Gangtok, January 30, 2012
Sikkim Karmapa Committee (SKC) blamed that Dalai Lama is trying to impose Dalaism instead of Buddhism. “He should follow Buddhism and give right direction to devotees and followers” it said in a statement.
“Dharma Guru Dalai Lama is supporting Ogyen Trinley Dorji. Being a religious leader, he has to support real Karmapa. Dalai Lama always favours Ogyen Trinley Dorji but Ogyen is still facing foreign currency case in Himachal Pradesh. It is unlikely that he becomes 17th Karmapa as court has summoned against Ogyen Trinley.”
Sikkim Karmapa Committee will submit a memorandum to Government of India (GOI) regarding the test for 17th Karmapa.
Committee has also hailed the statement of Trinley Thaye Dorje.
During the Kalimpong visit, claimant of 17th Karmapa, Trinley Thaye Dorje, had said that he is ready to sit for any type of test.
Speaking with media, another claimant of 17th claimant Karmapa Dawa, Sangpo Dorji, cleared that he is also ready to sit for the said test. He also informed that he was ready to appear for the test earlier as well, as long as six years back.
There are three claimants of 17th Karmapa namely; Ogyen Trinley Dorji, Trinley Thaye Dorje and Dawa Sangpo Dorji. He further said that intelligence department of GOI had conducted test in 2008, but they have not yet declared the result.
He underlined that since government takes the responsibility of selection procedure, they should come forward to solve the problem. He further mentioned that due to the irresponsible attitude of GOI, this issue is still pending.
Sikkim Karmapa committee had submitted memorandum several times before as well regarding the spiritual test for 17th Karmapa. “Government should conduct test in the presence of other Dharma Gurus. To make the selection fair, they should conduct it in open, and not inside a hall”, he suggested.