Dear Dalai Lama, please read this
I do not like nor enjoy conflict of any sort. Why would anyone enjoy conflict? I enjoy having a good relationship with others as much as possible. But sometimes a situation is so bad, many people are suffering because of it and it’s hard to stand idly by and pretend nothing is happening. I have been practicing the holy protector Dorje Shugden for over 30 years. It was given to me by my root teacher His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. It was given to me for no other purpose except for spiritual purposes. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had passed away at 81 and he had practiced Dorje Shugden his whole life. He was bestowed this practice by his root guru also and who practiced for his whole life and so on. This lineage stems back 400 years. Suddenly we are told with weak reasonings that Dorje Shugden is negative, harmful and will hurt His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tibet and the Tibetan people! You mean for four hundred years so many great lamas and practitioners were fooled by Dorje Shugden to think he was good and only suddenly now he is bad? That does not make sense at all. How can so many great lamas be fooled? Not possible.
Many families are torn apart by this. The ban instituted by the Tibetan Leadership (CTA) headquartered in Dharamsala, North India has instituted this ban against Dorje Shugden for the last 20 years. They say those who do not practice Dorje Shugden may not associate with Dorje Shugden people. Amazing as that sounds, that is the situation. Dorje Shugden people had to break away from their monasteries of Sera, Drepung and Gaden re-established new monasteries because suddenly after a lifetime of being in their home monasteries, they are not allowed anymore because they continue to practice Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden people may not attend any activities by the Tibetan exiled government (CTA), nor join public events with others Tibetans. The children of Dorje Shugden practitioners may not attend any Tibetan schools. Dorje Shudgden followers may not enter into Tibetan hospitals or any facilities. Even restaurants and shops may not be entered into and signs are posted barring them. This is modern religious apartheid and prejudice based on religious discrimination. Pure discrimination straightforward. Why is the Tibetan leadership discriminating against a group of their own people? They like to say untrue as it is that Dorje Shugden people are minorities. All the more so we should not discriminate against a religious minority. All request for talks and discussion are refused completely. It’s basically their way or the highway.
Recently, I have been open and vocal about my practice. As a result I am attacked and threatened online and insulted daily by Tibetans and their non-Tibetan friends whom I have never met. I don’t know them nor they know me. Yet they can attack me only because I practice Dorje Shugden in the 21st Century. These non-Tibetans who attack me and many other Shugden people online are from countries that are democratic and they enjoy full religious freedom. I say, if there is no ban or discrimination, then why am I attacked and insulted online daily just for my religious beliefs? Who started this negative rhetoric against Dorje Shugden practitioners? Of course the Tibetan leadership. The Tibetan leadership can easily publish online and issue instructions to the Tibetans not to discriminate against Dorje Shugden practitioners. If they did so, the attacks would stop overnight and so will the discrimination. But they don’t and they remain quiet.
So these picture messages (memes) are to educate and highlight the heavy-handed discrimination that we as Dorje Shugden practitioners are experiencing worldwide among so many of us, many of whom are without a voice. I am not qualified to be their voice, but I voice for myself and them. I wish no disrespect to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the CTA or any persons. But I would like the unjust ban against Dorje Shugden to stop immediately and harmony to be restored like it was prior to the ban. I have no ill-feelings toward His Holiness the Dalai Lama; in fact, I miss seeing him. But H.H. the Dalai Lama said any persons of any religion (including Wiccans, witchcraft, voodoo, Satanists, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Taoists, Shintos, etc.) can attend his talks, but only Dorje Shugden people must stay away. I was indeed saddened by this. Why are we the only ones and targeted?
I wish no harm to His Holiness whatsoever. I would like to request humbly for the unjust ban against the worship of Dorje Shugden to end. I fold my hands in respect and offer a white clean and pure khata to His Holiness the Dalai Lama and beg him to lift the ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners. Please instruct your people to stop discriminating against Dorje Shugden practitioners please.
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For more interesting information:
- The Dorje Shugden category on my blog
- Dorje Shugden: My side of the story
- HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s biography
- To Sum It Up
- The 14th Dalai Lama’s prayer to Dorje Shugden
- Can Tibetan Lamas Make Mistakes?
- Will the Dalai Lama agree with this?
- Appeal to H.H. the Dalai Lama
- My plea to His Holiness the Dalai Lama
- What He Can Do For Us
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