German Scholars Verified
through Research The Essence of Tibetan Buddhism Is to Practice Tantric
Sexual Union - It is a False Buddhism
January, 2012, the official website of Tibet Religious Foundation of H. H.
the Dalai Lama published an article The View on Tibetan Buddhist
Monastic Discipline and the Transformation of Adverse Conditions by Dawa Tsering. A note at the
end indicates that this article was presented as an explanation at the
inquiry meeting of The Control Yuan’s case investigation. In this article, Dawa Tsering reiterates that
the Couple-Practice Tantra is not “the sexual
intercourse in the secular sense” and that the Chinese world has many
misunderstandings about Tibetan lamas such as they are not Buddhist monks.
He claims that Taiwanese scholars, who are not as good as European or
American scholars, misunderstand Tibetan “Buddhism,” therefore making the
public get a bad impression about Tibetan Tantrism,
lamas and rinpoches.
The interviewing team called upon
Chairman Zhang of the True Enlightenment Education Foundation to discuss
this specific topic. Chairman Zhang points out that in this article, though
contradicts himself logically, he is consistent about the Tantric practice.
He pronounces to the world in black and white that the core of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism is the Couple-Practice Tantra. Not
only do their sutras give clear instructions on this, but also lamas of all
sects cultivate this either in visualization or in real practice. As long as you are a
disciple of Lamaism with sharp capacity (enjoying sex) or a qualified guru,
you can practice the actual Copulation Tantra.
Chairman Zhang cites paragraphs
from the article: When one practices to minimize the
discrimination of one’s mind to the extent that one can control or even
manipulate the desire, a desire will be transformed from an adverse
condition into a supporting condition for practice. Buddhist sutras explain
that this transformed “Couple-Practice Tantra” is
absolutely not the sexual act between men and women in the usual sense.
Tantric sutras assert that as a person reaches a certain level of practice
where he is no longer controlled or influenced by desires or the secular
discriminating mind, or even the reverse where he is able to control them,
then he is capable of utilizing the desires to explore a much more subtle
reality and truth. This is when adverse conditions like desires and the
discriminating mind are transformed into supporting conditions for
To guru masters,
meat-eating is not just to satisfy the desire for good food, but more
importantly that desire is transformed into a supporting condition for
practice to eliminate one’s discrimination: one eats whatever is offered,
either meat or any other food. This is to eliminate one’s discrimination
with no deliberate effort (Deliberate pursuit or rejection can be
considered to be a kind of discrimination). To take a step further, no
matter whether human flesh or beef, both should be viewed as just food to
sustain life and to be consumed with no discrimination. This attitude
eliminates one’s discrimination with no deliberate effort of rejection.
Zhang explains that in the first excerpt mentioned above, Dawa Tsering is basically
saying: as long as one diminishes one’s discrimination,
“without a thought that” he is having sex during the sexual practice, then
one gains the power to manipulate desires and with this power the
“Copulation-Practice” is then not sex.
second excerpt is saying that the copulation tantra
practiced by lamas is well-founded in the sutras; lamas do not take up
the Couple-Practice Tantra out of blind faith.
excerpt explains it in even plainer language: As guru masters have attained
the non-discriminating mind, they are well-skilled to perform the sex act
with non-discrimination. This is why only guru masters are qualified to
engage in the real couple-practice. The same logic applies to meat eating.
Zhang points out that, such an explanation that the defilement of the mind
can be eradicated through defiled deeds is only a blatant lie! It is indeed
exactly what the German scholar Trimondi called
in his study “the law of inversion.”
such reasoning falls precisely in line with the doctrines of Hindu Tantrism; according to the ancient Hevajra-Tantra,
“one must rise by that through which one falls,” “a poison can be
neutralized by poison, and evil deeds are eliminated by other evil deeds.”
Trimondi stated in his study that Tibetan
Tantric Buddhism employs the “law of inversion” to nurture whatever
prohibited by the Buddhists precepts, wantonly breaking the precepts and
then transforming them into their opposites to attain liberation.
Furthermore, lamas are not just “allowed” to break the precepts, but in fact
they “ought to” break the precepts unreservedly in order to follow the
aforementioned tantric doctrines: “fighting poison with poison, greed with
greed, and evil with evil.” (Victor and Victoria Trimondi,
The Shadow of the Dalai Lama - Sexuality, Magic and Politics in Tibetan
Buddhism, Düsseldorf 1999, pp. 111-112)
the web article The View on Tibetan Buddhist Monastic Discipline and
the Transformation of Adverse Condition by Dawa
Tsering confirms the research findings of Trimondi.
the couple-practice of Tibetan Tantrism is
nothing like what Dawa Tsering
stated in his web article: “In both Taiwan and Mainland China, there
are plenty of professional and scholarly publications about Tibetan
Buddhism or Tantrism due to commercial and social
demands. Many of the writers actually understand nothing about Tantrism. With secular concepts and literal
interpretation, they often misinterpret the tantric doctrines, thangkas, and the secret meanings. This is extremely
Tsering also claimed, “We believe sex
scandals related to Tibetan Buddhism mostly occurred in Taiwan because the
‘Tibetan lamas’ who came to Taiwan out of political reasons in the earlier
days were a motley crowd. On top of that, it had a lot to do with a
misinterpretation of Tibetan Buddhism by many Chinese reading materials. In
contrast, sex scandals and money fraud involving Tibetan lamas are much
less heard of in Western societies; this apparently has everything to do
with their depth of understanding of Tibetan Buddhism.”
article essentially excuses lamas’ sexual abuse and assault by shifting the
blame to “the Chinese scholars who misinterpreted Tantric Buddhism” as
well as “the misconduct of lamas who came to Taiwan earlier.” In other
words, he was basically saying that Taiwanese scholars could not correctly
comprehend the true meaning of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism. Besides, he was
also suggesting that the lamas who came to Taiwan in the early days were
not well qualified to perform the actual couple-practice.
importantly, Dawa Tsering believes that sex scandals rarely occur in the
West because Western scholars have a better understanding of Tibetan
Zhang sternly points out that soon after the spread of Tibetan “Buddhism”
into European and North American countries such as Canada, the United
States, Australia, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, there has been a large
number of female victims coming out successively to accuse the lamas of
treating them as sex slave and sex instrument during the couple practice.
this, the True Enlightenment Education Foundation has published numerous
translated works and will continue to report on this issue. Copies of the
published works are available free upon request. Among the lamas being accused
are Sogyal Rinpoche, the author of the Tibetan Book of Living
and Dying, the first Kalu Rinpoche, the 17th Karmapa Trinley Thaye, etc.
Helmut von Glasenapp (1891-1963), an eminent
scholar of Indology and Religion at University of
Tuebingen, Germany, made the following statement
in his early research: “The Vajrayana
Buddhism, especially its eroticized form, has encountered fierce rejection
since it is deprecated by an overwhelming majority of Buddhists as a
falsification of the true Buddhism.” (Helmut von Glasenapp,
Die fünf Weltreligionen,
München 1996, p. 136)
research findings mentioned above speak clear and loud to the fact that
Tibetan Tantric Buddhism was already not recognized by both Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhism as Buddha Sakyamuni’s
teachings before it had spread across the world. Studies of Western
scholars have long concluded that the sexual couple-practice of Tantric
Buddhism has its roots in Hindu Shaktism,
together with elements from local Tibetan religions. It has nothing to do
with the teachings of Buddha Sakyamuni. The True
Enlightenment Education Foundation’s research findings also testify to
those Western studies because the “dual operations of bliss and emptiness”
during the couple-practice simply belongs to the mental state of the
conscious mind, which is not a true awakening and is refuted through the
realization of the Buddhist Three-Vehicle Bodhi.
For Buddhists who seek enlightenment, this state of the conscious mind is
to be shunned. Helmut’s research finding is plain and clear: “Tibetan
‘Buddhism’ engages in sexual practice; it is not orthodox Buddhism.”
Zhang remarks that what Dawa Tsering
stated contradicts Helmut’s study and that he is openly deceiving the
Taiwanese public with clumsy cover-ups. In Western countries, not
only do female consorts publicly accuse lamas of sexual abuse, many
academic scholars have also published their research findings that the
essence of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism is the sexual couple-practice and is therefore rejected by orthodox Buddhism.
Zhang sincerely advises Dawa Tsering
to amend his invalid arguments so that he would not contradict his own
comments that “to expose the frauds and introduce the true meaning of Tibetan
Buddhism to Taiwanese people is the most effective way” as well as that “if
related authorities provide education and proper guidance to the public,
such harmful activities to Taiwanese believers and Tibetan Buddhism will
certainly discontinue.” Only in doing
so can he avoid having his lies being picked out each and every time.
Otherwise, nobody will believe the words of Dawa Tsering (the Director and spokesman of the Tibet
Religious Foundation of H.H. the Dalai Lama) anymore.
Note: This article is an English version of the Chinese edition published
on June 27, 2012. Source: http://foundation.enlighten.org.tw/trueheart_en/43