World Media Investigates…Dalai Lama Soon to be Taken to Court

 

The news report below is worth watching, whether you are a Buddhist practitioner or not. For years now nearly everyone has been denying that there is a religious ban in place on the practice of Dorje Shugden in the Tibetan community. A ban put in place only by the Dalai Lama. Although this was a practice done by the Dalai Lama’s own teachers who were respected throughout the different traditions and showed the best of Buddhist examples, the Dalai Lama is currently causing all Shugden practitioners to be treated as outcasts within their own communities and monasteries. To see shop and restaurant owners putting up signs saying no shugden practitioners reminds me of one thing, namely the lead-up to the second world war when in Italy and Germany signs began appearing in shops reading “No Jews.” Shugden practitioners are being denied identity papers and are steadily being denied more and more rights within their home towns under the control of the Tibetan Government in Exile. I wish that the blame for this could simply be passed off onto that Government alone however the whole drive behind this anti-Shugden campaign has the Dalai Lama behind it at every turn.

I am reporting on this because I am a Dorje Shugden practitioner and I believe in religious freedom. Almost everyone in the international Buddhist community who knows of the Dalai Lama is living in wilful denial at what is going on. Within the Tibetan community in Exile if you are any other type of Buddhist, or a Christian, Jew, Muslim, Atheist, ..whatever then you can go and attend teachings, receive empowerments go in shops and restaurants as you please. You can get travel permits and find employment etc.. However if you are known as a Shugden practitioner then the following list I have given are now facts of life – if you doubt this please just do the research:

You cannot work in any part of the Government (TGIE)     

You cannot work in any part of the Health Service            

You are not allowed in the Tibetan Youth association        

You are not allowed in the Womens association                

You are not allowed to remain in many monasteries         

In those monasteries you can stay in you are totally segregated for example by a dividing wall, which also prevents you eating with others                                       

You cannot be a judge or juror                                        

Your goods are not bought at marketplaces                    

You are not welcome in many shops                                

You are not welcome in many restaurants                         

Pictures of you are often put up in public accusing you of receiving funding from China 

Whenever you argue or try to stand up for your rights you are accused of being in league with China

Just because of your religion you are accused of wishing to harm the Dalai Lama             

Just because of your religion you are accused of harming the Tibetan cause                     

As a group, Shugden practitioners are accused of being terrorists without evidence or trial

As a group, Shugden practitioners are accused of being murderers without evidence or trial

and the list just goes on,

All these things are facts, and some you can see in the above news report – including the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Prime Minister acknowledging such things are going on, as if they are fair, whilst adding on unfounded and random accusations that  – well these Shugdens are murderers, and some are terrorists and some start fires don’t you know! –  (remember the Dalai Lama used to be a Shugden practitioner as were his saintly teachers)  

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2 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. This sums it up pretty well, thanks.

  2. […] In a report entitled World Media Investigates….Dalai Lama soon to be taken to court by newkadampabuddhism, the following useful list of prohibitions and accusations against Dorje […]


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