Is this why the Dalai Lama goes around stirring the pot in the 17th Karmapa issue, the 11th Panchen Lama issue, and the Dorje Shugden issue? to see if his followers are just cultist followers or real practitioners of the teachings? To see, if they really know the essence of the teachings of the Victorious One, The Awakened One, to see beyond the upfront instructions and question and debate to seek the truth?
If that is the case, then his students are failing big time!! Not only that, they have created negative karma by causing even more suffering for many. Or, is that again another way for those who have the karma to suffer those pains to suffer it and exhausted them?
From a mundane point of view, that is so very disturbing a thought.