book refers to our interview at a Delhi hotel. It says that I was
drinking coffee again and again while the interview was carrying
on. At first I felt puzzled and wondered how this particular description
came to be written because the words did not agree with the facts
in the slightest.
twenty something years ago I have met many people at Buddhist centers
and monasteries and you can ask them as witnesses. I am sure they
will tell you I never drink coffee, because I have a bad allergy
to coffee. I talked about this odd piece of information regarding
me with some of my friends, and I discovered from them that coffee
was the most common beverage at business meetings. So now it is
obvious to me that you use coffee falsely in order to make me look
like a businessman.
told me you were an ‘independent journalist’, and that no doubt
gives you the privilege and freedom to do many things that are normally
denied to ordinary people. I am sorry to say, but this privilege
emboldens you to be biased and tell lies when they suit your purposes,
to the extent that perhaps you did not even realize that yourself.
book also shows clearly that you are closely linked with Akong Tulku,
his brother Lama Yeshe, and Situ Rinpoche. Since I am their enemy,
surely then that must be the reason why you paint such a negative
picture of me in the eyes of the readers. Therefore, I must ask
you to retract your words and inform your readers of the real truths