An NKT blog actively engaged in the NKT campaign against The Dalai Lama and other Buddhists carried a story this September 22 (2008) about September 22, 1991, when Gyatso spoke to his disciples about the day's celebration of Buddha's return from Heaven,
"On this day we celebrate Buddha’s return from the desire god realm called Land of the Thirty-three Heavens, where he had been to visit his mother who had been reborn there.
Traditionally this day also marks the end of the summer retreat. Every year, during the summer months, Buddha did a three-month retreat with his disciples. His reason for doing this was to avoid harming insects and other animals.
If we go out a lot during the summer months we will naturally kill more insects and other animals than at other times of the year. The nature of Buddhadharma is compassion – an unbiased compassion that is not just for human beings but for every living being, including animal.
In fact, we should have stronger compassion for animals than for human beings because animals suffer more. Human beings have better conditions and are more fortunate than animals. Because animals have so much suffering and no freedom, out of compassion Buddhists should try not to kill or disturb them. So, for three months during the summer, Buddha advised his disciples to retreat, staying always inside and living carefully and conscientiously."
NKT violates this teaching every year, particularly this year (2008).
During the 3 months between June 22 and September 22, Gyatso sent bus loads of NKTites (spewing substantial diesel/jet/auto/coal fuel exhaust and other destructive green house gases widely and consuming substantial amounts of paper and plastic in the process) in protests against The Dalai Lama in Nantes (France) and in Bethlehem and Madison (Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the US respectively). Additionally, NKT held its Summer Festival in England where ironically Gyatso granted a Avalokiteshvara empowerment (the living emanation of Avalokiteshvara is The Dalai Lama).
The festivities killed at least hundreds of millions of living beings, all of whom incarnations that will eventually become humans and Buddhas and some of whom could have been Buddhas.
Must be one of those hypocritical commands, 'Do as I say, not as I do.'
Wouldn't it be wonderful if NKT believed these statements from its 2008 Summer Festival's Avalokiteshvara empowerment (again, The Dalai Lama is the incarnation of Buddha Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of compassion):
"Training in universal compassion is the very essence of Kadampa Buddhism. The best method for purifying (our mind) is compassion. Happiness depends on our mind"
Kyenrab (Gyatso's heir)
"We have many odd views (wrong views) because they are not in touch with reality. When things go wrong it seems it is all outside ourselves, it is somebody's else's fault. However, there is no creator other than our mind."
Such teachings contradict their delusion explosions over Shugden against The Dalai Lama.
The root of Gyatso's selfish Shugden fetish is his refusal to practice compassion in the world, preferring to merely meditate on it. His followers blindly and egotistically follow his faulty role model.