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New book about Dalai Lama shows his true face
« on: September 20, 2011, 07:15:49 AM »
Dear Admin

I am raising this issue for information only. I have not yet read the book and on principle, i would not agree with the anti-Dalai Lama stance of the articles below. However, I do think that they are of interest to our forum readers.

In this light, I hope you will allow the posting of these articles as it is not meant to be derogatory to any Lama and thus I trust it does not contravene the forum's rules. Thank you!


New book about Dalai Lama shows his true face
http://www.china-embassy.org/eng/gdxw/t855134.htm
2011/09/02

PARIS, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) -- A recently released book about the Dalai Lama shows a different, darker side of the person deified by some Western politicians and media experts.

Maxime Vivas' "Not So 'Zen': The Hidden Side Of The Dalai Lama," the first book of its kind published in the West, refutes the long-time self-beatification of the Dalai Lama.

Confusion-and-curiosity driven, Vivas conducted a truth-seeking trip to Tibet in the summer of 2010 with several other French journalists.

He found a Tibet different from what has been described by the Western media -- Tibetan is used in local TV and radio programs, newspapers and shop signs, the language is also taught at local universities, and Tibet's environment is well protected.

"What I saw in Tibet is not like what I read from the French press and books," he said after a year-long research on the Dalai Lama and Tibet.

Under the guise of non-violence and religion, the Dalai Lama, who appeared as a spiritual leader in exile, was seeking to restore his rule in Tibet, Vivas said in the 130-page French-language book.

He also made clarifications on Tibetan history, saying Tibet has never been independent and has been part of China from the 14th century.

Vivas, a French author and journalist who has published more than 10 books, said his research material mainly came from speeches, interviews and books of the Dalai Lama during different periods.

He said his book, published on Aug. 18, was aimed at displaying historical and realistic truths about Tibet that had been covered up by the Dalai Lama all along.

Vivas said he wanted to refute the Dalai Lama camp's lies by quoting their own words.

"Based on the word of the Dalai Lama in his transcribed memoirs and also in his speeches during his trips abroad, Maxime Vivas highlights opportunism, omissions, tricks, and lies of a man and his kingdom," the publisher Max Milo Editions said in a statement.

"In a plea for secularism, the author raises the question of what would be a 'Free Tibet' led by a recalcitrant prophet in front of science and freedom of worship," the publisher said, while presenting a briefing of a feudal system decades ago under the Dalai Lama and the free primary education system in today's Tibet that has brought down the region's illiteracy.


Really not so 'zen': unmasking the real Dalai Lama

http://en.tibet328.cn/01/01/201109/t1007922.htm

09-16-2011   
   
Who is the real Dalai Lama? Rarely do westerners challenge him partly because he is so 'charming' and 'engaging'. To much of the Western world, he is the very embodiment of kindness and peace, a gentle robed figure with wisdom and limitless virtue. He smiles away all doubts and weaves a complex web of religion and politics that entraps his audiences wherever he goes. And people are so easily captivated and convinced by his 'remarks'.

But it's time to see through the veneer and find the real face of the Dalai Lama, which is not the pretty face westerners are accustomed to.

If you ever hold suspicion that the Dalai Lama is a doubledealer, suspect no more. He really is.

Recently a French writer Maxime Vivas' "Not So 'Zen': The Hidden Side of the Dalai Lama," the first book of its kind published in the West, refutes the long-time self-beatification of the Dalai Lama. This is the first book published from France, or even from the western world to expose the true face of the Dalai Lama. This new book goes in depth into the Dalai Lama's CIA/NED connections and the history of feudal theocracy in Tibet under the Dalai Lama's rule. And it objectively introduces and exposes the other insidious side of the popular 'Dalai Lama Phenomenon' through analyzing the statements, actions, and policies of Dainzin Gyaco (the Tibetan name of the Dalai Lama) in the past 40 years since he fled to India in 1959.

"It's been a while since news reports in France about Tibet were almost all in the same key", said Vivas. "My confusion and curiosity about Tibet prompted me to travel to Tibet in the summer of 2010 with a number of French journalists."
Besides, Vivas's visit to Tibet proved that its culture is not being destroyed and people have the freedom of religion. "The signs are written in Tibetan. Temples and monasteries are full and lots of people do praying on the streets. Religion is omnipresent," said Vivas.

The phenomenon in Tibet motivated Vivas to make a deeper observation on Tibet. He ended up with new findings of two absolutely different faces of the Dalai Lama: he always presents in front of the western people with "a smile, signifying the so called 'tolerance, pacifism, and infinite endurance to persecution"; and he always brows with a face of an exiled Tibetan aristocrat who has never given up his dream to resume his ruling and theocracy in Tibet.

It was mentioned that almost all materials Vivas Maxime has quoted in his book come from Dalai Lama's own speeches, interviews, and his own books in different times and places. Through research and comparing between  these materials, the author found that they are evidence to reveal the truth that the Dalai Lama's speculation, oblivion, treacherous, deceit and the refuse of overall check on him and the 'kingdom' he rules.

Besides, Vivas Maxime expressed his doubts on Dalai Lama's 'retirement'. After the Dalai Lama announced his 'retirement', those he met  in the US were all political figures, and what he talked about  in France were all political issues, which makes it so hard to believe that his statement of 'retirement' is true.

Meanwhile, Tibet under the Dalai Lama's rule  was no paradise at all, Vivas said, citing words from the Dalai Lama's memoirs to prove that the peasants back then were deprived of all human rights and had to do very heavy labor work. Even a slight show of disobedience would subject them to cruel punishment. "The Dalai Lama said that he had been forced to leave Tibet before he could have time to carry out social reforms, but according to his memoirs, in that same period, he had time to think about building a new palace in addition to the Potala Palace," Vivas said.

According to Vivas, the intention to write this book is to enumerate the self-contradictory words of the Dalai Lama and his supporters, and use their own words to kill their lies.
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Re: New book about Dalai Lama shows his true face
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2011, 07:43:19 AM »
You can see it here also:

http://dorjeshugden.com/wp/?p=9664

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Re: New book about Dalai Lama shows his true face
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 05:31:23 AM »
Sigh. Not another bloke who travelled through Tibet and assumes that just because someone spoonfed him information, that he has done the necessary "deeper observation on Tibet". Trouble with us Western-born and bred folk is that we are selective with the information we receive... lama sits on a skin cushion? He must be a cannibal, or at least cruel or evil. Cant be that hes meditating on impermanence and death, or Eastern mumbo jumbo nonsense. The lamas teachings and speeches contradicts? Cant be because theres a deeper meaning or another motivation for the contradiction.

Everything is taken on face value, and any other explanation that does not match our pre-existing notions of whats right and wrong are rejected.

Oh and funny that the two sources quoted in support of the book are pro-Chinese. Just saying.

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Re: New book about Dalai Lama shows his true face
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 11:38:46 AM »
Another person has taken side.  Good or bad, no doubt seeing how the westerners got so interested and exploring Buddhism is good news.  We practitioners clearly know that even taking a glance of a Manjushri or Avalokiteshvara plant a seed to get connected with dharma in the near future.  HHDL worked tirelessly for dharma, look at how many "westerners" love him, get benefited from his teachings and thousands of thousands people go for initiation.  How his movement benefited many families, friends and love ones...

If you are one of them, probably you'll love HHDL.  If you are not, probably you are accused of worshiping an evil spirit.  How ironic, either option you choose you get in touch with Buddhism.   It is amazing to see the spreading of Buddhism...  Believe HHDL is avalokiteshvara or not, or is Dorje Shugden an evil spirit or not.  We all need the dharma.  This is how the lamas work tirelessly to give us the dharma.  Like it or not, we all need some dharma in life.

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Re: New book about Dalai Lama shows his true face
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 02:24:14 PM »
The Dalai Lama has done tremendous benefits for Buddhist in general and has elevated the status of Buddhism, he has done so much to make Buddhism 'in'.
Looking through the books he has published and talks given by him, all these works are highly inspirational no ordinary person can fake it.

How many people in this world can command 70,000 crowd in the stadiums? Think about it.

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Re: New book about Dalai Lama shows his true face
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2011, 03:27:31 AM »
How many people in this world can command 70,000 crowd in the stadiums? Think about it.

U2 can ;D

Another person has taken side.  Good or bad, no doubt seeing how the westerners got so interested and exploring Buddhism is good news.

If you are one of them, probably you'll love HHDL.  If you are not, probably you are accused of worshiping an evil spirit.  How ironic, either option you choose you get in touch with Buddhism.   It is amazing to see the spreading of Buddhism...  Believe HHDL is avalokiteshvara or not, or is Dorje Shugden an evil spirit or not.  We all need the dharma.  This is how the lamas work tirelessly to give us the dharma.  Like it or not, we all need some dharma in life.

Speaking of sides, interesting point. My lama once said to me something to the effect of us Westerners always needing to have something to fight for. Its only when we feel weve been personally affronted, or that someones rights have been breached that we get passionate about the cause and fight for it. Im not entirely sure Buddhism wouldve grown so much during Lama Yeshes time if so many people hadnt been fighting against the status quo of "career, family and car"  by going away to 'find' themselves... likewise Protector practice now when we feel ours and others rights to practise it freely have been taken away.