Why can’t we be friends?
Before the unethical ban against the spiritual practice of Dorje Shugden, all the teachers are friendly, they are in contact and support each other. There was much harmony and everyone was focused on bringing the Buddha dharma to many. They often met up with each other, or in communication and even attended each other’s events. The harmony was palpable, beneficial and everyone was united. You an see here how Lama Zopa Rinpoche comes to one of Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche’s events in Nepal. How warmly they greet each other and there is so much spirituality radiating from this blessed picture. Now because of this unethical ban against Shugden, these lamas are not allowed to meet although they have the same root guru, same practices, same lineage and same monasteries. They cannot meet only because one practices Dorje Shugden and one claims not to. That is the only reason. Because of the unethical ban against Dorje Shugden the whole Tibetan Buddhist world is divided until now. Those who wish to practice Dorje Shugden are not allowed to participate or be friends with those who do not practice Dorje Shugden. What is incredible is why are Tibetan Buddhists divided by religion? How can one be segregated due to one’s religious choice? Buddhists must embrace all, show compassion to all sentient beings. May the ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners end soon so that there will be unity, harmony and friendship again based on compassion, acceptance and universal freedom of religious choice without discrimination or recriminations of any kind. May all be harmonious soon.
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