Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Commenter: The Dalai Lama is False


Commenter Vajra has this to say pertaining to the post “THE DHIMMI DALAI LAMA:”

    You can read more about this false Dalai Lama and where he comes from.

    http://www.westernshugdensociety.org/en/reports/false-dalai-lama


This was kind of an enigmatic comment since the post was about the Dalai Lama publicly proclaiming that Islam (or Mohammedanism) is a religion of peace (not).

So I checked out the link and discovered a Buddhist conspiracy theory that person known to the world as the Dalai Lama is false and the result of selfish Tibetan government power struggles.

You can the link; however the point that caught my eye is this: The Conspiracy Theory suggests that the boy known as Tenzin Gyatso was really a Muslim boy from a Muslim village on the outskirts of Tibet. That boy’s name is Lhamo Dhondup.

Evidently most of the Tibetan monks felt they had found a good Buddhist candidate to the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama. However the guy who ran the Tibetan government was afraid he would lose his job with Tibetan monk choice.

The implication of the Conspiracy Theory is that the current Dalai Lama is a closet Muslim or at least reminiscent of his childhood Muslim past.

Is it true? I don’t know. It fits though.

JRH 9/30/08

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I read the article too. i don't think it means the dalai lama is a closet Muslim - it's just strange that a "tulku" who can chosse his rebirth would choose to be born into a family of another religion who may, or may not then support his studies and progress in the buddhist religion.
Traditionally, most tulks are reborn into the same religion and into families who can recognise and are aware of the needs of the tulku to pursue his religious studies and practices from an early age.
yeah, i think that he was born into a different religion supports the theory that he's not the real dalai lama.

Theway2k said...

I am curious if this issue is a controversy among Tibetan Buddhists.