NKT has proven itself to be a ferocious protector of Shugden, the most determined in history. NKT spends significant charitable donations, labor and a range of resources for its number 1 cause, protecting Shugdenism, NKT's "main practice."
The credibilty of Shugdenism and its foundation are, therefore, vitally important.
According to a prolific Shugdenite, "Dorje Shugden was enthroned as the protector of Je Tsongkhapa’s teachings by the 11th Dalai Lama."
The 11th Dalai Lama is hardly more than an asterisk in history. The 11th Dalai Lama was born in 1838 and was recognized as the Dalai Lama in 1840. He was enthroned in the Potala Palace in Llasa, Tibet on May 25, 1842 and in 1846, at the age of eleven, took the novice vows of monkhood from the Fourth Panchen Lama. He assumed full power on the request of his government on March 1, 1855. However, he died less than one year later (January 31, 1856), thus becoming the third successive Dalai Lama who died at too young an age to consolidate his power.
"During the period of the short-lived Dalai Lamas—from the Ninth to the Twelfth incarnations—the Panchen was the lama of the hour, filling the void left by the four Dalai Lamas who died in their youth." (The Fourteen Dalai Lamas: A Sacred Legacy of Reincarnation, p. 175. Glenn H. Mullin.)
Thus, the 11th Dalai Lama died when he was 17 years old. Perhaps he elevated Shugden late in his reign, or perhaps, it was earlier.
In any case, such a monumental elevation contrary to the teachings of Tsongkhapa and Buddha Shakyamuni by someone no older than 17 years old hardly provides a credible foundation for NKT's monumental battle/grasp for Shugden.
NKT rests its fate on this futile foundation?
NKT's story keeps getting weirder and weirder.
NKT confuses propitiation of spirits and recognition of a Buddha. Firstly, wrathful spirit gods are NOT Buddhas. Secondly, that some in the Gelug and Kagyu schools propitiate (appease) Shugden does not equate with Shugen being a Buddha. Shugden is a wrathful spirit tamed by propitiation to purportedly protect Dharma. The record indicates that Shugden has harmed Dharma probably more than 'anyone' in history. Finally, identifying Shugden as a protector or a Buddha for that matter was based on visions and dreams, not Buddhist teachings.