Below is part of a teaching that Geshe Kelsang Gyatso gave about Dorje Shugden at the NKT Summer Festival in 2006.
“You know that it is quite common that, nowadays, people are used to saying Dorje Shugden is a problem. Dorje Shugden has no problem at all! No problem. He is an enlightened being who is completely free from samsara’s problems. The ‘problem’ is a human problem, created by political people. These people created this problem to fulfill their own wish, not for any benefit, but their own wishes.
We should never allow ourselves to be discouraged, no? We can do this by concentrating on the truth. Now, I need to tell the truth! This is my job, you know! Otherwise, who would do this? No one has freedom, only me. So, the truth is as follows.
Dorje Shugden is a Dharma Protector who is a manifestation of Je Tsongkhapa. Je Tsongkhapa appears as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden to prevent his doctrine from degenerating.”