Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Notes for a script called "cycle of life"

Interview (sincere yet psychophantic) with devotee of the Dalai lama. How great he is, how humble and gentle and clear
Second interviewee (female, if first was male) tells a haggiographic tale illustrating how great is the dalai Lama.
CUT TO third similar interview.
Fourth interview - the first tiny crack....
By the 20th interview there is a violent debate between the followers of Dorje Shugden and the followers of the Dalai Lama, and the DL's unassailable universally revered and on a pedestal position has been toppled - yet another magnificent hope bites the dust in a swelter of humans yapping at each other pettiness
20 seconds of black screen, and out of this cosmic blackness emerges the first signs of new life...praise for a resistance hero who exemplifies one or other kind of nobility

See http://rabbirami.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2008-08-14T13%3A32%3A00-07%3A00 from which the excert below is taken:

"The current Dalai Lama used to be a fan of Dorje Shugden but changed his mind, now believing Dorje Shugden to be a demonic protector who does not deserve the veneration accorded him. This is not a new battle. The Dalai Lama has taken on Dorje Shugden in at least two other life times (the fifth and thirteenth of this fourteen incarnations). I don’t know what caused the Dalai Lama to take on Dorje Shugden this time around, but I do know it is never a good idea to piss off a god or a demon, especially if they have followers. Dorje Shugden supporters hound the Dalai Lama and protest at his talks and appearances. They claim that the Dalai Lama is seeking to spiritually cleanse Tibetan Buddhism of Dorje Shugden worship, and is thereby causing millions of Dorje Shugden worshippers needless pain and concern.The prayer to Dorje Shugden that the Dalai Lama wants to eradicate seems benign enough: “As a devoted practitioner, I request you from my heart to overcome all unfavorable conditions, obstacles, and maras (evils), and increase my life span, merit, resources, good fortune, qualities of scripture and realization, listening, and renown.”The problem seems to be with Dorje Shugden himself. To the Dalai Lama’s credit, he actually believes that Dorje Shugden worship is demon worship, and wants to end it. To my dismay, the Dalai Lama actually believes in demons. I thought he was all about science and stuff like that. At least that is what his followers, and by his followers I mean his Jewish followers who think they have escaped the irrationality of Judaism by following the Dalai Lama instead, always tell me. Of course Dorje Shugden isn’t the only angry god on the block. Read the Hebrew Bible; when it comes to wrath Dorje Shugden can’t hold a candle to YHVH. Or read the Christian Book of Revelation where the Prince of Peace is one pissed off deity who makes His Dad look like a wimp. Anyway, I wish the Dalai Lama well. If he can defeat the angry gods of Buddhism I am going to sponsor a worldwide Jewish tour for His Holiness and see if he can help us out with YHVH as well."

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