His Eminence Sakya Gongma Rinpoche on Dholgyal (Shugden)





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Published on May 13, 2008

His Eminence Sakya Gongma Rinpoche on Dholgyal (Dorje Shugden)

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Derek Roberts
If we have put faith in someone such as the Dalai Lama, it is always hard to accept that it is possible that they have done something badly wrong. Simple logic shows that so much suffering and problems have occurred since the DL 'made it difficult' or you could say banned the practice by ostracising monks and nuns and people in Tibetan communities. Also, logic says that if the DL was a realised being he would have understood whether this practice was correct or not a long time back since he practised it for many years! These instructions of Dorje Shugden dharma protector practise are pure teachings passed down through the lineage and through HIS teachers, so is he saying the wonderful teachings of his spiritual guide Trijang Rimpoche and all the lineage gurus are wrong? This is clearly crazy...he should stop mixing political power and religion. It looks to me that him being chosen as DL was made for political reasons and he was brought up in the unfortunate position of being a political and religious leader who is treated as a king.  I sympathise. The teachings of Buddha are clear and unmistaken....we should not be the instigator of suffering for others and unfortunately the DL and his supporters are finding it difficult to look at the truth of this because their life and view and view are closely tied together. It is the teachings of Buddha which count and we should all maintain the purity of that.  As soon as he stops this controlling of religious freedom, the protests will stop but The DL and many others will have to develop humility and admit they have made a mistake...this is important to be able to do on the Buddhist path...but if he does, as Buddhists we will all say how wonderful... they have developed a humble mind....there will be no losers then!! Until that day comes and DL supporters let go of thinking he is the head of Buddhism, protests will continue.  Anyone who practices Buddha's teachings purely and who has deep and profound realisations of all the stages of the path is a true lineage holder. May all interferences and obstacles to people's spiritual progress be Pacified!!
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Pavee Gypsy
Chinas behavior in Tibet was and still very anti Buddhist and abti Dharma-- they destroyed many sacred texts and monasteries and killed many people- what about that negative karma?
Tara Tara
HH Sakya Trizin relating the history of zsHugden as a minor guardian spirit in some SAkya monasteries... But three prominent SAkya lamas pictured strongly condemned SHugden worship...a minor spirit rather than an enlightened DHarma protector.
"A worldly protector on the lowest level of the pantheon."
Hi, does anybody know what His Eminence is saying about this much debated Dorje Shugden topic? No English subtitles in this clip... hope to understand his views on this topic.
請你尊重護法多杰雄丹和薩迦前輩們......................... Asks you to respect protects dorje shugden outstanding male Dan and the Sa'gya seniors ........................... 
Bright Light
@cIoserelative They should recall that in teaching spiritual truths the Buddha always uses these concepts and ideas in the way that a raft is used to cross a river. Once the river has been crossed over, the raft is of no more use, and should be discarded. - the diamond sutra 100% with you my friend
@TheRedNiece WE are the ones we've been waiting for. There is no saviour but yourself!
@TheRedNiece Since 2005 the Chinese Government has the authority to select "living Buddhas" in Tibet. It´s China politics. They want control. 
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