True Face of the Dalai Lama: Playing around with all women in the world (4) News Reports about the Dalai Lama’s Taiwan Visit for Prayer
September 1, 2009, Kaohsiung / About four hundred members of the True Enlightenment Education Foundation displayed the yellow banners, protesting that the Couple-Practice Tantra propagated by the Dalai Lama is not a true Buddhist dharma. (Photograph by Zhou Minhuang))
Dalai Lama’s Taiwan visit captures worldwide media attention. Al Jazeera: It will have a reverse effect.
September 2, Taipei, China Review News Agency, news report today: The Dalai Lama held a prayer ceremony in Kaohisung on September 1. It draws the high attention of international media, including the major media such as CNN and Al Jazeera. CNN reports that over ten thousands people attended the prayer ceremony, while Al Jazeera says in the news network that the Dalai Lama’s Taiwan visit will change the cross-strait relations.
“We first report the news from Taiwan: Over ten thousands people attended the prayer ceremony held by the Dalai Lama for the victims of Typhoon Morakot…” The Dalai Lama held a prayer ceremony in Taiwan on September 1, which has become the focus of international media. CNN has also especially reported in the Hourly News that the mainland China cancelled some of the officials' trips to Taiwan in protest at Dalai Lama's Taiwan visit.
In addition, Singapore TV also reported the Dalai Lama’s visit to Taiwan and invited a specialist in the East-Asia affairs Denny Li for comments. Denny Li expressed his views that the Dalai Lama’s visit will not have too much influence on cross-strait relations and he said, “On a long-term basis, I do not think the Dalai Lama’s visit will have any influence on cross-strait relations. I think Taiwan and some of international media all underestimated the serious concern of Beijing about cross-strait relations.”
Al Jazeera also reported the Dalai Lama’s visit to Taiwan in the news network and said the Dalai Lama’s visit will have a reverse effect on Taiwan, and mainland China has even cancelled the officials’ trip to Taiwan because of this event.
(The above information is retrieved from China Review News, 2009/10/30
Taiwanese Buddhist Research Groups: The Dalai Lama is not a messenger of peace
September 1, Taipei, China Review News Agency: On the third day in Taiwan, the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan exiled spiritual leader, held a prayer ceremony in the Kaohsiung Arena in the morning and gave a lecture in the afternoon. Both activities were met with howls of protest by the demonstrators outside the Arena. In the morning, over a hundred members of the True Enlightenment Education Foundation, a Taiwanese Buddhist Research Group, gathered in front of the gate of the Kaohsiung Arena. They displayed the yellow banners and criticized that the tantric lamas sexually abuse the females, collect money by fraud, and are love swindlers; the Dalai Lama is not a messenger of peace.
Yang Shunxu, a director of the True Enlightenment Education Foundation, said that the lamas who do the couple-practice of copulation only belong to Lamaism, which the Dalai Lama claims to be Tibetan Buddhism. However, Lamaism is not Buddhism at all. Yang Shunxu thinks that the evil religion is more terrible than a natural disaster; many people are ignorant of right and evil; they wrongly consider Lamaism (its lamas focusing on the couple-practice of copulation and committing adultery with other people’s wives or daughters) to be a branch school of Buddhism; some people still advertise Lamaism, misleading people and getting them into troubles.
In the news report today, Yang said, “If the Dalai Lama really cares about the victims of the disaster in Taiwan, he should help raise money in India. Since the Dalai Lama did not help raise money for the victims of the disaster, I request that the money raised from the prayer meeting should be given to the victims of the disaster but not brought back to India. This will be the true prayer for Taiwan.”
(The above news information is retrieved from China Review News, 2009/10/30.
The Dalai Lama has met with protests in different names since his arrival in Taiwan three days ago.
After a strong protest from an anti-independence and pro-reunification group on the first day of his arrival and a protest from more than ten alleged victims of the disaster outside the hotel yesterday, the Dalai Lama met with the protest again from a group of people in the name of religion on Tuesday.
While the Dalai Lama was holding a prayer ceremony for the victims of typhoon disaster in the Kaohsiung Arena this morning, these protesters displayed the banners saying that the Dalai Lama belongs to Lamaism but not Buddhism. Sun Zhengde, who staged this protest, said to BBC Chinese.com that there were three hundred protesters.
They handed out the anti-Dalai leaflets to the audience of the prayer meeting outside the Arena. Some participants in the prayer meeting criticized that they were incited by communist China or Kuomintang (KMT). Sun Zhengde negated that their protest was incited by any political party.
In response to the Dalai Lama’s visit, Ye Xiaowen, head of the State Administration for Religious Affairs, China, currently visiting Taiwan, said that a foreign monk would not necessarily do a better job of praying. Lin Baohua, a commentator, pointed out that such a statement from Ye was to provoke people into a fight.
Sun Zhengde said, although her Buddhist community made a donation to the State Administration for Religious Affairs shortly after the Sichuan earthquake, they did not have any contact with Ye Xiaowen. She also claimed that their protest was not staged in response to Ye Xiaowen’s statement.
(The above information is retrieved from BBC Chinese.com 2009/09/01,news report from Kaohsiung by a stringer in Taiwan.)
(Information source: DuoWei News
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