The Tragedy of Falun Gong Practitioners
Falun Gong Goes Outright Against Buddhism: Tibetan Buddhist Masters

Tibetan Buddhism masters denounced the crimes of the Falun Gong cult Thursday afternoon, saying the cult goes absolutely against the basic doctrine of all religions, including Buddhism.

In a meeting attended by Buddhist masters and monks in Tibet, living Buddha Tubdaindaje said that the Falun Gong cult and its ringleader Li Hongzhi, who has branded the cult a branch of Buddhism, aims at achieving a vicious political objective at the expense of its followers.

The inhuman acts by the Falun Gong practitioners go absolutely against the doctrine of Buddhism that "whoever commits suicide or kills would never realize samsara," he noted.

Living Buddha Tsemoling, deputy president of the Tibetan Branch of the China Buddhist Association, pointed out that the Falun Gong cult, just like the Dalai clique, aims to split the motherland and subvert the Chinese government against the will of all patriotic Buddhists.

Living Buddha Yongzhong Gawa, vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the Tibet Autonomous Regional People's Congress, said that the vicious plot to damage the social stability by Li Hongzhi and other separatists is doomed to failure.

The views were echoed by all participants at the meeting, who were indignant over the crimes committed by the evil cult and explicitly showed their resolution for safeguarding the ethnic unity and the reunification of the motherland.

(Xinhuanet 02/01/2001)