Friday, July 11, 2008

New Reports of the Dalai Lama's Persecution of Dorje Shugden Practitioners


1. July 7, 2008: Appeal from Save Tibet Group

It is apparent that Dorje Shugden organization, whose face is as thick as elephant’ skin, is engaged in sinful actions of criticism and so on against His Holiness the Dalai Lama who is the eye and soul of Tibetan people, when he travels to the western countries. On this crucial time, the organization keeps evil touch with Chinese government, the chief culprit of all Tibetan. And the Dalai Lama is our sole object and a leader, to whom we share our plight.

We appeal you to cut any ties of buying and selling foods in restaurants and shops with whoever has connection to this Dorje Shugden organization that chooses enemy and forsakes friend.

Save Tibet Group

2. March 19, 2008: Mundgod oath

All the people of Mundgod Tibetan Village No 5 never practice Dorje Shugden and have taken the oath. My name­­­ from now, from my side, never worship Dorje Shugden, am taking this oath generally in front of the Three Jewels and especially Mahakali.

3. February 2, 2008: Monastery Identity Card Form

All the residents of Geden Jangtse Thoesam Norling Monastery will be issued a fresh Identity Certificate (ID Card). However, before issuing the Identity Card the resident monk has to fill the necessary Forms and sign stating that I am not a practitioner of Dorje Shugden. If resident monk does not agree to sign the form, the Monastery will not issue Identity Card to him what-so-ever.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

In view of these evil policies, it is definitely understandable what kind of suffering is being subjected by Shugden followers. We should find a legal solution, or the covert persecution will lead to generation to generation. Frankly speaking, people don't care your problem, if there is nothing to do with them. And we should be united despite difficulties, to save the teaching of Lama Tsongkhapa.

adam said...

In general it may be a little over-optimistic to expect people to care a great deal about the fate of a few hundred monks in South India, for example, but there are other features of this issue that make it noteworthy. Firstly the identity of the person instigating this persecution - the Dalai Lama -should make it a matter of public interest.

Also, with some ethnic and religious conflicts the hatred and distrust between the two sides is so deeply entrenched that people are inclined to write the whole thing off with remarks such as "they'll always hate each other", but in this instance a conflict and division has been created as a result of the vanity and wounded-pride of one man - a particularly absurd and unnecessary state of affairs.

Thirdly, I think that people care about fairness, and would identify this as a case of clear unfairness.

In general I remain optimistic that this is a 'story that could be sold', and that people who learn about it will want the Dalai Lama to end this insane persecution.