If someone were to claim to us that they were a enlightened being, it would be common sense for us to examine their actions and see whether or not they resembled the actions of an enlightened being. The Dalai Lama is viewed by many to be the Buddha of Compassion. If the Dalai Lama were the Buddha of Compassion surely his actions would be compassionate. This is very clear. So we can ask ourselves the question: Is it compassionate for the Dalai Lama to persecute those who wish to follow their lineage gurus (teachers) rather than him? This is similar to a father beating his children for listening to advice they received from their mother rather than following the father’s advice. His actions of religious persecution do not even resemble the actions of a Buddhist, much less the Buddha of Compassion. His actions are those of a religious dictator.