There are a couple of sites worth visiting regarding the Dalai Lama Controversy. Thomas Hochman, from Albuquerque, New Mexico wrote an interesting series of articles about the controversy and the site Heart Jewel – Standing up for the Middle Way has been redesigned. It’s looking sharp. Check out these sites if you haven’t already.
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Below is the beginning of an article posted on the Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden Blog today titled ‘The Cult of Dorje Shugden or the Cult of the Dalai Lama’
The Dalai Lama’s big lie
“In an interview with NEWSWEEK earlier this month, the Dalai Lama expressed his worries about the Dorje Shugden. “That cult is actually destroying the freedom of religious thought,” he said.”- Newsweek April 1997
“The problem with Dolgyal practice is that it presents the spirit Dolgyal (Shugden) as a Dharma protector and what’s more tends to promote the spirit as more important than the Buddha himself. If this trend goes unchecked, and innocent people become seduced by cult-like practices of this kind.” – The Dalai Lama’s Advice Concerning Dolgyal (Shugden), June 2008
This shows that in ten years, nothing has changed. The Dalai Lama is consistently using this derogatory term in relation to Dorje Shugden practice and practitioners, throwing mud that he hopes will stick so that Buddhists who have faith in him will also share this view. He uses the term ‘cult’ to dismiss the practice and humiliate those who practise it, but — as with most of the Dalai Lama’s pronouncements – few of his fervent followers have checked to see if there is truth in what he is saying.
Read the full article: ‘The Cult of Dorje Shugden or the Cult of the Dalai Lama’
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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.”
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This unofficial website is a compilation of responses to the allegation of sectarianism on the part of the New Kadampa Tradition and its founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. By collecting together direct quotes from his published works, formal interviews, and even public debates, this website aims to show how the New Kadampa Tradition is actually non-sectarian. I wrote the first section to help us understand Geshe-la’s middle way between sectarianism and syncretism. – dharmaprotector.org