Wishful Thinking: Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize Revoked

Dalai Lama’s Nobel Peace Prize Revoked

by Andrew Norton

The Dalai Lama today was stripped of his Nobel Peace Prize after a string of human rights abuses and blatant acts of religious persecution came to light.’

Would that it were true!

That the world would wake up to the hypocrisy of awarding such an august prize to a man devoid of principles, who champions human rights on the world stage while ruthlessly suppressing them among his own people.

The Dalai Lama has two faces, but through his carefully crafted PR campaign, only his public face is seen:

“The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.”

For members of the Tibetan community and spiritual practitioners worldwide who rely upon the enlightened protector Dorje Shugden, his true face us quite different:

“These monks must be expelled from all monasteries. If they are not happy, you can tell them that the Dalai Lama himself asked that this be done, and it is very urgent.”

The politically motivated ban on the practice of Dorje Shugden and the programme of expulsions of these practitioners and their families to spiritual and social ghettos is well documented - as is the terrible physical and mental suffering these and many others around the world are experiencing as a result of the Dalai Lama’s ruthless actions.

In the modern world we do not accept dictators of any form. No one should have the power to ban a harmless and sincere spiritual practice and persecute those who engage in it.

This suffering has been brought about by the Dalai Lama for personal and political aims. And only he can stop it.

Unless and until he does, his Nobel Peace Prize should be revoked and he should be consigned to the ignominy a ruthless dictator deserves.