The Reasons Why the True Enlightenment Education Foundation Would Not Comment on the Sexual Assault Cases in Other Religions
(By the True Heart News interviewing team in Taipei)
Dawa Tsering, Director of the Religious Foundation of H. H. the Dalai Lama, said during an interview by Radio Free Asia (U.S.-funded) on December 7, 2011: “Today, Tibetan Buddhism is the target. Maybe Taiwan government and society think nothing of it, but this force might also attack other objects in the future. Slowly it will spread like cancer cells and become an incurable disease eventually.”
Zhang Gongpu, Chairman of the True Enlightenment Education Foundation, in reply to Dawa Tsering's remark says that Tibetan “Buddhism” propagates the Couple-Practice of copulation Tantra. Its doctrines not only require lamas to get into bed with female followers, but also demand male and female followers to have group sex with multiple partners. Such instructions are well documented in Tibetan tantras in which the Dalai Lama believes, such as The Great Exposition of Tantras (sngag rim chen mo) by Tsongkhapa, and this documentary evidence proves that Tibetan “Buddhism” blatantly violates social morals and the laws of the country. All those afore-mentioned sexual assault cases are not isolated incidents, but are an inevitable result due to the evil doctrines of Tibetan Lamaism. If Tibetan “Buddhism” is still allowed to be propagated freely, it will “spread like cancer cells and become an incurable disease eventually” in Taiwan society!
In recent years, we have seen numerous news reports about women being sexually assaulted by lamas. Most recently, we saw another report about a master who propagates Tibetan Tantrism and sexually attacked his female followers. An even more appalling report is about a mother with blind religious faith, coercing her two under-aged daughters into practicing copulation tantra with a male fellow practitioner. All this sexual misconduct is a direct effect of the flourishing Tibetan “Buddhism” in Taiwan.
Importantly, the core doctrine of Tibetan “Buddhism” is the couple-practice of copulation tantra, with which the Dalai Lama propagates Tibetan “Buddhism” in Taiwan and throughout the entire world. For example, the Dalai Lama openly states in his book:
For Buddhists, sexual intercourse can be used in the spiritual path because it causes a strong focusing of consciousness if the practitioner has firm compassion and wisdom. Its purpose is to manifest and prolong the deeper levels of mind (described earlier with respect to the process of dying), in order to put their power to use in strengthening the realization of emptiness. Otherwise, mere intercourse has nothing to do with spiritual cultivation. When a person has achieved a high level of practice in motivation and wisdom, then even the joining of the two sex organs, or so-called intercourse, does not detract from the maintenance of that person’s pure behavior. Yogis who have achieved a high level of the path and are fully qualified can engage in sexual activity and a monastic with this ability can maintain all the precepts. (Dalai Lama XIV/translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins, How to Practice: The Way to a Meaningful Life, Pocket Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. NY, 2002, p.193.)
In his book, the Dalai Lama claims that if a lama achieves a high level of cultivation, he can have sex with women and does not violate any precept. He says that a tantric practitioner is pure in keeping the precepts only if he does not ejaculate during sex. Not only does the Dalai Lama’s statement entirely violate the precepts laid down by Buddha Sakyamuni, but also his claim that no ejaculation during sex constitutes “the upholding of pure precepts” is completely deceitful. The Dalai Lama goes on to say that through sex one can achieve fruition or liberation:
In Highest Yoga Tantra, even the first step of receiving empowerment is possible only on the basis of the presence of a complete assembly of male and female deities.”…..
In addition, tantra speaks of the point in the completion stage when the practitioner is advised to seek a consort, as an impetus for further realization of the path. In such cases of union, if the realization of one of the partners is more advanced, he or she is able to bring about the release, or actualization of the resultant state, of both practitioners.” (A Survey of Paths of Tibetan Buddhism, under the section of "Women and Buddhism")
This so-called “release or actualization of the resultant state” is just mere fantasy and has nothing at all to do with the liberation and fruition in Buddhism. His claim of liberation and fruition through copulation tantra is nothing but a big fraud to the world.
The promiscuous couple-practice of copulation of Tibetan Tantric “Buddhism” has overly permeated Taiwan religious community due to the Dalai Lama’s active promotion and the establishment of his foundation in Taiwan to boost the issue. We have therefore received many public complaints about Taiwan Buddhist temples infested with the couple-practice of copulation. Many monastic monks are secretly practicing the copulation tantra of Tibetan “Buddhism.” They are clothed in Buddhist kasaya reciting sutras and chanting Buddha’s name in daytime, but follow Tantric lamas’ instructions and sexually abuse female adherents in the name of couple-practice at night.
It is well known to the public that many sexual assault cases on female adherents are in fact committed by Tibetan lamas, Rinpoches, and living “Buddhas.” Occasionally, there are cases committed by orthodox Buddhist monks; it is because they are virtually practicing Tibetan Tantra in secret. Besides, the Dalai Lama repeatedly advocates the Couple-Practice Tantra of copulation in his books. The above facts prove that the core doctrine of Tibetan “Buddhism” is indeed the Couple-Practice Tantra, which focuses on sexuality. The pivotal problem lies in its doctrine, which is different, in terms of criminal motivation, from that of those isolated sexual assault cases in other religions. Therefore, the Foundation would not comment on the sexual attack cases occurred in other religions. It is because those cases are not related to the false claim of Tibetan Tantrism as Buddhism and are not associated to the act of counterfeiting other religions either. Their deeds do not damage the doctrines of orthodox Buddhism or those of other good and lawful religions.
Nevertheless, under the guise of Buddhism, Tibetan lamas sexually abuse women to perform the Couple-Practice Tantra, which in fact has nothing to do with Buddhism at all. Unfortunately, the public have got the erroneous impression that the Buddhist monks are to blame for those despicable sex abuses as a result of the sinister copulation practice derived from Tibetan Tantrism. The Buddhist monks are thus falsely defamed. For this reason, we only criticize the Tibetan fake Buddhism, which misguides the public and misleads some orthodox Buddhist monks, who have originally kept the pure percepts, into performing the Couple-Practice Tantra. Inevitably, the sex scandals have received widespread media coverage; as a result, orthodox Buddhism has to bear the full responsibility for the misdeeds committed by heretic lamas. Up to now, the decent reputation of orthodox Buddhism has been significantly disgraced by Tibetan Tantric Buddhism.
Finally, Chairman Zhang urges the government to ban the cult that advocates the doctrine of sexuality. Meanwhile, the Foundation will continue the public education that the couple-practice of copulation of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism has nothing to do with Buddhism at all. Its teachings can never lead to Buddhist liberation or fruition. If Tibetan Tantric Buddhism would confess that it is Lamaism but not Buddhism someday, and the public could know the fact that Lamaism is not Buddhism and the sexual assault cases committed by lamas have nothing to do with orthodox Buddhism, then, the Foundation will stop criticizing Lamaism. It is because, till then, Lamaism will not be mistaken for Buddhism, and most importantly, it will not endanger the dharma transmission of orthodox Buddhism.(Reported by the Interviewing Team)20120325
This article is an English version of the Chinese edition published on January 7, 2012.