the leaders of the two groups as a precautionary measure to maintain law and order.

The dispute has taken a serious twist as the majority Lama group, which has arranged Mono Lama Chenamo festival today, has not issued identity cards to 350 Lamas belonging to minority group, to participate in the event.

The group, which has organised the festival today, argue that the rival group should be banned from attending the festival as they tried to conduct the festival of Dorji Shugaden, a cult figure on Jan. 26 and again on Feb. 9.

The banned group belongs to Pomra House, a unit of Serame Monastery while the majority group of Lamas belong to Seraje Monastery.

The Seraje Monastery group could not celebrate the Mono Lama Chenamo festival on Feb. 18, when it was scheduled, as Serame group insisted that they too should be allowed to participate.

The matter went to the Police Station when the Serame group issued identity cards to about 5,000 Lamas after deciding to conduct the festival today.

Though the Assistant Commissioner Ravi (Hunsur), Periyapatna Tahasildar Nanjundegowda and Police official conducted a peace meeting recently, the groups refused to reach an understanding.

Seraje group has asked the devotee of Dorji Shugaden to leave the camp and live separately outside as it has happened in Tibetan camp at Mundagod in Uttara Kannada district.

Tension continued in the afternoon as devotees of Dorji Shugaden have threatened to storm the festival venue if they do not get identity cards to participate.

Preparations for the festival were in full swing at the time we went to the press at 1.30 pm.

from http://www.starofmysore.com
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Re: LAMAS' RIVALRY LEADS TO TENSION IN BYLAKUPPE - News from Star of Mysore
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 02:03:31 PM »
:) :) :)FINALLY!!!!!!!! :) :) :)


FINALLY, FINALLY, FINALLY THE MEDIA IS STARTING TO CATCH ON IN REPORTING THE HEAVY DICRIMINATION BEING CARRIED OUT WITHIN THE MONASTERIES ITSELF. IT SHOULD BE A HAVEN OF PEACE, PROMOTION OF PEACE AND PEACEFUL METHODS. WHY ARE THE POLICE IN THE MONASTERIES GUARDING THE PRAYERS FOR WORLD PEACE TO MAKE SURE THE MONKS REMAIN PEACEFUL?? I FIND THAT CONTRADICTORY AND HIGHLY INAPPROPRIATE. THE FORCEFUL METHODS TO DESTROY DORJE SHUGDEN'S PRACTICE IS BRINGING THE REPUTATION OF THE MONKS AND TIBETAN BUDDHISM DOWN FURTHER.

IF TIBETAN BUDDHISM IS TO SURVIVE LONG INTO THE FUTURE EVEN AFTER HH THE DALAI LAMA PASSES AWAY, THIS DOWNHILL SLIDE WITHIN THE REPUTATION OF THE MONASTERIES MUST STOP.

THE BAN ON DORJE SHUGDEN BY THE TIBETAN AUTHORITIES IS BRINGING THE WHOLE OF TIBETAN BUDDHISM TO AN ALL TIME LOW.

I AM HAPPY TO SEE THIS IN THE PRESS FINALLY. WE MUST WRITE IN WITH COMPASSION AND PATIENCE TO STOP THE DOWNSLIDE OF THIS ANCIENT PRACTICE OF BUDDHISM AND THE PRESERVATION OF TSONGKAPA'S PROTECTOR DORJE SHUGDEN LINEAGE. WE MUST CONTINUOUSLY WRITE IN. JUST AS WE DO OUR PRAYERS AND SADHANAS DAILY ONCE, WE SHOULD WRITE A LETTER A DAY AND SEND IN EN MASS TO ALL OUR EMAIL ADDRESSES KINDLY PROVIDED IN THIS WEBSITE. EVEN TO HH THE DALAI LAMA'S GOVT.

WE SHOULD WRITE IN A MANNER NOT DISRESPECTING THE DALAI LAMA OR HIS GOVT, BUT OPEN EVEN MANNER. WE ARE REPRESENTATIVES OF DORJE SHUGDEN WHO TEACHES PATIENCE, TOLERANCE AND FORGIVENESS, SO WE MUST REFLECT IN OUR ACTIONS WHO WE ARE PRAYING TO. DORJE SHUGDEN NEVER LOSES HIS COMPASSIONATE/CALM DISPOSITION, WHICH WE SHOULD DO OUR UTMOST TO EMULATE, IF I MAY SUGGEST PLEASE. WE DO NOT NEED TO ACT IN A WAY THAT OTHERS WHO DO NOT INTERNALIZE THE DHARMA ACT, AS THIS WOULD DEFEAT OUR BODHISATTVA VOWS TO SUBDUE THEIR MINDS EVENTUALLY WHETHER IN THIS LIFE OR FUTURE LIVES.

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Re: LAMAS' RIVALRY LEADS TO TENSION IN BYLAKUPPE - News from Star of Mysore
« Reply #2 on: February 29, 2008, 08:34:05 AM »
VOICE OF THE READER
    -->          IN DEFENCE OF DEMOLITION
  Sir,
  Apropos the letter titled Who benefits demolition? (SOM dated Feb. 25), Mr. Patel
is correct to a certain extent. As rightly pointed out by him, the cost of
construction should be recovered from those responsible for it. By Mr. Patel’s
logic, it can be safely assumed that any structure helping the public should be
retained irrespective of the location on which it has come up.
  Similarly, anything that disfigures the look and comes in the way of beauty should
be retained and not demolished. So, should we assume that many builders who
rampantly violate the building norms and erect beautiful houses or flats should be
allowed to get away?
  Law in any civilised society stipulates the dos and don’ts. Hence, anything that
is not conforming to the law of the land should be forbidden. In this case, the
said unauthorised construction was brought down after more than a decade. The
government itself cannot be allowed to go scot-free as it is likely to have
adverse effects. It is a different matter that the job could have been done a bit
more neatly. However, keeping the structure for the sake of a few toilets for
public use is unjustified.
  —Dr (Lt Col) Y N I Anand
  Mysore
  26.2.2008
           
           A CLARIFICATION
  Sir,
  This refers to the report titled Lamas' rivalry leads to tension in Bylakuppe (SOM
dated Feb. 25). We, the members of Namdroling monastery do not have anything to
say regarding the authenticity of the information provided. However, the picture
of the Tibetan Buddhist Temple used on the front page of the Newspaper does not
have any relation to the incident reported, even though it is a Tibetan Temple in
Bylakuppe.
  To be more specific, the picture of the Buddhist Temple used in your paper belongs
to our monastery and its name is Golden Temple (Namdroling Monastery) which has
now become very famous as the top tourist spot in Karnataka.
  —Ogyen Rangdrol, General Secretary, on e-mail
  Bylakuppe
  26.2.2008