We learned from the media that Lama Naran Singh, an Indian national of
Bihar (India), filed another court case against His Holiness the Dalai
Lama in New Delhi, India. We wish to inform everyone concerned that none
of my followers nor I have any connection with Lama Singh in this regard
and that he never consulted me or any of my followers directly or indirectly
regarding his ideas, plans and actions. Furthermore my followers and I
have never given any advice, recommendation or instruction to Lama Singh
regarding his court case.
We know Lama Singh because he has been a disciple of Chogyam Trungpa,
Kalu Rinpoche and the late 16th Gyalwa Karmapa from whom he had received
his monk ordination. He is also a disciple of Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche who
initiated him into being a tantric practitioner with a consort at his
side. He was also a very close disciple and friend of the late Kongtrul
Rinpoche. A year before his death, Kongtrul Rinpoche had planned to build
a monastery on Lama Singh's land in Bihar.
It is well known that Lama Naran Singh is said to have had personal problems
with His Holiness the Dalai Lama for a very long time. We heard that he
even personally challenged H.H. the Dalai Lama during his teachings in
Bodhgaya in the late 1970s. Taking advantage of the ongoing Karmapa controversy,
Lama Singh filed his court case against His Holiness the Dalai Lama in
New Delhi in the 1990s. At that time, after learning about it, I immediately
wrote a letter to the minister of religious and cultural affairs of the
Tibetan Government in Exile in Dharamsala and explained my position of
being totally detached from all of Lama Singh's ideas, plans and activities.
In his reply, the minister of H.H. the Dalai Lama's Government confirmed
to me his conviction that Lama Singh is acting totally on his own behalf.
However, despite the above, some Tibetan troublemakers managed to publish
an utterly false article in the Australian press which stated that I,
Shamarpa, filed the court case against H.H. the Dalai Lama. This allegation
was and is a blatant lie. At that time I had no means to fight against
this deliberate defamation on a distant continent. Additionally, I did
not wish to devote our precious time to such an obvious intrigue. Because
of Lama Naran Singh's recent filing of his latest courtcase against H.H.
the Dalai Lama in India, I hereby wish to clearly emphasize once again
that neither I nor any of my followers are directly or indirectly connected
to Lama Singh's previous and/or new activities. I sincerely advise everyone
concerned not to believe any false rumours regarding this matter in case
they should surface again somewhere in the world.
Hongkong, 3rd January 2004
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