Religious Apartheid in India

It’s not new information that Dorje Shugden practitioners in India are being persecuted by the Tibetan Government in Exile in its draconian attempts to completely stamp out the practice, but recently the Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden blog posted a number of new accounts of such discrimination.  Sadly, this proves that while Western practitioners of Dorje Shugden have freedom to practice, Tibetan practitioners of this Deity in India have to be very strong and endure much hardship whilst being under constant pressure to give up their practice.

If you are a Dorje Shugden practitioner:

  • You are effectively banned from attending the Dalai Lama’s teachings
  • You cannot work in any part of the Government (TGIE)
  • You cannot work in any part of the Health Service
  • You are not allowed in the Tibetan Youth association
  • You are not allowed in the Womens association
  • You are not allowed to remain in many monasteries
  • In those monasteries you can stay in you are totally segregated for example by a dividing wall, which also prevents you eating with others
  • You cannot be a judge or juror
  • Your goods are not bought at marketplaces
  • You are not welcome in many shops
  • You are not welcome in many restaurants
  • Pictures of you are often put up in public accusing you of receiving funding from China
  • Whenever you argue or try to stand up for your rights you are accused of being in league with China
  • Just because of your religion you are accused of wishing to harm the Dalai Lama
  • Just because of your religion you are accused of harming the Tibetan cause
  • As a group, Shugden practitioners are accused of being terrorists without evidence or trial
  • As a group, Shugden practitioners are accused of being murderers without evidence or trial

and the list just goes on. This is due directly to the wrong view of the Dalai Lama who believes that the practice is harmful and has caused a schism in the Buddhist community because of it.

Where is the evidence?

How has the Dalai Lama’s actions created the unity amongst the Tibetan people that he said was one of the main reasons for his instigating a ban?  Instead he has created a bitter division.  Also, It’s hard to square the actions of his Government with his public pronouncements to practise love, compassion, tolerance and to talk to others to resolve conflict and dispute.  Where is his love and tolerance for Dorje Shugden practitioners?  Instead he says:

“I used to worship Shugden. The spirit was very fond of me. However, I realized it was a mistake. So I stopped. Recently monasteries have fearlessly expelled Shugden monks where needed. I fully support their actions. I praise them. If monasteries find taking action hard, tell them Dalai Lama is responsible for this. Shugden followers have resorted to killing and beating people. They start fires. And tell endless lies. This is how the Shugden believe. It is not good.”

Where is the evidence?

Here are the links to the posts.  They make uncomfortable reading:

A response to “India Update – Present Situation” on Tenzin Peljor’s anti-Shugden blog

The story of 16 young Tibetan refugees in Nepal and India

Dorje Shugden practitioners denied medical care and friendship

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3 thoughts on “Religious Apartheid in India

  1. Thank you for this post. I have been thinking about the same points.

    In fact, I have a test on one of what it seems another lie by the Dalai Lama:

    1. On one hand, the Dalai Lama has a number of speeches on democracy, freedom and tolerance.

    In short, the Tibetan government would be a democratic one according to the Dalai Lama, at some point [in the near future I hope].

    2. On the other hand, the Dalai Lama does not want anyone in the Tibetan communities to practice Dorje Shugden and that when he leaves someone will carry on this wish. (That some of us call by it name: “ban”)

    3. Now the test is, how can his wish will be fulfilled? How can the above can happen in a democratic society?

    4. Then we perhaps have “Good news” or “Bad news”.

    Good news for all except the Dalai Lama: the Dalai Lama’s wishes cannot be fulfilled in a democratic society and everyone (even the Dalai Lama followers) would be able to believe and practice whatever they want, including the practice of Dorje Shugden.

    Bad news for all except the Dalai Lama: the Dalai Lama is lying, there will never be a democratic Tibetan Government, and nobody would be able to believe and practice anything but what the Dalai Lama directs.

    And more bad news: the Dalai Lama has his own interpretation of a “democratic” society, perhaps a “middle-way” between the democracy and dictatorship… and Tibetans would end believing that they are free but must do what the Dalai Lama say.

  2. [Same post with less typos:]

    Thank you for this post. I have been thinking about the same points.

    In fact, I have a test on one of what it seems another lie by the Dalai Lama:

    1. On one hand, the Dalai Lama has a number of speeches on democracy, freedom and tolerance.

    In short, the Tibetan government would be a democratic one according to the Dalai Lama, at some point in the future [in the near one I hope, for the benefit of all].

    2. On the other hand, the Dalai Lama does not want anyone in the Tibetan communities to practice Dorje Shugden and has said that when he leaves someone will carry on this wish. (That is what some of us call by its name: a “ban”)

    3. Now the test is, how can his wishes will be fulfilled? How can the above happen in a democratic society?

    4. Then we perhaps have “Good news” or “Bad news”.

    Good news for all except the Dalai Lama: the Dalai Lama’s wishes cannot be fulfilled in a democratic society and everyone (even the Dalai Lama’s followers) would be able to believe and practice whatever they want, including the practice of Dorje Shugden.

    Bad news for all except the Dalai Lama: the Dalai Lama is lying and there will never be a democratic Tibetan society, and nobody would be able to believe and practice anything but what the Dalai Lama directs.

    More bad news: the Dalai Lama has his own interpretation of “democracy”, perhaps a “middle way” between democracy and dictatorship… and the Tibetans will end believing they are free but that they must do what the Dalai Lama says.

  3. The reason of this ban, according to information from youtube, was that one of lama of sect has opening said that the presence of Han Chinese in Tibet, has enhanced the development of Tibetan economy and culture.
    The dispute shows what kind of government run by DL really is and will be in the future; dictatorial democracy. LOL

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