Thursday, September 25, 2008

Dorje Shugden saved the Dalai Lama's life

This video shows evidence that it was Dorje Shugden whom the Dalai Lama relied upon for advice when fleeing Tibet in 1959.

It used to be common knowledge that Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden was responsible for the 14th Dalai Lama's escape from Tibet. This was until it became an inconvenient truth in the face of the Dalai Lama's ban of the practice of Dorje Shugden. It was edited out, to be replaced with the more politically expedient lie about it being the state oracle Nechung who helped. But the truth will always out, and there are still a few people alive today who remember the facts clearly and who have spoken about them for the record.

To find out more about this, visit, which gives the account of the Dalai Lama's translator Helmut Gassner who knew many of the people involved in the escape, and also, which includes an interview with one of the people who witnessed it.

The Dalai Lama's tutors were Dorje Shugen practitioners, and so were most of the Gelugpas around the Dalai Lama as he grew up. He himself was a Dorje Shugden practitioner until he was in his forties. Dorje Shugden practitioners helped the Dalai Lama in Tibet in many ways and for many years, even before this historic escape.

And then, after they had fled into exile, these Gelugpa Lamas were famously loyal and helpful to the Dalai Lama in the Tibetan exile community in India. For years they helped in the rebuilding of the community -- re-establishing monasteries, schools, hospitals and so on. They never considered themselves enemies of the Dalai Lama. 

As one of the comments on the unofficial Western Shugden Society blog says: 

"I was present at a few of the Western Shugden Society demonstrations. There was an old Tibetan man who was sitting in a chair at the very front demonstrating with us. Another Tibetan explained to me that this old man used to be one of the Dalai Lama's body guards, and that he helped the Dalai Lama escape to India. I remember him saying something like:

"We always protected the Dalai Lama, and now he says we try to harm him." 

It is very sad that someone who was at one time so devoted that he would have given his life for the Dalai Lama now has to demonstrate against his policies."

The Dalai Lama's ban of their religious practice is an inconceivable betrayal of their trust, aid and friendship. It makes no sense at all, except in a political arena where power means more than friendship and truth.

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