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Go On, Break Your Samaya

Any Dorje Shugden practitioner with an active online profile will know that we are often faced with vitriolic and abusive comments online. These range from how Dorje Shugden Practitioners receive Chinese government funding, to our supposed inferiority as Buddhists because we are not Tibetan, to how we worship spirits. Another frequent comment runs along the lines of: Don’t believe your guru, he’s not a real Lama. He’s trying to trick you so stop listening to him. I’m telling you this out of compassion. During one particular online conversation just a few weeks ago, this comment was directed at me over and over again. It was not the first time I had heard this – “friends” have written to me asking me to consider a different Lama who is “clean” and politically correct because my root Guru is teaching me how to rely on a spirit. When told this, Shugden practitioners usually ask the speaker to show compassion and to focus on their own Buddhist practice instead. That Dharma is about mind transformation – our own mind transformation – and not about looking at others and blaming them. That if they are so compassionate, why not include Dorje Shugden practitioners in [...]



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