False Accusations Against the Innocent

There are many followers and representitives of the Dalai Lama who wish to make Shugden practitioners look like evil (violent) spirit worshippers in the public eye. However, there is no evidence that Shugden practitioners are violent or spirit worshippers.

So how can they make Shugden practitioners look like evil spirit worshippers without any evidence? Make it up.  And that’s exactly what they do.

The prime minister of the Tibetan Government in Exile, Samdhong Rinpoche recently said:

The Shugden and the Chinese are obviously allies…Their cults all over the world are financed by the Chinese…people are afraid of Shugden violence. They are like terrorists, they will stop at nothing, everyone knows this.

Have they provided any valid evidence that Shugden practitioners and the Chinese are allies or that Shugden practitioners are financed by the Chinese? No. These are just negative accusations that have no evidence supporting them.

There are millions of Shugden practitioners all over the world and the only evidence the Tibetan Government in Exile has to support that Shugden practitioners are violent is the murders of Lobsang Gyatso and his two attendants in 1997. No one has been convicted for these murders, and there is no valid evidence linking these murders to Shugden practitioners. Yet Samdhong and other Tibetan officials repeatedly claim that Shugden practitioners are violent in nature. Their inability to provide any valid evidence of this violence, in fact, proves the opposite. It proves that they are lying in an attempt to destroy the reputation of Shugden practitioners worldwide.

In a 1997 Newsweek article Robert Thurman said:

It would not be unfair to call Shugdens the Taliban of Tibetan Buddhism.

This statement proves one thing. That Robert Thurman will say absolutely anything on behalf of the Dalai Lama. Even if it means telling blatant lies.

A German Newspaper recently stated that Shugden practitioners engage in animal sacrifice. This accusation is about as ridiculous as Robert Thurman’s accusations in 1997. The “religious expert” who is the source of this accusation wished to remain anonymous.

From the New Kadampa Truth site:

We might ask what such an “expert” is scared of. To appear to be manipulated by the Dalai Lama’s Private Office? To be sued for libel? When asked for evidence or even instances of Shugden practitioners sacrificing animals, the journalist could not give any. This was not the most rigorous example of “investigative journalism”.

It appears that the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan Government in Exile follow the view of the Russian communist leader Vladimir Lenin, who said “A lie told often enough becomes truth”.

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3 Responses to “False Accusations Against the Innocent”


  1. 1 Manjushri's Sword September 5, 2008 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks for drawing attention to the hypocrisy and lies of the Tibetan Government in Exile – it is they who will stop at nothing to accomplish their goal of destroying Je Tsongkhapa’s tradition just so the Dalai Lama can be the head of Tibetan Buddhism. What a worthless worldly ambition, but so much of value stands to be lost.

  2. 2 Nicholas Keeble September 8, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    It is really important that the many happy NKTers act to counter NKT survivors and Tenzin Peljor. Perhaps we should have a similar website to recount the wonderful experiences I and many others have had in the NKT. It is a shocking website, all the more shocking because of the level of lies and mis-truths contained within it. I for one would be more than happy to present a very positive account of how the NKT has benefitted my life, so would my family and friends. Please keep up the good work. My prayers are with you.

  3. 3 kay October 13, 2008 at 9:26 am

    How can I express the benefits Geshe-la has brought to me. I feel so fortunate, so incredibly fortunate to have met him and so thankful to my previous incarnations that created the causes to have this wonderful Buddha in my life. How sad that so many people are being influenced by the lies and delusions of others, and especially by the man who is known as the Dalai Lama. How is it possible that he is even a Buddhist.


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