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January 5, 2016 0

As an outspoken member of the Dorje Shugden community, Rinpoche gets a lot of flak for his practice and beliefs. This ranges from the calm “why do you practise Dorje Shugden?” to the “f*** you, go to hell” variety. On the blog post below are just a fraction of the comments Rinpoche receives.

While these vile, disgusting and vulgar remarks are directed at Rinpoche every single day, what these comments never offer however, is logic and a basis for why anyone should give up their Shugden practice.

If you need to swear and use vulgarities to get your point across, I am sorry but you already lost your argument the second you opened your mouth.


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When people have nothing to say that’s logical about a person’s choices, they attack them personally. They criticise their weight, their appearance, their mannerisms, their education, their childhood, etc.

But you know, doing this reflects more about you than the person you’re criticising or insulting. It shows that you think bringing up those aspects about a person will have an impact; indirectly, it demonstrates what YOU are most sensitive about when it comes to yourself.

It shows that you don’t have the knowledge necessary to engage in a debate on the topic itself, and that you need to stoop to attacking a person’s character in order to demean them, so their points look less attractive. People who are smarter will see through this; people who are not as smart will buddy up with you, encourage you and even participate in it. But they forget that the truth isn’t always what the majority goes with, or what the most famous person tells you is correct, or what is politically correct at the time. So going along with the crowd doesn’t always make you right or the best.


I think it’s sad that so many people feel the need to insult Rinpoche and other Dorje Shugden lamas in this manner, because it shows that they don’t know anything about Dorje Shugden and they are supporting the ban for the sake of it. If they were supporting the ban because there was actually a good reason to do so, they would bring up more and new points, wouldn’t they? But there’s never anything new or revolutionary about their comments; it’s like parrots, repeating one after another that we will go to hell and/or the three lower realms!

Reflections and Teachings, Dorje Shugden

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