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BEND, TWIST AND BREAK

NKT supporters believe that they have found more evidence against the Dalai Lama in the 2008 book by Alexander Norman, Secret Lives of the Dalai Lama: The Untold Story of the Holy Men Who Shaped Tibet, from Pre-history to the Present Day.

As usual, they misrepresent the truth and manufacture fake evidence...again for political purpose against the Dalai Lama. Genuine truth is a stranger with NKT.

Actually, the book illuminates "the historical struggle toward compassion and selflessness embodied in the Dalai Lama lineage....(the book) ultimately reveals a reality that is vastly more compelling than any romance of "Shangri-La" and provides deeper reasons for admiring Tibetan traditions...Engaging, accessible, and scrupulously fair in its treatment of the subject, perhaps its greatest merit is that it offers a new and rich way to appreciate the life and work of the present Dalai Lama...His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama is known to the world for his efforts to preserve Tibetan culture and for his inspiring spiritual teachings...(a) colorful history from which this most beloved of holy men has emerged."

In the Dalai Lama's book Forward, the Dalai Lama writes...

"(the author) brings out the human element in telling the story of the institution of the Dalai Lamas. He has gone to a great deal of trouble to explain how this lineage, commonly associated with Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva embodying compassion, is traditionally traced back to an ancient Indian origin and then how it later developed in Tibet...his narrative also shows how Tibetan religious culture developed into a system that faithfully preserves the most complete form of the Indo-Buddhist tradition extant in the world today. It is a tradition that derived principally from the great Indian university Nolanda."

NKT supporters attempt to pitch this book against the profound constructive impact that the Dalai Lama has had on hundreds of millions of people, perhaps billions. NKT supporters shun what the Dalai Lama has dedicated his life to - compassion and wisdom.

The book's author writes...

"The pronouncements of the Chinese government - that the Dalai Lama is a "splittist," a "liar", a "wolf in monk's robes" - seem inept to the point of hilarity. Is he not known everywhere for his tireless advocacy of peace...is not the Dalai Lama a "genius", the earthly embodiment of compassion?

(the Dalai Lama is) quite clearly someone who would sooner bless than curse his enemies; who, to the utmost of his ability, seeks to be at peace with everyone; someone who is patient; who is kind; who is neither boastful nor conceited; who is neither rude nor seeks his own advantage; who is always ready to make allowances, to trust, to hope, and, in adversity, to endure whatever trials may come his way.

Refusing every inducement to a life of ease, he has almost single-handedly kept alive the issue of justice for his people, despite the apathy of politicians and hostility of vested interests.

...we see that that the institution of the Dalai Lamas, far from being something remote and mysterious, is in fact a living link with a type of society that, if not entirely unique, is fast vanishing from view: a soceity in which kindness - not material wealth - is seen as the highest attainment of humanity."

NKT, along side China, despises the Dalai Lama and his symbolic representation of compassion. NKT calls the Dalai Lama a liar, a Nazi and even a non-Buddhist. NKT protests against the Dalai Lama and supports several web sites and thousands of Internet blog posts against the Dalai Lama, often endorsing China's overthrow of Tibet. NKT can't stand the truth. Instead, NKT pursues material wealth and political gain.

Consider the opposite of the Dalai Lama, the founder of NKT, who organizes angry, boastful, unkind, conceited, self aggrandizing and demeaning campaigns against the Dalai Lama.

Sadly, NKT has honed a skill to dissuade its followers with sugary promises of nirvana through Shugden, although for most only temporarily, from the truth about the Dalai Lama, Tibet and Buddhism.

 

FOOTNOTE:
From the book...

"Chenrezig's first incarnation in Tibet was as King Songtsen Gampo, whose likely dates are around 613-650. It was he who first united Tibet's disparate tribes and clans, forging his people into a fighting machine which came to dominate eastern Inner Asia for almost two hundred years.

Songtsen Gampo is chiefly remembered - and revered - by Tibetans for having been the person who introduced Buddhism into the country.

Although arguably Tsongkhapa (1357-1419) is, in both religious and political terms, the single most important figure in Tibetan history after Padmasambhava himself, and although the institution of the Dalai Lama could not have occurred without him, Tsongkhapa does not belong to Chenzerig's lineage. Instead, he is considered to have been an emanation of Majushri, Bodhisattva of Wisdom.

When he died, in 1419, Tsongkhapa had given Tibet not only a revitalized monastic movement but also, in the three great monasteries of Ganden, Drepung and Sera, a nucleus of power that would see the Gelug sect raised to political preeminence under the Dalai Lamas.

As time passed, the Gelug curriculum became increasingly rigid, while innovation of any sort was regarded with the deepest suspicion. It is not surprising that in due course there began to emerge a fundamentalist element that remains powerful to this day. Typified by dedication to Dorje Shugden, the protector deity linked to the murder of Lobsang Gyatso...Gelug fundamentalism constitutes something of a paradox, given the fresh look Tsongkhapa had taken of all that had gone before him."

NKT's founder began exporting his version of Shugden fundamentalism during the 1990s as a core element of his corporate strategy to build great material wealth by selling nirvana with his god creation, a westernized Shugden who rewards those who worship him with financial, relationship and disease cure rewards. NKT's founder's political mission is to bring back Gelug supremacy, which has declined over the last hundred years, relying heavily on taxpayer subsidies for his political campaign.

 

IRONY

NKT's founder uses the name Kelsang Gyatso, the name of the seventh Dalai Lama (1708–1757), who was also referred to as 'Meaningful to Behold', the title of one of the books of NKT's founder.

The seventh Dalai Lama (Kelsang Gyatso) wrote, "Of all activities, the supreme is that of transmitting the Dharma."

From Alexander Norman's book,

"It is devotion to the faith for which Kelsang Gyatso is chiefly remembered. Doctrinally, much of his effort was dedicated to revival of interest in the teachings of Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelug sect...Scholastically, he was instrumental in revising the system of examinations within the monastic universities...Kelsang Gyatso is particularly commemoratedas a teacher, most notably of the Third Panchen Lama, but also of many other lamas within the Gelug tradition...Yet his most attractive quality was his modesty. On the third day of the second month of the Fire Ox year - March 22, 1757 - Kelsang Gyatso "saw that his work for his disciples was complete." Sitting in meditation, he "absorbed his mind in the clear light of death and, arising from it, went to the Tushita Paradise, from there to send out emanations in accordance with the needs of the world.""

NKT's founder attempts to wear the seventh Dalai Lama's reputation, although while chastising Tibetan Buddhism as well as the Dalai Lama lineage as corrupt. NKT's founder failed to complete his university studies for the Geshe degree, although he awarded himself the degree and invented yet another charade - a westernized Shugden patterned on a Tibetan demon (unknown to the seventh Dalai Lama and Tsongkhapa) as co-savior with NKT's founder of Tsongkhapa's New Kadampa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, which NKT's founder claims is degenerate and an expression of Naziism.

(The seventh Dalai Lama was considered by Tibetans and the Chinese Kangxi Emperor as real, in contrast to the sixth Dalai Lama put into office for political purposes by the Kangxi Emperor, fourth emperor of the Qing Dynasty. The sixth 'Dalai Lama' was known for scandalous behavior and was removed from his position by the Mongol Khan, Lha-bzang Khan, in cooperation with the Kangxi Emperor.)