Research and Translation by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD There is a fact that is beyond all historical dispute. Feudal Tibet was not, and never has been
My attention was drawn to this story yesterday, by a post on social media purportedly made by one of the monks residing at this temple. I was immediately struck by the very ‘non-Buddhist’ sense of ‘victimhood’ voiced by this (Asian) member of the ordained Sangha, and how he encouraged the (predominantly ‘Western’) laity to respond to this matter with an emotionally ‘disturbed’ mind-set.
This corrupt lama (who teaches for money) represents the truly dangerous ‘cult-like’ side of religious practice.
It is obvious from even a cursory study of the Dalai Lama’s behaviour and teaching that he does not follow the Vinaya Discipline. He lies routinely about the history of Tibet and China, and teaches a distorted version of the Buddha-Dharma that does not accord with the Vinaya Discipline, the Sutras, or the Abhidharma – the three sections of the Buddhist teachings.
Buddhism is the a priori undermining of everything the ego holds dear, and this why probably around 90% of what passes as ‘Buddhism’ in the West is not Buddhism at all, but merely the sophisticated ‘modern’ ego’ doing what it does best – mimicking happiness and reality.