Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Apartheid at Ganden Monastery due to the Dalai Lama's ban of Dorje Shugden

This new wall at Ganden monastery in Southern India was built in March of this year. It has no gate, no entryway along its entire length. It is designed only to separate, to divide monk from monk. It stands nine feet tall.

At first the wall was planned to be just five feet tall like all the other walls on the property. But many monks complained. They argued that the Shugden practitioners could still be seen from the windows of the higher floors of adjacent buildings. They should not be able to be seen—none of them. No-one wanted even to breathe the same air as them. So higher the wall became—reaching nine feet—an ugly reminder of religious apartheid spreading through Tibetan society due to the Dalai Lama's actions.

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1 comment:

Test said...

This actually sounds worse than "separate but equal."