- File Size: 1253 KB
- Print Length: 268 pages
- Publisher: Tibet House US (May 2, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 2, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00KSP5K20
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Dolgyal Shugden: A History Kindle Edition
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I am adding to this review in March 2016 as an update, following the recent disbanding of the group of Shugden followers who had been following the Dalai Lama around for decades to protest about him, most vociferously in the last couple of years, as mentioned in the book. A Reuters investigation found evidence of Chinese government finance and support for this group. After many years they have also failed to persuade Amnesty International or any other Human Rights organisation of their claims to religious persecution. End of update.
A very clear and unambiguous explanation of the history of this subject and the history and reasons for the controversy over it. The book is well researched and shows with authority the context of the problem within the Tibetan Buddhist Community. The book makes no claim to be impartial in that it uses facts and evidence to back up the arguments it clearly sets out. The main reason for this book to have been written, and put in the public domain, is to clarify to interested Buddhists and others that the partiality to Shugden worship is what has divided the Gelugpa community, and the reasons it gives are for that are clear. The book does rather expose the fast-growing, mushrooming New Kadampa Tradition (NKT) as a cult, and its leader Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who was excommunicated from his own monastery, as being the divisive force behind the controversy rather than the Dalai Lama as being a persecutor of religious freedom, which the NKT side claims. A good book for anyone REALLY wanting to know the history and truth behind the whole subject.