Double standards apply

The Dalai Lama is doing everything he is accusing everyone else of.

For example:

1. The Dalai Lama claims that Buddhism is degenerating into spirit worship by relying on Dorje Shugden, yet he propitiates (and has a whole temple for) a spirit claiming to be Nechung whom he relies on for advice.

2. The Dalai Lama accuses the Chinese of abusing the human rights of Tibetans, yet he is abusing the human rights of Dorje Shugden practitioners worldwide.

3. The Dalai Lama is accusing Dorje Shugden practice of being ‘sectarian’, even though he is being sectarian by banning the practice that was done by his holy Teachers whom he says are ‘wrong’.

4. He says that Dorje Shugden practice is causing problems in Tibetan society, but all such problems exist only because of the Dalai Lama’s actions of demonizing practitioners of this Deity, stiring up disharmony and causing divisions where no such divisions existed before by exploiting the issues of his health and the cause of Tibetan independence, which he has no intention of achieving anyway.

5. He says that Dorje Shugden practice is divisive, but he has divided the Sangha, something that has never happened before in the history of Buddhism on this scale. Geshe Sopa said when he attended the demonstration in Oxford that what the Dalai Lama has done is worse than what the Chinese did, because the Chinese could not divide the monks, but the Dalai Lama has managed to do so.

6. He is trying to enforce his ban of Dorje Shugden in Tibetan society, and in Buddhist society in general, saying that people are not listening to him; when he has refused for over ten years to listen to the petitions of Western Shugden practitioners who simply want religious freedom for all.

There can surely be no greater example of the ugly results of mixing religion and politics than the Dalai Lama’s present actions of destroying a pure spiritual tradition.

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6 thoughts on “Double standards apply

  1. Here’s another one. The Dalai Lama accuses Shugden practitioners of having ties with Beijing, even though Shugden practitioners have no ties with Beijing.

    However, it is a known fact that the Dalai Lama has a long history of ties with the CIA and the White House.

    USA – State Department Website:
    http://www.state.gov/www/about_state/history/vol_xxx/337_343.html

    Even the Tibet House in New York has received funding from the CIA.

    Dear goldenmala, thanks for this – much love, Lineageholder

  2. Why is the BBC or CNN not investing time and money into this story?

    Where are the brave journalists willing to break the spell of the Dalai Lama over the world’s media?

    Come on you journalists! You say you want the truth. You say you want stories “in the public interest”. Well here is a mammoth story….let it roll!

    BTW you will probably need bodyguard protection for the rest of your life!!

    Hmmmm….maybe that is the reason no-one’s doing anything in the big media? Too scared!? No that can’t be true can it?

    But then some of the the Dalai Lama’s followers behave like the mafia so…you never know. There is a great list of people who have lost their liberty due to questioning the Dalai Lama’s behaviour.

    Still, if journalists believe in truth – where are they?! Come on out of the woodwork and do the work. Do your job….please!

  3. Unanswered Questions for the Dalai Lama and his Followers

    1) If it is appropriate for the Dalai Lama to decide what spiritual practices are appropriate, and seeing clearly that such a decision causes divisiveness, why are the reasons he cites for the ban on Dorje Shugden not being supported by the teachings of Buddha? What sutras specifically dictate the need for invoking spiritual bans? If the ban is not politically motivated there must be an authentic spiritual basis for this action. The teachings of Buddha address all possible delusions that sentient beings are capable of generating, therefore, please cite the sutras that necessitate imposing the ban on Dorje Shugden.

    2) Why is the Dalai Lama consistently patient, apologetic, and conciliatory toward the Chinese and not Dorje Shugden practitioners? The Dalai Lama has never acknowledged any email, petition, fax, phone call, telegram, or verbal request, nor has he ever granted an audience to anyone wishing to try and solve the Shugden controversy. However, he makes effort to engage the Chinese at virtually every opportunity. Please explain this double standard of engagement.

    3) The Dalai Lama says that Dorje Shugden practitioners are free to ignore his ‘advice’ and continue to practice their faith. How is this possible when his government, his siblings, his personal friends, and representatives of Buddhist traditions that he controls, at every opportunity, disparage and attack Dorje Shugden practitioners? What basis is there to believe that Shugden practitioners have freedom? The Dalai Lama has said:

    “Everyone who is affiliated with the Tibetan society of the Ganden Phodrang government, should relinquish ties with Dhogyal. This is necessary since it poses danger to the religious and temporal situation of Tibet. As for foreigners, it makes no difference to us if they walk with their feet up and their head down. We have taught Dharma to them, not they to us…

    ‘Until now you have a very good job on this issue. Hereafter also, continue this
    policy in a clever way. We should do it in such a way to ensure that in future generations not even the name of Dhogyal is remembered.”

    (From a speech delivered July 14th 1996, in Caux Switzerland)

    Since the Dalai Lama has expressed an intention to utterly destroy the practice of Dorje Shugden, please explain the nature and type of freedom such practitioners shall enjoy.

    4) Johan Candelin, director of the World Evangelical Fellowship’s (WEF) Religious Liberty Commission, invited the Dalai Lama to meeting in Helsinki on June 20, 1998. One of the topics discussed was the persecution of Christians in Sri Lanka by Buddhists. The Dalai Lama said that any Buddhist who persecutes Christians “misunderstands the true nature of Buddhism.” Persecution is defined in the Random House College Dictionary (def. 3) to mean:

    “A program or campaign to exterminate, drive away, or subjugate a people because of their religious or moral beliefs or practices.”

    If persecution of Christians is inappropriate and contrary to the true nature of Buddhism, why is the persecution of Shugden practitioners been not only acceptable, but advocated by the Dalai Lama? How can any reasonable person not consider the Dalai Lama’s words and actions to be hypocrisy in the extreme? Please clarify that persecuting Shugden practitioners is not hypocrisy.

    5) The Dalai Lama freely admits that previous to his ban he was a practitioner of Dorje Shugden. He also composed a prayer to the deity entitled, Melody of the Unceasing Vajra, which is subtitled: ‘A Propitiation of Mighty Gyalchen Dorje Shugden, Protector of Conqueror Manjushri Tsongkhapa’s Teachings, by the Supreme Victor, the Great 14th Dalai Lama.’

    Since the Dalai Lama is considered to be infallible and a fully enlightened being, how can these completely opposite beliefs be reconciled? Should we understand that the Dalai Lama was a faulty being when he practiced this deity in the past? If so, how is it that he can be considered to be faultless now? Enlightened beings cannot become more enlightened with time, nor can their perfect state degenerate. Moreover, such a pure being is omniscient, and would know indubitably that such a reversal of belief would cause tremendous confusion and problems. A flawless being should be able to provide a coherent, logical, and plausible explanation for this contradiction. The Dalai Lama has yet to provide such an explanation. Please explain how the Dalai Lama’s reversal on Dorje Shugden can be considered anything other than the confused and mistaken action of an ordinary being.

    6) For nearly four centuries the deity Dorje Shugden has supposedly caused harm to many people. The Fourteenth Dalai Lama claims that since the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama, Dorje Shugden has caused not only a consistent degeneration of Buddhism, but many other serious problems. If this is true, why is it not possible for any of the reincarnations of the Dalai Lama to subdue this being? It is claimed that each of the Dalai Lamas are successive manifestations of the Buddha of Compassion (Chenrezig). There are many accounts of high Lamas subduing malevolent spirits in Tibet, yet the succession of ten Dalai Lamas cannot accomplish a similar feat. Practitioners of Dorje Shugden claim that he is an enlightened being, and therefore impossible to subdue. Please explain the failure of these ten Dalai Lamas to subdue Dorje Shugden. Please explain the failure of thousands of high Lamas to do the same.

  4. Dalai Lama accuses Shugden practitioners of having ties with Beijing, this is a political thing. Shugden practitioners are requesting religious freedom and human rights from persecution by him and his followers. Shugden practitioners can freely have their own individual political view without interference. If Shugden practitioners are required to have only one political view such as Dalai Lama and his followers do, then Shugden practitioners are using religion as an excuse or tool to suppress political view of the people. Politically, their will be more and more Tiban Shugden practitioners evaluate between Dalai Lama and his followers, and Beijing government to see which is better, but it has nothing to do with practicing Shugden. We do not want to suppress someone’s political view. If someone wants to have ties with Beijing then it is that person’s decision. What about his CIA tie? double standard.

    Why is the BBC or CNN not investing time and money into this story? Because BBC and CNN are 100% behind or supporting Dalai Lama and his followers; the reason is, this Hollywood style celebrity monk is so famous in both political and religious circles. If BBC and CNN involve or say things in neutral way, they will get tons of phone calls from Dalai Lama’s followers. All those colleges in the western world where Dalai Lama’s followers are attending, they require these colleges to support Dalai Lama on whatever his is doing, if not these colleges will be under the pressure of China. If this Hollywood style celebrity monk is going to the western countries all the colleges (with his followers in them) and political leaders have to receive him with open arms, otherwise they would be under the pressure of China. He is talking tolerance, what he and his followers do is a one way street no tolerance of any kind.

    The teachings of Buddha are to enlighten all sentient beings. Is this Hollywood style celebrity monk doing the same? Monk’s job is to help spread the words of Buddha’s teachings and nothing else. I saw it on TV about ten years ago; in California a person asked the celebrity monk on his view about gay people he could not answer it. Now if someone asks him about god the creator, he would say “I do not know if there is a creator or not”. He is switching back and forth. One time he says something about god other time he would say he does not know if there is a creator or not. This is a basic Buddhist teaching, we do not believe in creation.

    This Hollywood style celebrity monk engages the Chinese because he is still regarding himself as the head of Tibetan government both inside and outside of Tibet. There is intolerance for anyone voice objection on his position as head of Tibetan people in both politics and religions. If you have objections you will be persecuted. That was what happened in Tibet since the great 5th Dalai Lama. Intolerance in his action.

    Since the Dalai Lama is considered to be the fully enlightened being, he should say and act that way. That means he would have compassion to all sentient beings and not having such thing as evil spirit (evil spirit is also sentient being) or harming Tibetan course, since his opponent both in religion or politic is also a sentient being. This Hollywood style celebrity monk is really a real monk? Let us judge on our own.

    Thanks

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