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Advice from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche Quotes about Dorje Shugden

Wikipedia – Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche (1900-1981) was a Gelug Lama and a direct disciple of Je Pabongka. He was the junior tutor and spiritual guide of the 14th Dalai Lama for forty years. He is also the root lama of many Gelug Lamas who teach in the West including Zong Rinpoche, Geshe Rabten, Lama Yeshe, and Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Geshe Kelsang has likened Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche to “a vast reservoir from which all Gelugpa practitioners of the present day received ‘waters’ of blessings and instructions,” and the FPMT describes him as “one of the foremost Tibetan Buddhist masters of our time.” It is widely acknowledged that “Without his help the situation of Tibetan Buddhism in general and in particular of the tradition of Master Je Tsongkhapa would be in quite a different state.” A great number of present-day Tibetan Buddhist masters are his students and “whatever they have accomplished, they owe it directly or indirectly to the great kindness of this master, who stands out as one of the most unforgettable figures in the history of Tibet and its Buddhism.”

Dorje Shugden Saved the Dalai Lama’s Life

This video shows evidence that it was Dorje Shugden whom the Dalai Lama relied upon for advice when fleeing Tibet in 1959. Helmut Gassner, who was a translator for the Dalai Lama for many years, has also given details about the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet in the article Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden.

“Another, particularly impressive figure of old Tibet was the Dalai Lama’s Chamberlain, Kungo Phala, whom you may vividly remember seeing in the movie Kundun. He was a guest in my home in Feldkirch on several occasions. It was he who in 1959 organized His Holiness’ escape from the Norbulingka summer palace. He sometimes spoke to me about it, perhaps because he was pleased with the progress I was making in my Tibetan language studies. The preparations for the escape were made in absolute secrecy and strictly followed instructions received from Dorje Shugden. I asked him what thoughts were on his mind when he had to make his way through the crowds surrounding the Norbulingka with the Dalai Lama, disguised as a servant, just behind him. He said that everything happened exactly as the Dorje Shugden oracle from Panglung Monastery had predicted. (Panglung Rinpoche now lives in Munich.) In particularly dangerous situations, he felt he was moving within a protected space, his feet seemingly not even touching the ground. I later heard many more accounts about the escape from other people who were personally involved in it, like Trijang Rinpoche’s attendants and monks of Pomra Khamtsen of Sera Mey Monastery, who had been chosen as the Dalai Lama’s personal bodyguards.”

Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden by Helmut Gassner

See also: Dorje Shugden Saved the Dalai Lama’s Life on the Dorje Shugden Truth blog.

Dalai Lama Ban on Dorje Shugden Part 2 (Video)

Dalai Lama Ban on Dorje Shugden Part 2a (click here for part 1)

Part 2a shows evidence of the effects of the Dalai Lama’s speeches enforcing the ban on Dorje Shugden. As a result of the Dalai Lama’s speeches, temples have been desecrated, as his followers destoyed statues in Tibetan villages in India. The statues that have been destroyed had been blessed by the Dalai Lama’s own spiritual teachers (gurus) Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Ling Rinpoche. Any monks who have protested against the Dalai Lama’s ban have been expelled from their monasteries.

Dalai Lama Ban on Dorje Shugden Part 2b

Part 2b shows the violent side of the persecution of Shugden practitioners as a result of the Dalai Lama’s ban. Including events in 2000, when 600 monks in Dokhang monastery were doing summer retreat, around 3,000 followers of the Dalai Lama attacked their monastery with stones and bricks. This part also includes interviews with lay people who have experienced extreme persecution as a result of the Dalai Lama’s ban.

The Dalai Lama is Breaking the Hearts of Buddhists Around the World

Comment posted about the Dalai Lama Removing His Guru’s Thrones and Images:

What a sad moment in history when the picture of one of the greatest masters in the Gelugpa tradition is removed.

The Dalai Lama has created a situation that is breaking the hearts of so many Buddhists in the world, by mixing politics and dharma, to the point where his own spiritual guide’s picture, a holy being such as Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, is seen as a threat to him and the fulfillment of his wishes. These are definitely degerated times in the Tibetan Buddhist world. It helps to understand why Geshe Kelsang Gyatso has separated from Tibetan Buddhism a long time ago. May Dorje Shugden protect the precious teachings of Buddha from being mixed with politics in this world. -Tsering Chodron

The Dalai Lama is Removing the Thrones of His Spiritual Teacher

Wisdom Buddha Dorje Shugden Blog: Breaking News From India  

Ganden Lachi and Shartse monasteries are situated at Mundgod in South India. In both these monasteries stands a throne for Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, the spiritual master of the Dalai Lama.

Ganden Lachi and Shartse monasteries were threatened: “You must remove these thrones or else we will not hold the great prayer festival together in Drepung monastery.”
It is quite certain that the thrones will be removed forever from the monasteries in order to appease the Tibetan Government in exile and the Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama and Guru Devotion

By banning Dorje Shugden practice is the Dalai Lama abandoning his own Spiritual Guide and all the lineage gurus of the Gelugpa tradition? Would his Spiritual Teachers approve of his removal of over 900 monks from their monasteries, because of their reliance on Dorje Shugden? You decide.

The Dalai Lama and Guru Devotion

From Music Delighting the Ocean Of Protectorsby Kyabje Trijang Dorjechang
Root Guru of most Gelugpa Lamas alive today, including the Dalai Lama, who relied upon Dorje Shugden as his Protector until his death


“Some, who have fallen under the influence of the demon of the partisanship, think and say that this supreme Deity, the great emanated Dharmapala, is no different than an ordinary gyalpo or tsen spirit who has an inferior form as a result of being a monk or lay person who died with bad karma. Leave aside relying upon him as a Protector, they even deride others who do so. There are some, indeed, who echo such claims knowing nothing about it.

Yet all this talk is nothing but babbling speculation. Why? Because this great guardian of the teachings is well known to be the precious supreme emanation from Drepung monastery’supper house, Dragpa Gyaltsen, arising in a wrathful aspect. The proof is unmistaken. Tulku Dragpa Gyaltsen, as is taught in the lineage, was the final birth in a reincarnation lineage that included the Mahasiddha Birwawa, the great Kashmiri Pandit Shakya Shri, the omniscient Buton, Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen, Panchen Sonam Dragpa, and so forth; this is proven by valid scriptural quotation and reasoning. These great beings, from a definitive point of view, were already fully enlightened, and even to common appearances, every one of them was a holy being that attained high states of realization. What worse karma could there be than denying this and asserting that he was born in the preta (spirit) realm?

‘Therefore, for holy beings it is not at all far-fetched that they might show themselves in a wrathful form out of the power of compassion and prayer for the sake of a special purpose, and it should be recognized that they are emanations of Buddha’s inconceivable secret qualities. But for them to take birth as a sky-wandering preta through the force of negative throwing karma like an ordinary preta would be utterly impossible. To say it were possible would be to deny the validity of the natural law of cause and effect. Why? From the definitive point of view those holy beings are fully enlightened. Moreover, even from the common point of view they attained high states of realization in reliance upon guarding their moral disciplines as they would their eyes, from youth onwards throughout their lives. To say that a causal factor of pure ethical discipline could result in rebirth in a lower realm of existence would be to assert that actions performed could be wasted; that one could experience the results of actions not performed by oneself; and that such scriptural statements as “From generosity, wealth, from ethics, happiness, are invalid and so forth. As a consequence, one would be turning ones back on Buddha’s teachings as a whole.

“Furthermore, from the definitive point of view, that these holy beings were already fully enlightened innumerable ages ago, is clear if one examines the accounts of their lives, and if one were to say that a fully enlightened being could take birth as an ordinary gyalpo or tsen spirit, then one would be asserting that degeneration is possible from the state of full enlightenment or that someone could be both fully enlightened and an ordinary preta at the same time! Or else, one would have to say that the accounts of those great beings lives are worthless. A mountain of absurd consequences, previously non-existent distorted ideas, would have to be accepted.”

See the complete text of Music Delighting the Ocean Of Protectors in English or Tibetan.