Dalai Lama Asks the Spirit Nechung for Political Advice (CNN)

There is no valid evidence that Dorje Shugden is a spirit, but one of the three reasons for the Dalai Lama’s ban on Dorje Shugden practice as stated on his website is:

 Such practices degenerate the profound and vast teachings of Buddhism, wherein our ultimate refuge is the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. While the profound teachings of the Buddha are based on the two truths and the Four Noble Truths, the appeasing and propitiating of Dholgyal (Shugden), to the extent it is done by those who do this practice, degenerate the Buddhist practice into a form of spirit worship.

If the Dalai Lama is so concerned by the possibility of Buddhadharma degenerating into a form of spirit worship why does he and his government in exile rely upon the State Oracle Nechung?

Replies to the Three Reasons for the Dalai Lama’s Ban on Dorje Shugden practice from westernshugdensociety.org

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One response to “Dalai Lama Asks the Spirit Nechung for Political Advice (CNN)

  • Gail

    This is amazing. Such a contradiction. To ban Dorje Shugden practice by saying it is spirit worship and meanwhile making all decisions of state based on the (almost indecipherable) pronouncements of the oracle of Nechung, whom everyone knows is a spirit.

    Whether Dorje Shugden is a spirit or not (and perhaps people could agree to disagree on that one), it is completely wrong to restrict the religious freedom of those who wish to rely upon him. This is discrimination, pure and simple. In a modern world, everyone understands the importance of religious tolerance. People can worship a tree if they want.

    To make such a decision to suppress others freedom based on consulting the Nechung oracle is almost unspeakably ironic.

    Thanks for showing this CNN video.

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