Posts Tagged 'spirit'

The Dalai Lama’s Lies about Dorje Shugden

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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Spirit Worshippers?

Buddhist practitioners in the New Kadampa Tradition are commonly labeled as spirit worshippers for their reliance on the Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden. The Dalai Lama’s own teacher Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang clearly refuted false claims about Dorje Shugden. But, the Dalai Lama chose to abandon his Spiritual Guide and now he destroys the reputation of Trijang Rinpoche while publically giving teachings which he received from him. Trijang Rinpoche was the most highly regarded Gelugpa teacher at his time (1901-1981). The Dalai Lama has recently been giving Gelugpa teachings around the world. While at the same time, he is claiming that Trijang and all the Gelugpa lineage gurus of the last 300 years were spirit worshippers by saying the Dorje Shugden is a spirit. 

The Dalai Lama and Guru Devotion

From the New Kadampa Truth website:

Truth: Not one single person in the NKT worships a spirit. It is superstitious, uninformed and offensive to suggest that they do.

Some people suggest that NKT students and teachers are so stupid that they don’t even know they are worshipping a spirit but think they are relying upon a Buddha. This is both patronizing and ignorant.

Read the full refutation of this smear: NKT Worships a Spirit