Case 25-2017: Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India) & Jeewak Welfare Society
LEGAL WARNING to the Karma Kagyu Lineage
January 18, 2018
Dear Thaye Dorje 17th Gyalwa Karmapa,
Recently Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India) & Jeewak Welfare Society has been found Responsible for Violation of Buddhist Law and Complicity with Spiritual Fraud and False Buddhism, declaring the nullity and immorality of the awards given by this institution, among which is the “Sakyamuni Buddha International Award”. While Thaye Dorje 17th Gyalwa Karmapa has received this award, it is required that it be destroyed or returned, as it has a spurious nature as a result of being associated with the revalidation of the scammer named “Ronald Lloyd Spencer”, who was awarded by Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India) & Jeewak Welfare Society. About the spurious nature of this award, Thaye Dorje 17th Gyalwa Karmapa was previously notified by the Ethics Committee on May 30, 2017, although he decided not to take any kind of public action on this matter, despite the fact that this award compromises his integrity and ethics since it is a revalidation of fraudulent activities. Although it is important that Thaye Dorje 17th Gyalwa Karmapa receives spiritual awards or recognitions for the spiritual knowledge he may possess, it is also important not to maintain complicit silence when the source of such rewards is spurious and immoral, especially taking into account that Dr Milind Jiwane, President of Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India) & Jeewak Welfare Society, recently not only has affirmed lies and threats before the Ethics Committee, but has even stated that Buddhist Law is an “illegal way” and that he will only follow the “Law of India”. Thaye Dorje 17th Gyalwa Karmapa is duly warned that in case of continuing to remain silent to the award given to “Ronald Lloyd Spencer” by Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India) & Jeewak Welfare Society, then this will constitute a violation of Buddhist Ethics.
Concordantly, a contestation is made regarding the spiritual support that Thaye Dorje 17th Gyalwa Karmapa has given to Mr. Ole Nydahl, who is Responsible for Discrimination, False Buddhism and False Spirituality, Violation of the Buddhist ethical precepts, Political Persecution and Attack on the Human Right to Freedom of Expression. Ole Nydahl, along with Ashin Wirathu and Bhaddanta Kumarabhivamsa, are part of a legion of false Buddhists who transmit Islamophobia, which violates the Human Right to Peace and the Human Right to Interreligious Harmony. This must be criticized and condemned with the full force of Law and Ethics, especially considering that the Islamic communities for decades are being subjected to multiple genocides in several countries of the world. Islamophobia then constitutes a Discourse that favors discrimination, apartheid, genocide and crimes against humanity.
Although it is appreciated that Thaye Dorje 17th Gyalwa Karmapa is transmitting a spiritual and non-religious vision of Buddhism. However, the International Buddhist Ethics Committee establishes that complicit silence with violations of Buddhist Law and Human Rights is a very serious violation of Active Contemplation, Compassionate Wisdom and Humanitarian Ethics that constitute the three gems of Buddhism. These pillars must be continuously practiced and never abandoned, and must be fulfilled and followed by the apprentices and practitioners as well as by the highest Buddhist masters.
In conclusion, the International Buddhist Ethics Committee urgently requires Thaye Dorje 17th Gyalwa Karmapa the following:
- Destroy or return the Prize received from Ashwaghosh Buddhists Foundation Nagpur (India) & Jeewak Welfare Society, because it is an award with illegitimate origins.
- To expel Ole Nydahl from the Karma Kagyu lineage for teaching Islamophobic ideas undermining the sacredness and purity of Buddhist Spirituality.
Failure to comply with these requirements will be considered a Violation of Buddhist Ethics.
With a spirit of reconciliation (maitri),
Master Maitreya Samyaksambuddha
President and Spiritual Judge of the International Buddhist Ethics Committee (IBEC) and Buddhist Tribunal on Human Rights (BTHR)