Dalai Lama’s Stance on Nonviolence

Is the Dalai Lama really a champion for peace and nonviolence?

In 1996 followers of the Dalai Lama stoned and hurled insults at Dorje Shugden practitioners in Southern India. If the Dalai Lama really was a man of peace and nonviolence wouldn’t he ask his followers to stop their violent actions toward Shugden practitioners?

Instead of asking his followers to stop the religious persecution of Shugden practitioners he says:

There will be no change in my stand. I will never revoke the ban. You are right. It will be like the Cultural Revolution. If those who do not accept the ban do not listen to my words, the situation will grow worse for them. You sit and watch. It will grow only worse for them.
The Dalai Lama to monks in India who questioned the ban

The problem is that in Tibet most people shun those whom they think the Dalai Lama wants them to shun. –TIME Magazine

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