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NKT'S THEATER OF THE ABSURD

As NKT pontificates its superiority over all other forms of Buddhism because of it's unique Shugden idolatry, NKT promotes its fiction that the Dalai Lama is evil and a liar, possesses little knowledge of Buddhism, is not a Buddhist, is little more than a Hollywood actor and is a fake Dalai Lama, i.e., the Dalai Lama is not a Dalai Lama regardless of the last 70 years of Tibetan recognition including that of Kelsang Gyatso's primary teacher.

While Kelsang Gyatso has little recognition outside his sect and does nothing beyond his rebelous sect, the Dalai Lama is...

praised by hundreds of millions of us, virtually every government (except China), virtually every school of Buddhism, virtually every Tibetan monastery, thousands of academic researchers, countless print and broadcast media, the Nobel Foundation, hunreds of thousands who have listened him directly and millions of us who have read any of his dozens of books

reverered in Tibet as a holy being, reincarnation of Avalokiteshvara, Bodhisattva of Compassion, and reincarnation of the linage of Dalai Lamas - the spiritual and temporal leaders of Tibet for over 300 years

called upon to recognize Tibetan Geshes and reincarnations of leading spiritual lineages in Tibetan Buddhism

recognized as a leading spiritual and political leader (standing for compassion and harmonization and as head of state of Tibet and the Tibet Government of Exile since 1959)

recognized as a strong supporter of all forms of Buddhism

recognized around the world for his diverse charity work

invited around the world for interviews and to speak at religious ceremonies, conferences on Tibet, Buddhism and compassion

notably active and prolific in giving Buddhist teachings to the widest array possible of general and monastic audiences

applauded for the financial support that he help raise for Buddhist study and research, school and monastery construction and administration, and support for individual practioners

recognized as a critical benefactor for foundations promoting ethics and peace

recognized for his partnerships with projects of oneness, happiness, nonviolence and non-sectarian/non-denominational charities

the subject of numerous movies, documentaries, books and beneficial news stories

Even the Shugen monasteries in Tibet revere the Dalai Lama.

From the distant shadow of this remarkable-but-humble man, NKT snickers, attacks, calls him names, trivializes his life's work and all those who appreciate it, boasts ultimatums, praises China's rule of Tibet, claiming that Tibetans are better off with communist Chinese rule than Tibetan self rule, and sponsors several web sites and encourages its bloggers to demonize and threaten the Dalai Lama.

While NKT concentrates on itself, the Dalai Lama reaches out to everyone in real and palpable ways.

Kelsang Gyatso and his self cherishing NKT cult are the antithesis of the Dalai Lama and his ecumenical outreach to cherish others. A comparison between one who has done little with one who has done a tremendous amount, between one who worships and protects an angry spirit with one who lives and spreads the message of Buddha.

At 74 years of age, the Dalai Lama's output for humanity is as high as it has ever been.

However, not good enough for Kelsang Gyatso and NKT.

The abbots and clergy of Sera Je monastery perhaps say it best...

"His Holiness The Dalai Lama is the undisputed leader of the six million Tibetans and a world renowned Buddhist leader as well as a respected statesman of great charisma for which he was awarded the prestigious 1989 Nobel Peace Prize among many others. His genuine concern for the welfare of the Tibetan people, the weak and the down trodden and his teachings on compassion to bring about a more humane and harmonious world and his call for the protection of all forms of life on our planet and their habitat in the form of what he termed as ‘Universal Responsibility’ has caught the imagination of the world and is held in great esteem by virtually the whole world irrespective of their religious affiliations or political ideology.

However, it is a measure of profound sorrow that a so called “Geshe” Kelsang Gyatso and his English supporters have embarked upon a ruthless smear campaign to tarnish the International stature of His Holiness The Dalai Lama in the name of alleged “religious persecution”. It is nothing short of blasphemy in the eyes of the overwhelming majority of the six million Tibetans.

It is nothing but a crude form of debasing the Dalai Lama for his own selfish ends...We have nothing but pity for your ignorance...Why not mind his own business and do what he likes in his own bigoted kingdom?

Actions speak louder than words and we are under no illusion with whom your sympathies are despite your statements to the contrary. The Tibetans all over the world were deeply distressed by your attempt to portray the Dalai Lama as a “ruthless dictator” an “oppressor of his own people” and smash his International stature so that the Tibetan struggle will be like a rudderless ship tossing helplessly in the sea of international intrigues and treacery. From where did you borrow your vocabulary to malign the Dalai Lama? Are they not straight from the Chinese propaganda dictionary?

These days, [in Kelsang Gyatso] the demonic cloud of overwhelming arrogance displays itself with a mass of deluded pride, like a bat who thinks he is above the sky…. This demon with broken commitments…. burns with the flame of unbearable spite towards the unsurpassed omniscient 14th Dalai Lama, the only staff of life of religious people in Tibet, whose activities and kindness are equal to the sky.

...Kelsang Gyatso who is today a pariah in the Tibetan community...

We advise him to accept the fact that he is an ordinary being and stand no chance whatsoever to challenge the Dalai Lama. He is not even a Geshe. The so called “third Buddha” is a figment of imagination conjured up by his fawning desciples as a propaganda tool to attract more people to his centre and that it should not go to his head.

Kelsang himself has transgressed the eight shortcomings of relying wrongly upon his own spiritual master H.H. The Dalai Lama. According to the circular released by the Sera Jhe Tsangpa Khangtsen, to whom Kelsang belonged, he had received both sutra and tantric teachings from H.H. The Dalai Lama when he was in Tibet. He had received the fifth Dalai Lama’s Lamrim Jampel Shalung at the Norbu Linka summer palace and the Kalachakra Initiation in 1956 from H.H.The Dalai Lama which incidently was the first Kalachakra initiation by the fourteenth Dalai Lama. As it were, there is simply no question of his not being a desciple of H.H. The Dalai Lama but he has ignored this aspect and launched a blistering attack on the Dalai Lama in the name of “religious persecution” along with his gullible followers. The outcome of all this attempt to denigrate the person of the of Dalai Lama by Kelsang clearly transgressed his spiritual relationship with the Dalai Lama and though he has mentioned in his letter that “all of us are destined to go to hell”, we are in no doubt that he will infact be the one who will land in hell.

We have therefore stripped him of his membership from our Sera Jhe Dratsang since the holy scriptures have clearly prescribed to evict such apostates who will foul the Sanga community’s spiritual purity and serenity and will have a negative influence for the whole community. Owing to the above reasons contained in the holy Tantric treatises, the Sera Jhe Dratsang’s Abbot and ex-abbots, Reincarnations of holy Lamas, Geshes, and the House Masters of the fifteen different Houses unanimously decided to strip Kelsang Gyatso of his membership in the Sera Jhe Dratsang and his own House had earlier done the same.

He states that for the last eighteen years the Dalai Lama has done nothing!!! His hatred towards the Dalai Lama obscures him from seeing any merit of the Dalai Lama...It is not the fault of the holy Buddha, nor Lama Tsongkhapa nor H.H.The Dalai Lama but the beholder like Kelsang Gyatso whose demonic instinct get the better of them...He is an object of pity and nothing else.

We sincerely hope that the cult leader and his fanatical supporters go through this and think twice before their vitriolic outpourings on the holy person of the Dalai Lama. We believe you would trust the Chinese version more than ours and because of this we took the liberty to quote from the Chinese communist periodical. It would be even better if you would care to go through the whole article and you will be surprised that even the Chinese communists have far greater respect for the Dalai Lama than cult leader Kelsang Gyatso and his cultists in Cumbria, England!!! What’s more, if any one disagrees with his “pure” cult, he gets the boot...But with Kalsang anything goes, after all he is the “third buddha” in the British Isles.

His venomous invectives against the Dalai Lama is unbecoming of a Buddhist...

The sacrilege he was committing by banning the photos of the Dalai Lama and even the utterance of his name in the premises of his cult kingdom. It is an unheard piece of news which every Tibetan will condemn with the severest indiction. The motivation behind this act was, he was now planning to wean away innocent, unsuspecting, young minds towards his cultist school called the “New Kadampa Tradition” which imposes a ban on Tibet’s Spiritual and Temporal leader the Dalai Lama and thus undermine his authority even in the exile community. His single minded motivation now is to undermine the authority of the Dalai Lama and maroon the Tibetan people. This is unacceptable to the six million Tibetans and we will challenge him for this.

In his apparent ecstasy, he even disowns being a Tibetan and works against the very people where he was born.

His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, is the embodiment of the compassion of all Buddhas, the golden flower in the land of snows, Tibet, the form of the deity who has appeared in Tibet, the representative of Buddha Shakyamuni, the spiritual leader of all Buddhists in the world, and the great advocate of non-violence.

For those who come from the land of snow mountains, to find in His Holiness our sacred source of refuge for this and future lives is truly our inborn nature, like our eyes which give us sight and our innermost heart.

(referring to Gyatso)...Possessed by a terrible demon, without shame, embarrassment, or modesty, he doesn't have even the slightest care or concern for any of the commitments of the three vows [pratimoksha, bodhicitta, and tantric] which he undertook.

He continuously broadcasts blatantly shameless mad pronouncements, attacking with baseless slander His Holiness the Dalai Lama, whose kindness for us, the people of Tibet, has been greater that the Buddhas of the three times. These unimaginable statements which defame the name of His Holiness have created an urgent adverse situation which no Tibetan can tolerate.

Therefore, all those connected with Sera Je College, lamas and tulkus, abbots, former executives, senior and junior geshes, together with the leaders of the individual khangtsen [regional houses], all together, in agreement, with one voice, hereby proclaim that on this day, August 22, 1996, Kelsang Gyatso, the one with broken commitments and wrong view, is cast out with the "ritual nine expulsions," and is thereby banished from this place, and the being a part of the rule of our College.

This means that we request all of our brothers and sisters, the Tibetan people inside and outside Tibet, to completely sever any relationship with him. Concerning the practice of worshiping divine protectors at this Monastery in particular, the protector who was directed by the previous great masters to advise, command, and look after our Monastery is the Dharma protector Dregpa Chamsing [Dregs Pa lCam Sring). Aside from this protector there has traditionally been no worship of Dolgyal [Dorje Shugden].

These days, we keep in the honored position on the crown of our heads the instructions of our Government, the great Ganden Potrang. Therefore, all sangha who reside here, as evidence of their commitment not to worship the protector Dolgyal, have freely signed such a pledge, and offered it before the clear eye of His Holiness. Beyond that, anyone who is not blind should be able to comprehend this with their ordinary eye of understanding and mind of attachment and aversion; as they say, no one needs a lamp to make things clear in the light of the sun and moon."

Kelsang Gyatso chose a self-destructive path. While he attempts to associate himself with a lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, his postulated lineage will ultimately end.

While NKT has a succession plan for its 'spiritual' director, NKT has no respectable prospect for a lineage holder; specifically, NKT's director will be Kelsang Khyenrab approximately August 2009 and Kelsang Dekyong a couple years later - neither of whom are adequately prepared to be recognized by anyone as lineage holders.

NKT is a dead end.