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Disingenousness

Disingenuous: not truly honest or sincere, giving the false appearance of being honest or sincere

This is the central theme of NKT.

February 25, 2016 NKT announced that it would stop protesting against the Dalai Lama December 1, 2015. That's right, you read the dates correctly.

"The Directors of the International Shugden Community previously announced that from 1 Dec 2015 they had decided to completely stop organising demonstrations against the Dalai Lama. Now, from the 10th March 2016 the International Shugden Community itself will dissolve, including its websites. May everybody be happy. Len Foley"

Len Foley is a long-time teacher of NKT. (this linked essay was written several years ago)

Simultaneous with NKT's announcement, NKT's Len Foley published a new attack against the Dalai Lama, entitled "False Dalai Lama, Stop Changing Buddhism into Political Gain."

Teacher Foley claims,

"His actions are causing immense suffering to all these people and threaten the very survival of pure Buddhism...But while the world fetes the Dalai Lama as a great Buddhist leader the truth is that through his lies and deception he is destroying the spiritual heart of the Buddhist religion and transforming it into a vehicle for naked personal ambition and political gain. In his pursuit of political dominance he has imposed a global ban on the traditional Buddhist practice of Dorje Shugden...By changing Buddhism into political gain through lying the Dalai Lama will destroy pure Buddhism. This is why the ISC are demonstrating against him and calling upon him to ‘stop lying.’ (ISC = NKT) The Guardian article also quotes Kate Saunders the Communications Director for the International Campaign for Tibet as saying, ‘The protesters are from an extremist religious group that is aligned with the political agenda of the Chinese government in Tibet to undermine the Dalai Lama and enforce allegiance to the Chinese Communist party.’"

Shugden is nowhere near the heart of Buddhism, named after Buddha Shakyamuni 2,500 years ago, 2,000 years before the esoteric Shugden sect was created. Kelsang Gyatso transformed this sect into a cult. Shakyamuni never taught Shugdenism, if anything he represents the polar opposite. The Dalai Lama is retired, he has no political ambition. The Dalai Lama is the polar opposite of dominance. Shugdenism is the polar opposite of Buddhism.

Notably, NKT's founder Kelsang Gyatso in 1998 promised that NKT would stop protesting against the Dalai Lama because Shugden was an internal Tibetan political issue. This promise out to be false also. Now, NKT promises to stop the protests as of December 1, 2015. Also false...NKT has protested against the Dalai Lama many times since.

There is no ban other than NKT's ban of the Dalai Lama's books and those of any Buddhist inside NKT (other than the purported Buddhist Kelsang Gyatso). While the Dalai asks those who worship Shugden not to receive Buddhist empowerments from him, there is no ban. Otherwise, how could the the largest Shugden organization, NKT, have thrived into great wealth and with lucrative protest rallies?

I have studied tens of thousands of pages of documentation about NKT's imaginary ban and hate of the Dalai Lama. I can find no credible support for NKT's position. While I would not be considered a follower of the Dalai Lama, I deeply respect his life, his gifts and the numerous honors bestowed on him for about 80 years by Tibetans, millions of others, hundreds of universities, dozens of governments, hundreds of authors, hundreds of Buddhist Lamas and organizations, and those who awarded him the Nobel Peace Prize.

Currently, NKT claims for its upcoming festival May 27-June 1, "Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Je Tsongkhapa..." (pricey travel packages are being sold)

False again.

Tsongkhapa, Tibetan Buddhism's most prolific writer, never discussed Shugden. For Tsongkhapa, Shugden did not exist nor did this myth protect anything.

Notably, Tsongkhapa's vast array of writings are banned inside NKT.

Shugdenites lament Shugden because, according to NKT mythology, he was murdered by the Fifth Dalai Lama. However, Shugdenites believe "At last, weary of incessant intrigues and complots, bSod nams grags pa decided to leave the world voluntarily. He called his chief disciple and informed him of the decision he had taken, requesting the pupil to burn his body after the death...the lama suffocated himself by stuffing a ceremonial scarf into his mouth." The myth then claims that Shugden arose to take revenge against infidels. In 1991, Kelsang Gyatso created a 'new tradition' based on this mythology and began attacking Tibetan Lamas, Tibetan Buddhism and Tibet - all corrupt according to Kelsang Gyatso.

There was no murder 400 years ago as NKT claims. It was suicide. According to the esoteric mythology, Shugden was a wrathful emanation of bSod nams grags pa, NOT Tsongkhapa.

There is no ban. There is no NKT truth. Only NKT envy.