Monday, November 29, 2010

Dalai Lama receives the Mother Theresa Award for Social Justice

First of all, if you have not yet read the ground-breaking book, A Great Deception, it is a real page-turner. Everything is backed up and all facts consistent with the Western Shugden Society claims, and it contains a wealth of other material to do with the Dalai Lama that might raise your eyebrows. It is very well researched, documented, and written.

This book is not just about the Dalai Lama’s destructive ban against Dorje Shugden, though it puts that ban in the clearest possible context. It will prove to be historically very significant, signalling an end to the pollution of Buddhism by politics, by showing the utter corruption, power struggles, violence and deceit that have marked the government of the Ganden Phodrang since the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama, especially during the reigns of the 5th, 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas of Tibet. This book is worth reading even just for its chapter on the history and institution of all the Dalai Lamas, 1st through 14th.

Meanwhile, the Dalai Lama is still at it, and we will continue on this blog and our website, Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden, to call him on his deception and hypocrisy whenever we see it (if we can keep up). He was given the Mother Theresa Award for Social Justice in Delhi on Thursday 18 November. At a glittering ceremony at the Hotel Taj Palace, Bollywood actress Rani Mukherjee presented the award to the Tibetan leader.

In his address to the gathering, the Tibetan leader lauded India for its ancient tradition of Ahimsa (non-violence) and harmonious existence of various religious traditions for many years.

“India (is), I feel, the only country where major world religious traditions live together. Occasionally some problems happen, that’s understandable, over billion human being, some mischievous people always there.”

The Tibetan leader said India’s tradition of Ahimsa and religious harmony is not only an ancient one but also very relevant even in today’s world.

“So I myself lived in this country for 51 years, and I am carrying to various parts of the world these two messages, message of Ahimsa based on love and compassion, and message of religious harmony,” said His Holiness.

So why was the Dalai Lama given this award?

His championship of non-violence?

As it says in A Great Deception, page 220:

“Of all the lies that surround the Dalai Lama, surely the greatest is that he is the champion of non-violence.”

For example, during the Dalai Lama’s reign in Tibet, serfs were routinely tortured just down the hill from his grand Potala palace and he turned a blind eye. He spent a lot of time with Nazis. He wrote hymns to Chairman Mao. He was close friends with Shoko Asahara, the deadly leader of the Japanese AUM Cult. Newly declassified US State Department documents show that from the mid-1950’s to the mid-1970s there was an active and violent Tibetan resistance movement that was funded by the CIA with the full support of the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama was also responsible for the 2008 demonstrations by Tibetans in the lead-up to the Chinese Olympics that caused death and destruction to property. And that is not all you'll find out about if you read the book.

Moreover, the Dalai Lama has not once spoken out against the on-going violence inflicted by his followers on Dorje Shugden practitioners. Indeed, the Dalai Lama has encouraged disharmony and hatred with his words that, when it comes to him, “it might be justified for one or ten enemies to be eliminated”, leading to the Tibetan Administration’s Ten Most Hated Enemies of the Dalai Lama and Tibet and Wanted Posters being circulated throughout Tibetan settlements in India and Nepal. These give precise details of their names, families and living places and are clearly designed to encourage violence. There is plenty of documented violence against Dorje Shugden practitioners.

His championship of religious harmony?

One news report claims that he received the Mother Theresa Award for 'his commitment to human values, fostering inter-religious dialogue and the welfare of Tibetan people'; yet he doesn't even foster dialogue between Buddhists. He has managed to interfere in all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism, with disastrous consequences, as explained in detail in A Great Deception. The Dalai Lama has repeatedly failed to take up offers of discussion to resolve the conflict over Dorje Shugden; rather his public pronouncements have led to more bitter entrenchment and angry accusations towards Shugden practitioners. They are treated like criminals even though they have done nothing wrong.

On the subject of religious harmony, the Dalai Lama has caused religious DISharmony by banning the practice of Dorje Shugden and disparaging his own Teachers who promoted this holy practice. He is responsible for schism in the international Buddhist community because of the ban. Check out the growing number of news articles and programs that attest to this.

The Dalai Lama has denied human rights (the very foundation of social justice) to Dorje Shugden practitioners by ostracizing them from Tibetan society. In an enforced signature campaign by the Tibetan Government in Exile, Tibetans have had to swear to have nothing to do, materially or spiritually, with Shugden practitioners. Those who refused to give up the practice are still denied medical treatment, education and even freedom to enter shops run by Tibetans. Nor are they issued with travel permits because of their beliefs. This is a strange implementation of social justice that does not fit the definition!

Even those who obey his religious edicts have received no benefit from him. He has repeatedly failed to achieve any agreement with the Chinese government on the future of Tibet. Those in Tibetan communities throughout the world are under his power of his repressive theocracy where, ironically, there is no real freedom or benefit even though that's what he's being awarded for.

On the two messages that he claims to carry to the world -- non-violence and religious harmony -- his actions fall woefully short of his speeches. He 'talks a good talk', but unfortunately doesn't practice what he preaches to the masses.

Are there any valid reasons for giving the Dalai Lama an award for Social Justice?

It seems that the Dalai Lama garners awards simply for being the Dalai Lama and not for any other reason. These awards seem to be given for what people imagine the Dalai Lama is doing to benefit others. This must be so because the Dalai Lama, in reality, is doing the complete opposite of what he claims to stand for.

Through the publication of A Great Deception, may this charade be brought to an end, and Buddhism finally freed from pollution by Tibetan politics.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Great Deception - freeing Buddhism from political pollution

The latest edition of A Great Deception has just been printed, with some additions.

This book will be distributed widely by the Western Shugden Society. It clearly shows that the Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden is the manifestation of Je Tsongkhapa, who is the embodiment of the wisdom of all Buddhas. It also brings to light the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso's unconscionable actions in banning this beloved spiritual practice and persecuting its followers.

From the Preface:

The purpose of this book is to achieve the following four aims:

  • to liberate millions of innocent practitioners of the Buddhist Deity Dorje Shugden and their families from suffering;
  • to restore peace and harmony between Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners;
  • to re-establish the common spiritual activities of Shugden and non-Shugden practitioners; and
  • to free Buddhism from political pollution.

Achieving these aims depends solely upon whether the present Dalai Lama will accept the four points set out at the conclusion of Chapter 4 of this book.

The Dalai Lama wishes to ban Shugden worship in general; and in particular to remove Tibetan Shugden worshippers from their communities, and Western Shugden worshippers from the international Buddhist community. Since 1996 the Tibetan exile government has continually applied effort to fulfil these wishes. In February 2008 alone, 900 monks who are Shugden practitioners were expelled from their monasteries in India.

In 1996 the Tibetan exile government publicly decreed to the Tibetan communities of each country, including Tibet, that Shugden practitioners were their national enemies and were against the Dalai Lama's wishes. The decree stated that unless Shugden practitioners promised to stop Shugden worship they would not receive any official position or job, nor any help or support, even medical assistance, either from the Tibetan exile government or from individual members of the Tibetan community. Further, any connection at all with Shugden practitioners should be cut. Children of Shugden practitioners were no longer permitted to attend Tibetan schools, and Shugden practitioners themselves could not join community meetings, social events and so forth....

(... and the situation has gone from bad to worse.)