Case 19/2016: Ronald Lloyd Spencer
LEGAL ACT ON DR AMBEDKAR INTERNATIONAL AWARD 2014
Dear Jeewak Welfare Society & Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India),
By means of this act, on February 27, 2017, we are communicating in order to perform an International Repudiation to the award your organization has given to Ronald Lloyd Spencer, who has been sentenced in the International Buddhist Ethics Committee for the charges of SPIRITUAL FRAUD and FALSE BUDDHISM. This repudiation is not only due to the fact that Ronald Lloyd Spencer manipulates and deceives hundreds of people under the sacred name of Maitreya Buddha, but also this individual uses the Dr. Ambedkar International Award as a sort of spiritual revalidation, since he needs to create a Buddhist image surrounding him to be able to carry out his systematic and generalized scams. Obviously, this awarding was an error of judgment on the part of the organizations Jeewak Welfare Society & Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India), which assumed the legitimacy of Spencer. However, it is crucial that these organizations immediately annul said award, by declaring its annulment and cancelling it for ethical and legal reasons. Failure to do this annulment of the award given to Ronald Lloyd Spencer, after being aware about his offences, then you will be complicit in scams and fraudulent activities.
The International Buddhist Ethics Committee establishes that, in case the award given incorrectly to Mr. Spencer would not be annulled, this would immediately constitute an invalidation of any spiritual award given by the Jeewak Welfare Society & Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India), which means that the prizes awarded to individuals such as 17 Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje, Ven. Dhammananda Bhikkhuni and H.H. 37 Drikung Kyabgön Chetsang, among others, would be declared null.
In conclusion, when a Buddhist individual or institution makes an error of judgment, which is something absolutely normal, the Path of Righteousness points out that it should be repaired and never trying to justify and maintain the error, otherwise the error becomes a harmful pattern or repetition (karma). Buddhist Spirituality points out that even the Free and Enlightened Beings (Arhats-Bodhisattvas) make mistakes, due to the fact that everything is imperfect, impermanent and insubstantial; what differentiates a spiritual master from the rest of society is that he or she always learns from mistakes, turns them into compassionate wisdom (karuna-prajna), never trying to defend or repeat said mistakes.
By means of this Act of Repudiation it is declared the annulment of the Award given to Ronald Lloyd Spencer, who is a criminal in the eyes of Buddhism, since this award constitutes treason to the memory of Dr Ambedkar. It is also set as a warning that in case of non acceptance of this Legal Act, the International Buddhist Ethics Committee shall declare as illegal all the prizes awarded by the Jeewak Welfare Society & Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India), making the decision to remove the membership of the latter institution in the UNITED BUDDHIST NATIONS ORGANIZATION. Obviously, in case of complying with the decisions of the Legal Act, these institutions will have all the ethical, spiritual and educational support from the International Buddhist Ethics Committee, offering them absolute access to full scholarships in Advanced Buddhist Studies.
Always with a spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
President and Spiritual Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee and Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights