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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED DEMON EXPOSÉ

This one got by NKT's lawyers. A book about NKT's icon and politics, the demon king Shugden.

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The Dalai Lama and the King Demon

The English edition has just been released (June 2013, 416 pages), readily available at amazon.com. The first edition was published in Italian in 2008.

Once again, a journalist reveals that NKT's 'religion', business and politics are based on a 400 year old demon known as Shugden.

From the book's description...

"The Dalai Lama himself, determined to combat the sectarian outlook fostered in the name of the “king demon” by a group within the clergy of the Gelukpa school of Tibetan Buddhism, reveals to Bultrini hitherto secret religious and historical details regarding the impact of the cult. Recent events and developments seem to bear out his perspective, since many Gyalpo Shugden followers have found common ground with the Chinese authorities. The links between these renegade lamas and the Communist regime are becoming stronger, creating an alliance aimed at removing all traces of the Dalai Lama’s lineage from Tibet’s future. This is the first major exposé of this intriguing struggle at the heart of the mysticism and politics surrounding the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan quest for freedom."

NKT is sectarian and determined to erase the Dalai Lama lineage and Tibet's struggle for freedom. Sadly, NKT followers rarely learn of this before they are scarred by NKT themselves.

About the triple murders at the hands of Shugden the book's author, Raimondo Bultrini, writes...

"Superintendent Rajeev Kumar Singh of the Indian police...goes over every step of the crime and identifies its perpetrators as members of an exclusive cult dedicated to a demonic spirit with fearsome earthly powers.

The investigation takes us back to the beginnings of the cult in the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama...

The (current) Dalai Lama discovered as an adult that his tutors and religious instructors were part of a network of power based on the cult of Gyalpo Shugden...

The cult of a ferocious "king demon", called "Dolgyal" by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and "Shugden" by its proponents, has become a major weapon in the arsenal of those members of the government of the People's Republic of China who think their livelihood depends on making an enemy out of one of China's potentially best friends, namely the Dalai Lama.

There seems to be a general consensus from all sides that the Dolgyal/Shugden king demon arose from the death of the reincarnate Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen in the mid-seventeenth century.

Gyalpo Shugden became the bonding element of a barely concealed pact among the most orthodox Gelukpas, whether monks, nuns, or lay people determined to hinder the policy of opening up and modernizing Tibet, desired by the Thirteenth Dalai Lama.

But while the Fourteenth (current) Dalai Lama strove to strengthen unity and received teachings from masters of various schools, the orthodox Shugden devotees mounted a blatant sabotage of his ecumenical efforts.

Both Phabongka and Trijang could be considered heads of a new lineage that raised Shugden to the rank of a principal protector of the widespread Gelukpa tradition, even though this spirit had not even existed when the school was founded in 1400. According to his devotees, he appeared in the time of the Fifth Dalai Lama, in the mid-seventeenth century.

According to Tibetans, this term (gyalpo), literally "king", refers to one of the eight classes of demonic beings who can create obstacles such as diseases or accidents.

Today, the followers of Gyalpo Shugden maintain that their protector has been charged with the responsibility of punishing those who transgress and break their commitments to follow the gradual path indicated by Atisha and Tsongkhapa.

Because of this sectarian attitude - which may sometimes have been expressed in violence that went beyond words - the cult of Shugden, from the time of its arising in the seventeenth century, was the cause of division and conflict...

At the age of thirty-eight Drakpa Gyaltsen (born in 1619) died in mysterious circumstances, perhaps from an infection disease, perhaps suffocated by a scarf...In his autobiography, the Fifth Dalai Lama writes that Drakpa Gyaltsen's death resulted from an attack by a demon, and "because of his distorted prayers," he was himself transformed into an evil spirit.

After a long illness attributed to a lack of respect for his commitment to Shugden's admonition to practice only the pure doctrine, Phabongka spread the cult of the spirit among aristocracy and also in the great monasteries of central and eastern Tibet...Their efforts clashed with those of the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, who deliberately sought to expose the cult...The Thirteenth Dalai Lama forbade any Gelukpa dignitaries from coming to his deathbed and left a terrible prophecy in which he predicted religious persecution and the Chinese invasion of Tibet.

The NKT's school for aspiring Buddhist masters turns out teachers as if by means of an assembly line, using precise, unbreakable, didactic rules. Foremost among them is the requirement to learn by heart the teachings of Kelsang Gyatso, described as "the Third Buddha." The severing of all links with Tibetan Buddhism's traditional organzations...began slowly and continued relentlessly with the marginalization of all the old members (of Manjushri Center) of Lama Yeshe's original association. Letters were sent to one family who had followed the teachings of another lama, forbidding them to frequent NKT centers. The same ban applied to one of the trainee teachers who refused to repeat, parrot fashion, the lessons of Kelsang Gyatso."

NKT followers are advised to get out of the cult...for their sake, their families' sakes, Tibet and Buddhism.

NKT's sugar coating a demon, Shugden, helps no one (although it has assisted NKT's taxpayer-funded quest for wealth and politics).