Gordon Brown is making a terrible mistake. The Dalai Lama has been invited to speak before a committee of MPs on 22nd May 2008 to give evidence about human rights abuses in Tibet.
However, the Dalai Lama himself, Nobel Peace Prize winner and supposed champion of human rights, is busy at work forcefully and unlawfully removing innocent Buddhist practitioners from the Buddhist community under the smoke screen of the Olympic Torch Demonstrations. In a world where the Western and American ideal is a separation of politics and religion to prevent abuses of power, the Dalai Lama is the very embodiment of the union of politics and religion, with dire consequences.
Right now he is forcefully and unlawfully removing Tibetan Shugden worshippers from the Buddhist community, saying that the Shugden worshippers are not Buddhists because they are worshipping a Deity called Shugden who he alleges causes his life span to shorten and interferes with Tibetan independence. At the same time, he is preparing to remove the Western Shugden worshippers from the Buddhist community for the same reasons.
Since 1995, the Dalai Lama has unceasingly inflicted heavy and unjust punishment on the practitioners of Dorje Shugden – all of whom are completely innocent practitioners. Using his people like an army, the Dalai Lama has destroyed all Shugden Temples and shrines, caused millions of people to experience inhumane situations and unbearable feelings of pain, and expelled all Shugden practitioners from the Tibetan community. He has separated innocent people from their families, friends and community. As a result of these actions, thousands of Shugden practitioners have been forced to become refugees for the second time in their life as they try to escape such inhumane actions that exist in this modern world by seeking exile in other countries.
Now, as recently as February 8, 2008, the Dalai Lama has expelled 900 monks from their monasteries. On January 9, 2008, he was invited to inaugurate a Prayer Hall for a large monastic community in South India. At this spiritual event, he publicly announced a "Referendum on the practice of Dolgyal (derogative name for Shugden)," and proposed a collection of votes on this issue with a deadline of February 8, 2008. Since when did the action of prayer become an object for political vote? And since when did voting become a 'yes' or 'no' game with colored sticks with no middle/neutral option for abstaining? And since when was an Identity Card necessary to authenticate if a person was deemed qualified to purchase food from a shop and receive the basics of life such as gas and education. Well, this is precisely the nature of the referendum held by the Dalai Lama, and the direct cause for 900 innocent monks being expelled from their monasteries in recent weeks and for non monastic people to be ostracized from their communities.
Most of these 900 expelled monks are very poor and have no place to go; they are crying and are full of fear. The Dalai Lama is clearly breaking the law by inflicting such blatant religious persecution. Making this difficult situation worse for the expelled monks is the message now being issued by the Dalai Lama's representatives to the Tibetan community: Any person who helps the Shugden people will receive similar punishment. Furthermore, anyone who dares not to follow the orders of the Dalai Lama is publicly denounced by his Ministers and declared to be a 'Chinese supporter.' Not satisfied with this, the Ministers then encourage groups of the Tibetan community to humiliate, discredit and ostracize the denounced persons.
Aware of the International public horror at these recent atrocities, which clearly stem from the single handed actions of the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan Prime Minister and other Officials of the Tibetan Government in Exile have started a campaign to distance the Dalai Lama from this referendum and its resulting inhumane victimization of a section of the Tibetan community. What deception! What hypocrisy! How two-faced!
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