Monday, January 4, 2010

Dalai Lama - the God-King

Revisit this video, which deftly provides a clear and succinct analysis of the Dalai Lama problem. Around 200,000 people have seen this video at various places on YouTube.


Coqui said...

Thanks for putting this up! Good use of visuals to put things into perspective. Imagine indeed having one person in control of your material and spiritual life for 68 years, and no recourse to challenge this unless you are very brave. Luckily there are some very brave Gelugpas who are prepared to stick their necks out and say 'Enough'. Let's stop this appalling hijacking and corruption of Buddha's teachings by the Dalai Lama. Buddha renounced his kingdom, clearly indicating that political power and religion should not be mixed.

Edison said...

Timely to put this video up now with the publication of the new book A Great Deception. Add the previous Dalai Lamas into the mix and it is clearly high time for a change in government ;-) Eight years under Bush felt long enough - what about hundreds of years rule by the 'same' person?!

Dharmaprotector said...

Google "Buddhism and Politics" by Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda Maha Thera.

There are gems throughout, especially the last line.

Lineageholder said...


Thanks for the link, what a great article! I can't help but quote the last line, since you mentioned it:

"..if a Buddhist wishes to be involved in politics, he should not misuse religion to gain political powers, nor is it advisable for those who have renounced the worldly life to lead a pure, religious life to be actively involved in politics."

Dalai Lama take note!

Thom said...

"If we’re ‘nice’ but Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition disappears from this world because we weren’t wise or brave enough to use strong, wrathful actions, it will be a disaster and a tragedy.

Right now, only we stand in the way of this happening.

We must act as an offering to our Gurus to protect the precious doctrine that Buddha and many others gave their lives for many times.

This is our offering to our Gurus and all sentient beings ."


Thom said...

Dear friends,

Would a Tibetan speaker kindly listen to this: (from the Voice of Tibet website)

and give an English translation? Apparently the Dalai Lama said something about Dorje Shugden recently, presumably at his teachings in Bodhgaya.

Thanks for your help!

Thom said...

Tibet Sun newspaper highlights Dalai Lama’s discrimination against Shugden Practitioners

08 Jan 2010 12:35

The Tibet Sun newspaper has highlighted the Dalai Lama's discrimination against Shugden practitioners and how he transgresses the Indian laws against Deity discrimination and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

The article describes the Dalai Lama's recent public teachings in Bodh Gaya. People of all faiths - christians, hindus, jews - were welcomed... with one notable exception. As the Tibet Sun indicates, Shugden Practitioners are not allowed at the teachings. By publicly discriminating against this one group of people, the Dalai Lama has ostracized them and made them pariahs within their own communities. Encouraged by the Dalai Lama's repeated public attacks on them, the Tibetan government and other Tibetan organisations have denied Shugden practitioners travel documents, access to medicines, places of worship and other basic human rights.

What is the heinous actions these Shugden practitioners have engaged in? Only that they believe in their deity and teachers and do not wish to abandon their faith.

Article 25 of the Indian Constitution, governing 'freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion' demands that 'all persons are equally entitled to freedom of conscience and the right freely to profess, practice and propagate religion.'

Being barred from the Dalai Lama's public talks and blessings is just one manifestation of the Dalai Lama's discrimination. For Shugden practitioners the consequence of freely professing, practicing and propagating their faith is that they are excluded from the exile Tibetan society and lose their livelihood. They are shunned by their neighbours and barred from any public office within the exile community.

Article 2 of the United Nations Declaration On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Intolerance And Of Discrimination Based On Religion Or Belief adopted by the General Assembly in 1981 says: 'No one shall be subject to discrimination by any State, institution, group of persons, or person on the grounds of religion or other belief.'

Over a thirty year campaign the Dalai Lama has completely taken away Shugden practitioners' basic human right of religious freedom. He has instigated a systematic discrimination against this group entirely on the grounds of their beliefs.

What is most shocking about this news is how brazen the Dalai Lama has become in enforcing his discrimination. Bodh Gaya is the place of Buddha's enlightenment, a spiritual heart of India - a nation devoted to religious tolerance and harmony. In such a sacred place, in complete defiance of the laws and principles of the land that have sheltered him for six decades, the Dalai Lama continues his crusade to remove Shugden worshippers from the world.

The Western Shugden Society asks the world to take note of the Dalai Lama flagrantly discriminating against one group solely on the basis of their religion. You can read the original Tibet Sun article here. To find out more about the Dalai Lama's persecution of Shugden practitioners read the history of the ban.

Anonymous said...

Thom, the article from the Tibetan Sun, is that a translation or are you reviewing the article and commenting on it?

Thom said...

yes! I think so!You can repost wherever you like or delete them as you wish.

Thom said...

The protests, writings, websites against the ban must have some affect on the Dalai lama it seems from his most recent statements.

Strange that people once that played music together in the Mellancamp Band, now support one or the other two Buddhist Center in Bloomington.

Someone should enlighten the other. They are nice people, but have been deceived and I feel somewhat responsible for having given the Center the land that Dalia abuses with his lies and deceit.

You know back when we were struggling to obtain visas for the Shugden Monks, no easy matter and they threw up all kinds of problems, even for young Trijang Choktrul Rinpoche. The point is,it took effort and time. Not one visa just flew in the door. Similarly, we all must seize this time to do something until it gets done. I am sure there are others who do not post or say anything here or there,but we need your help and your voices. Speak up, sign in, something to let us know you are there.
We were not a majority when we declared the Declaration Of Independence that brought the Foundation for Human Right across the world, we were a small minority and we fought until we won and kept going and so far have taken on many tyrants and depots. This one came hidden as Wolf in Sheep Skin and deceived the best of us, we so naive not to see this santimonious theocratic tyrant that enslaved millions for hundreds of years, the envy of the Nazis, so tight was his reign. Millions suffered and were denied the Emmancipation Proclamation for another hundred years. If he were a being of compassion, say just a normal human being showing compassion. Why would he not have freed the Serfs, all 95% of the people suffering under his Instituion? Surely he could see with this number, that things were not right and could have changed it.
Only now that the spotlight is on his face,does he carry on his lies. What else does he have to loose afterall,why not carry the ruse as long as people buy it.
Hey China, give us a hand. Bring out the Panchen Lama and show the world how he shines.
Strange that the Lama at the Tibetan Cultural Center called me up and promised to visis and become my friend.He guaranteed it. He even sent me long orange silk katas and some other stuff. However he disposed of his email account and never said another word. How strange!
Maybe, I'll have to start posting in Bloomington again to get his attention and let him know we mean business and he had better arrange the debate or I'll really get on his case, even though I have nothing against him. He is a servant to an illusive Master and supposedly spent time in prison and also does not like women. Or so his people said at Norbu's funeral.
No peace for depots.
Once again, I issue the challenge. We Debate the Dalia Lama in Indiana to seal his fate and expose his lies for all times.

Anonymous said...

Excellent video. Congratulations.