Does anyone apply rule 4 around here or is it just Ignored for good measure ?
Facts are being pointed. It's not a discussion.
The facts are:
- NKT is not recognized by the throne-holders of the four main traditions or by HHDL as a legitimate Buddhist school, neither Kelsang Gyatso as a legitimate geshe any longer since he was expelled from the Sera Je Monastery.
- Dorje Shugden propitiation is not advised by the four main schools and HHDL who renounced this practice and actively discourages it as he considers it detrimental to the unity of the various Buddhist traditions of Tibet.
- Tsem Tulku has distanced himself from Kelsang Gyatso and publicly says that we follows HHDL advice on this.
These are public facts, not accusations or discussion of the subject. I can allow them as this is not a subject of controversy. Facts never are. Practitioners who continue to do the above mentioned practice, and think it is beneficial, may not like them, but these are facts, not interpretations or discussion about different points of view.
The guideline number 4 clearly states that:
In light of certain contentious practices and traditions that exist within the scope of Vajrayana Buddhism, the Dharma Wheel website will abide by instructions given to practitioners by the Dalai Lama in regards to discussion of controversial issues, practices, and images.
However, we advise people,
to refrain from the public discussion of controversial topics which detract from productive exchange within the forum.
and as this topic seems irrelevant as Tsem Tulku is a known lama, quite famous, and people can inform themselves easily about his qualifications and work outside this forum, it will be locked.