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Dalai Lama & Kalachakra A Wake Up Call for the West (Mandarin and English Interview)

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(Note: Since my Mandarin is only rudimentary, please let me know if this “anonymous translation” is accurate and not utilizing our interview for other purposes. I am somewhat cautious. Thank you. James Stephens).

4 December 2008

The following is core text of an interview with Victor and Victoria Trimondi (Germany) by James C. Stephens on September 11, 2003 and its Chinese translation. The article was credited to James C. Stephens and the Chinese translation shall be credited to an anonymous individual. The interview highlights the importance of distinguishing Tibetan Lamaism from the genuine Buddhism.

Trimondi:

We first met the XIV Dalai Lama in the eighties and became friends while publishing his writings in our publishing house, Trikont-Dianus-Verlag. While organizing international conferences with him and other famous speakers on interreligious and intercultural topics and specifically securing governmental level invitations to Germany and Austria for him, we began to seriously explore Tibetan Buddhism. However, after many years of extensive study and reflection, we seriously questioned some of the fundamental tenets of the “Tantric Buddhism” (which is in fact Tibetan Lamaism that is not recoganized by majority followers of the true Buddhism in the world – multipletext.com) the Dalai Lama professed and eventually became one of his sharpest critics.

我们在八十年代首次遇见十四世达赖喇嘛,并通过在我们的出版社出版他的文章而与他成为朋友。在和他以及其他著名的发言人组织关于跨宗教,跨文化的国际会议的时候,尤其是在确保他获得德国和奥地利政府的官方邀请的时候,我们开始认真地了解藏传喇嘛教。但是,在多年的广泛研究和思考之后,我们质疑达赖喇嘛宣扬的喇嘛教的一些基本信条。最终我们成为他最严厉的批判者之一。

Frankly speaking, the Dalai Lama has two faces. He makes his official contact with the West under the maxim of Mahayana Buddhism and then deftly assimilates the highest values and ideals of western culture. Through diplomatic tolerance he wins Agnostics as well as the hearts of unsuspecting Jews and Christians, to whom he preaches in the tongue of “a man of peace” and as a human rights activist relates passages of “compassion, love, and non-violence” from the “Sermon on the Mount.” Nearly all of the speeches the Dalai Lama delivers in public are extremely tolerant, human and compassionate. You can only agree. And yet, there is another face that peeks out from behind the mask of goodness, charity and kindness, which gives one pause to think more deeply about the shadow of this ‘man of peace.”

坦白的讲,达赖喇嘛有两张面孔。他以大乘佛教的名义与西方接触,然后有技巧的吸收西方文化的价值和理想。通过富于外交性的容忍态度,他赢得了不可知论者和毫无戒心的犹太人及基督徒的心。对这些人,他以和平主义者和人权运动家的腔调布道,谈及“山中布道”中关于 “同情,爱,和非暴力”的段子。几乎所有达赖喇嘛在公共场合发布的演讲都非常的宽容,有人情味,富于同情心。你只能同意。但是,在这张正义,慈善和友善的面具下,却有另一张面孔。这张面孔使人停下来深入的思考这个“和平主义者”的阴影。

The XIV Dalai Lama, the God-King of Tibet is the highest representative of Tantric “Buddhism” [this representative is in fact not recognized by other branches of Tibetan Lamaism – multipletext.com], established in Tibet in the 8th century, A.D. Tantrism, the last stage in the history of Buddhism (since the 5th century A.D. in India) is based on ritual and magic formulas. Not unlike other religions it also has “skeletons in its’ closet” which it carefully conceals as a guest in the Western world. Tibetan Tantrism is a belief in spirits and demons, secret sexual practices, occultism, mind control, and an obsession with power. In contrary to every democratic custom, the present Dalai Lama consults with the Nechung Oracle, a monk who is possessed by a Mongolian war God, on all important state decisions.

十四世达赖喇嘛是喇嘛教的神王。喇嘛教建于公元8世纪, 是基于仪式和魔法公式的。和其他宗教没有不同,它也有“壁橱里的骷髅”。但是它在西方作客时仔细地把这一点给掩盖了起来。喇嘛教是一种对灵异魔鬼,秘密性交、神秘主义、精神控制和权力崇拜的信仰。与每一个民主团体的习惯相反,现在的达赖喇嘛在所有重要的国家决策上都求助鬼神谕,一个被蒙古战神附体的僧侣。

What primarily concerns us about the interreligious ceremony in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. is the level of naivety in the West. For the past 25 years, the Dalai Lama has quietly performed the Kalachakra Tantra (“The Wheel of Time”), the highest of all ancient Tantric initiations for tens of thousands of spiritual novices in the West; introducing Tantric ideology, secret sexual practices, and magic rituals integrated into the context of his religious-political worldview. Critical voices have been raised, while he continues to secretly transmit the Kalachakra’s prophetic vision of the establishment of a universal Buddhocracy (Shambhala) in which spiritual and worldly power are united in one person, the “world emperor”(Chakravartin), wherein other religions will no longer exist.

我们对于在华盛顿特区的国家大教堂举行的跨宗教仪式的最大忧虑,是西方天真的程度。在过去的25年,达赖喇嘛不事声张地对西方成千上万的宗教新人举行着时轮大法这一古代喇嘛教所有灌顶方式中的最高形式,把喇嘛教信仰,秘密的集体淫乱和魔法仪式整合进他的宗教-政治世界观中。他继续秘密地传播着时轮的预言,预言一个无所不在的喇嘛教统治–香巴拉。在这个喇嘛教治之下,所有精神的和世俗的力量都集于一人–世界皇帝,而其他的宗教都不再存在。

Stephens:

Who are these “non-Buddhist” (non-Lamaist) enemies spoken of in the Kalachakra Teachings? I’ve seen articles in the Buddhist magazines the Shambhala Sun and Tricycle about Lamas dressing up in military uniforms. I thought Buddhism was a peaceful faith.

谁是那些在《时轮大法典籍》中提到的非喇嘛教徒敌人?我已经在佛教(?)杂志《香巴拉之日》中看到了穿着军事制服的喇嘛们。我过去曾以为佛教是一种平和的信仰。

The secret text of the Kalachakra explicitly names the “leaders” of Judaism, Christianity and Islam as the opponents of Buddhism: “Adam, Enoch, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, Mani, Muhammad and the Mahdi” describing them as “the family of the demonic snakes” (Shri Kalachakra I. 154).

时轮大法预言了一个喇嘛教帝国的建立和喇嘛教的军事力量对非喇嘛教的宗教所发动的战争。时轮的秘密典籍明确地把犹太教,基督教和伊斯兰教的领导人提出来作为喇嘛教的敌人。

Over the last five years in the German speaking countries, these shadow-aspects of Lamaism have lead to a vast, steady and increasing stream of criticism in the media. During the Kalachakra-Initiation of the Dalai Lama last year in Austria there were very controversial debates on TV and Radio Stations and Press Media. The internationally well known newspaper “Der Standard” published an article entitled “A Warrior Ritual with the Dalai Lama: The Kalachakra”. The German Weekly of Christian intellectuals “Der Rheinische Merkur” entitled an article: “What is hidden behind the Kalachakra Tantra? Supremely Ferocious Warriors!”

过去五年中,在德语国家里喇嘛教的这些阴暗面已经引起了媒体中日渐增加的批评。去年,当达赖喇嘛在奥地利举行时轮灌顶的时候,电台、电视、和平面媒体都有激烈的争论。国际著名的报纸发布了一篇名为“达赖喇嘛的武士仪式:时轮大法”的文章。德国的基督教知识分子周报也发表了一篇文章:“在时轮大法中掩藏者什么?超级狂战士!”

As in the Islamic martyr-ideology Shambhala-Warriors, who will be killed in the last battle have earned passage into the “Buddhist” (Lamaism) paradise.

正如伊斯兰的烈士信仰一样,在最后一战中死去的香巴拉武士将获得通向喇嘛教天堂的通行证。

The military scenarios in some “Buddhist” Centers such as the Shambhala training camps of the deceased Lama Chögyum Trungpa, have until now only a symbolic meaning, and yet they are interpreted as a spiritual preparation of the prophesized great Shambhala War. In the imagination of some Lamas all participants in a Kalachakra initiation have the questionable privilege of being reborn as “Shambhala Warriors” in order to be able to participate in the coming apocalyptic battle either as infantry or officers, dependant on rank. High lamas of particular lineages have already been assigned to commanding positions in the future.

到现在为止,在某些喇嘛教中心出现的军事场景还只有象征意义,但这些场景已被解读为对预言中伟大的香巴拉战争的一种精神准备。在某些喇嘛的想像中,所有时轮灌顶的参加者都有重生为香巴拉武士的可能性。他们将参加即将到来的末日大战。依据阶级,他们将成为普通士兵或者军官。某些血统的高级喇嘛已经被赋予未来的指挥职务。

Stephens:

Of late, the scandal of sexual abuse among Catholics and other Christian clergy has hit the news. I recall that a number of years ago, we spoke to members of Dharmadhatu in West Hollywood who openly mentioned that their founder Osel Tenzin had knowingly infected many of their members with the aids virus and that nine lamas had died in Boulder, Colorado. We were humbled by their vulnerability on the subject. They obviously felt terribly violated. Another Christian woman we met in Seattle who was formerly a sexual consort to a local Tibetan lama was so severely wounded by her experience that she would not even speak of it in detail.

最近,新闻报道了在天主教和基督教的神职人员中发生的性虐待丑闻。我记得许多年以前,我们曾和位于西好莱坞的大麻哈土的成员谈过话。他们公开提到他们的创建者曾故意用艾滋病毒去感染大麻哈土的很多成员,他们还提到九个喇嘛在科罗拉多首府死去。我们为他们在此事上的脆弱无助感到震惊。很明显地,他们感到被严重的侵害了。我们还曾在西雅图遇见过另一个基督妇女。她一度是一个当地的西藏喇嘛的性伴侣。她受的伤害是如此的深, 以至于她从不肯详细提起这些经历。

Trimondi:

Here in Europe, one of the most well known and discussed cases involved the Scottish Buddhist June Campbell and the attempt of her teacher, the most honorable eighty year old Lama Kalu Rinpoche, to misuse her sexually. The 10. February 1999 headline of the British newspaper The Independent read: “I was a Tantric sex slave.”

在欧洲这里,最广为人知并被广泛讨论的案例中包括苏格兰喇嘛教徒琼.坎贝尔。她的老师卡鲁仁波切,一位受人尊敬的八十岁的老喇嘛, 曾对她有过性侵犯。英国报纸独立报曾在1999年2月10日刊登头条:“我是一个喇嘛性奴隶。”

Campbell shows also in her confessional book Traveller in Space that the sexual misuse of women is not only a blameable attitude but that it is a central part of the Lamaist Tantric religion. The sexual magic practice exercised by a Lama with a woman has the specific goal to transmit the erotic and female energy into the spiritual and worldly power of the male partner. Such sexual rituals are the core of Tibetan Buddhism. Also in the secret higher initiations of the Kalachakra Tantra sexual magical rites take place. The ritual texts can be interpreted symbolically or real (!). Both are possible. The originals say that eleven-year-old girls may be used as sexual partners.

坎贝尔在她自己自白性的书《空间的旅行者》中提到,一个喇嘛对女性的性行为有着一个明确的目标:把女性的性能量传入男性伙伴的灵与肉中。这些性仪式是藏传佛教的核心。在时轮大法的更高级的灌顶仪式中,也可以看到带有魔法意味的性仪式。这些仪式的书面描述可以做象征性的解释,也可以做字面上的解释, 两种都行。原文说11岁的女孩子可以用来作为性伴侣。

Trimondi:

It’s really shocking, in the “SS-Ahnenerbe“, which was the academic brain trust of the SS, that its’ Chief Heinrich Himmler, was openly engaged in ongoing discussions with the most distinguished German Orientalists of his time in the construction of a new Indo-Arian Nazi-Religion. After WW II this discussion was continued by prominent neo-fascist ideologues.

真正让人吃惊的是,在党卫军的智库,海因里希·希姆莱公开地与他那个时代最杰出的东方学家讨论建立一种新的印度雅利安纳粹宗教。在二战后,这种讨论为主要的新纳粹主义分子所继续。

Stephens:

I recall attending the Simon Wiesenthal Museum of Tolerance in 1996 when the Dalai Lama was awarded “The Simon Wiesenthal Peace Prize” and the director equated him with “Aaron, our man of peace.” What should the Jewish community be concerned about in light of your research on his connections with Nazism?

我还记得在1996年,赛蒙伪三叟博物馆授予了达赖喇嘛赛蒙伪三叟和平奖。当时赛蒙伪馆长将达赖称为亚伦,我们的和平者。从你对他和纳粹主义的联系的研究来看,犹太社区应该对什么感到担心?

Trimondi:

It is a fact that the Shambhala War Ideology of the Kalachakra-Tantra has led to aggressive behaviour, megalomaniacal visions and conspiracy theories both in the history of the Asia as well as in that of religious fascism and neo-fascism. Already in the SS-Ahnenerbe, where Heinrich Himmler’s Nazi-Religion was born, there was an interest in the contents of the Kalachakra-Tantra. The influential fascist and cultural philosopher Julius Evola saw in the mythic world of Shambhala an esoteric centre of a sacred warrior race. This vision is today still firmly anchored in the religious ideas of the international far-right movement. That alone makes it necessary for the Dalai Lama to distance himself clearly from the war-mongering Shambhala Myth.

一个毋庸置疑的事实是时轮大法关于世界战争的意识形态于历史上已经在亚洲和宗教法西斯主义及新纳粹主义中导致了过激的行为,妄想,和阴谋论。在作为海因里希·希姆莱的纳粹宗教诞生地的党卫军的智库,时轮大法的内涵曾引起人们浓厚的兴趣。著名的法西斯分子和文化哲学家聚勒司·挨废拉在神话般的香巴拉世界中看到了一个神圣的武士种族的中心地位。这种构想至今仍然在国际极右运动的宗教观念中占据了一席之地。光是这一条就足以要求达赖喇嘛和鼓吹战争的香巴拉之谜保持清楚的距离。

Instead of this he has cultivated friendly contacts with people such as the ex-SS men Bruno Beger (convicted as helping to murder more than 86 Jews) and Heinrich Harrer, author of Seven Years in Tibet (a chronicle of his experience with the Dalai Lama over seven years prior to his exile to India). The Homepage of the Government of Tibet in Exile (www.tibet.com/Status/statement.html) shows the XIV Dalai Lama between Bruno Beger on his right and Heinrich Harrer on his left. Beger has been a member of the famous SS-Tibet Expedition organized by the SS in 1938/1939 whose primary goal was to find traces of an ancient, lost indo-Arian religion in the Himalayas. Some occult leaders in the SS were convinced that Tibetan Lamas are the key holders of these Indo-Arian Mysteries. Beger is highly respected by the Government of Tibet in Exile as a chief witness for the political independence of the country in the 30‘s and 40‘s of the last century.

但他不仅没有这样做,反而与诸如布鲁诺·伯格和海因里希·哈尔一类的人建立了友好的联系。其中布鲁诺·伯格是前党卫军,被定罪帮助谋杀了超过86个犹太人人;海因里希·哈尔是《西藏七年》的作者(《西藏七年》讲述了他和达赖喇嘛在达赖流亡去印度之前的七年间的经历)。西藏流亡政府的网站显示了十四世达赖喇嘛站在布鲁诺·伯格和海因里希·哈尔之间。伯格是著名的党卫军西藏探险队在1938-1939年间的成员。这个探险队的主要目的是在喜马拉雅山地区找到一个古代失落的印度雅利安宗教的痕迹。党卫军中的一些头目相信西藏喇嘛们掌握着这一印度雅利安之迷的关键。伯格作为西藏在上一世纪三十和四十年代的政治独立运动的主要见证人,受到西藏流亡政府高度尊敬。

Nearly unknown until now are the contacts of the Dalai Lama with the French SS-collaborator, convinced anti-Semite, recognised Orientalist and Kalachakra Tantra Expert Jean Marquès-Rivière (in his absence convicted and given the death sentence for turning Jews over to the Gestapo in France). The founder of an esoteric Hitler movement the ex-Chilean diplomat Miguel Serrano (promoter of an extremely racist SS-mysticism, which is based on Tantric practices and on the idea of the Shambhala Warriors) met the Dalai Lama four times.

直到最近才被揭露的还有达赖喇嘛和基·麻克斯锐非的联系。麻克斯是法国著名的东方学家,时轮大法专家,坚定的反犹主义者。他因为与党卫军合作,将犹太人交给在法国的盖世太保而被缺席定罪,判为死刑。一个秘密的希特勒运动的创始人,前智利外交家米盖儿·色锐耨也曾与达赖喇嘛会晤过四次。米盖儿是一个基于密宗和关于香巴拉武士的想法的极端种族主义社团的鼓吹者。

Well known became his relationship with the Japanese terrorist, Shoko Asahara, whom he described, even after the Tokyo sarin gas attacks, as his “friend, albeit an imperfect one”. Only later he did distance himself from the Guru. Asahara’s Doomsday Philosophy was mainly influenced by the Shambhala Ideology and by Tibetan Tantrism.

众所周知的还有他与日本恐怖分子麻原彰晃的联系。他把麻原彰晃描述为他的朋友,尽管不完美。这已经是在东京沙林毒气袭击之后。直到后来,他才与麻原彰晃疏远开来。麻原彰晃的末日论主要就是受到香巴拉意识形态和藏传喇嘛教的影响。

Hollywood films are the most powerful vectors of fantasy ever known to humankind. So the extensive and well known connection of the Dalai Lama with the film world and with famous actors and actresses is certainly an effective propaganda instrument. Since the nineties, Tibet, the Tibetan God King and Tibetan “Buddhism” have been glorified by the most prominent film-directors, neglecting even a minimum of critique of Tibet’s feudalistic and bloody past controlled by a despotic monk (lama) aristocracy with absolute power.

好莱坞电影是人类已知的最强有力的幻想。所以达赖喇嘛与电影世界和著名演员的广泛而又广为人知的联系就是一个有效的宣传武器。自从九十年代以来,西藏,西藏神王和西藏喇嘛教就被最有名的电影导演们所神化,而对于西藏被一个专制的僧侣贵族统治所绝对控制的封建制的和血腥的过去,哪怕是一点点的批评也被忽略不计了。

Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Little Buddha” or Martin Scorsese’s “Kundun” are constructions of a virtual Tibet, which never did exist. Even the ancient anti-Nazi tradition of the American film-fabric was broken, when Jean Jacques Annaud brought out “Seven years in Tibet”. This film with Brad Pitt is a mystification and hero worship of the former SS-man Heinrich Harrer who in the forties became the teacher of the young Dalai Lama. In his book Virtual Tibet (2000) Orville Schell details the “incredible” story of one of the most effective delusions in the film world: The Tibet Fantasies of Hollywood. Some other purpose than an art display? Why should we be concerned?

本拿多·本托虏西的小活佛或者麻钉·死搞嬉嬉的困顿构造了一个虚幻的西藏,这个西藏从来都没有存在过。甚至美国电影里一直存在的反纳粹的传统也在鸡·即刻死·按诺得推出西藏七年的时候被打破了。这部由不拉德·痞特主演的电影是对前党卫军海因里希·哈尔的神化和英雄崇拜。哈尔在四十年代成为年青的达赖喇嘛的老师。 厄非尔·谢尔在他的《虚拟西藏》(2000)一书中详细描述了电影世界所制造的最有效的幻觉:好莱坞的西藏神话。

The following is core text of an interview with Victor and Victoria Trimondi (Germany) by James C. Stephen on September 11, 2003 and its Chinese translation. The article was credited to James C. Stephens and the Chinese translation shall be credited to an anonymous individual. The interview highlights the importance of distinguishing Tibatan Lamaism from the genuine Buddhism.

  Stephens:

I remember running into Richard Gere at the Wiesenthal Museum Peace Prize presentation and discovered that his Foundation has financed the building of over 300 sand Mandalas throughout the continental US. What exactly is a sand Mandala? Do these Monk’s Mandala tours have some other purpose than an art display? Why should we be concerned?

我还记得有一次在赛蒙伪三叟博物馆的和平奖颁奖仪式上遇到了理差鸡。我发现他的基金会资助了在美国大陆各地修建的超过三百个沙做的曼荼罗。曼荼罗到底是什么?这些喇嘛们的曼荼罗展览除了作为艺术展览之外还有什么目的?我们为什么应对此感到担心?

Trimondi:

A Mandala is a sacred pictogram; one also can call it a “magic circle”. It is an instrument to evoke the gods, goddesses and demons of the Tantric pantheon. For a modern Western approach, in which religion and arts are not yet unified, the Mandala is a work of art. However, in the Lamaist tradition where there is no difference between the aesthetic and the sacred and where art is always sacred art, the Mandala is a spiritual power vortex, an assembly point of gods and demons, a palace of the divine, a spiritual battery from where powerful energies are radiating. It is also connected with the Lamaist idea that the place, where the Mandala is erected, stands under the absolute control of its divine or, we would say, demonic “inhabitants”.

曼荼罗是一种神圣的图案;我们也可以把它叫做魔力圆圈“, 被用来召唤密宗万神殿的神灵和魔鬼们。由于从现代西方的视角来看,宗教和艺术并非是一个统一体,所以曼荼罗被视为一种艺术品。但是在喇嘛教的传统里,审美与神圣并没有区别,曼荼罗被看作是一种灵塔,是神灵与魔鬼的汇聚点,是一种神殿,就象是一种精神电池,从其中可以发出强大的能量,曼荼罗建立之地被认为处于圣灵的绝对控制之下,或者说,在魔鬼的绝对控制之下。

The intricate Mandala, constructed during the Kalachakra Ceremony, is made with coloured sand and symbolizes the whole universe. At the end of the ritualistic performance the sand construction will be destroyed by the Tibetan monks. The so called “dismantling” of the sand Mandala symbolizes the destruction of the world and of the universe. This is part of the apocalyptic Doomsday Scenarios in the Kalachakra prophecies which culminate in a final battle and the End of our planet. Nevertheless the construction and destruction of the Mandala is presented by the Dalai Lama as a contribution to world peace.

在时轮仪式中,繁复的曼荼罗是用彩色的沙建造的,象征着整个宇宙。在仪式结束时,沙曼荼罗会被西藏喇嘛们摧毁, 象征着整个世界和宇宙的毁灭这是时轮预言中关于末日理论的一部分,这一末日理论预言了一场最终之战和星球的毁灭。然而,曼荼罗的建造和毁灭却被达赖喇嘛包装成对世界和平的贡献。

Although one would desire to believe in its peace producing energy, realistically one has to accept, that the construction of this magic circle after more than 25 years in the West has brought no more appeasement to the people than it did in Tibet which has suffered much. The aggressive and terrorist energies have become more and stronger in our world and the clash of religions has become an everyday-problem in politics. Is it not evident that the construction of 300 sand Mandalas throughout the U.S. you are speaking of has not contributed peace to this country? History on the contrary has proceeded in the opposite direction and is on the way of destruction and war.

尽管我们想要相信曼荼罗能够产生和平的能量,我们却不得不接受这一事实:自魔力圈在西方被建造起来的25年里,它并没有给人们带来比它在西藏给人们带来的更多的欢乐。在我们的世界中,激进的和恐怖主义的能量越来越多,越来越强,宗教冲突已经成为家常便饭。显而易见,你提到的遍布美国的超过三百个的曼荼罗并没有给这个国家带来和平,历史正朝相反的方向前进,走向战争和毁灭。

In our studies it was alarming to find that following the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993 a Wheel of Time (Kalachakra) Sand Mandala was built in the lobby of Tower One. For over thirty days, many of the World Trade Center workers and visitors were invited by the Tibetan Monks to participate in the construction of this Mandala. When the Dalai Lama visits New York in the next days, we would ask: Why the terrible event of 9/11 could happen at the World Trade Center that was consecrated by the so called “Circle of Peace,” the Kalachakra Sand Mandala, the same mandalas that were unable to prevent the destruction of 7500 monasteries of Tibet? In this context a sentence of the Tantra expert and Indian scholar Shashi Bhusan Dasgupta may be remarkable: “The word Kala means time, death and destruction. Kala-Chakra is the Wheel of Destruction.”

我们在研究中不安的发现,在1993年世贸大楼遭到第一次炸弹袭击之后,一个时轮沙曼荼罗在一号楼的大厅里被建造起来。在超过三十天的过程中,许多世贸大楼的工作者和游客被西藏喇嘛们邀请参与这个曼荼罗的建造。当达赖喇嘛在随后的几天中访问纽约的时候,我们想问:为什么911那样可怕的事件最终还是发生了,尽管世贸大楼被所谓的和平之轮这一时轮沙曼荼罗所庇佑着?别忘了这些同样的曼荼罗并没有保护西藏的7500个喇嘛庙不被摧毁。在这一背景下,时轮大法专家,印度学者沙士的一句话就显得令人震惊了:时意味着时间,死亡和毁灭。时轮就是毁灭之轮。

We just did find in the Internet a statement of a participant of the WTC Kalachakra Ceremony, which seems really revealing especially because it is made by an initiand of the Tantra: “The topic shifted to the Kalachakra Mandala that was made at One World Trade Center. I was at the dissolution ceremony there, may be around ’96. The monks gathered up all the sand from the Mandala at 1WTC, put it in a vase, then carried it across the bridge into World Financial Center through the Winter Garden, then dumped the sand ceremoniously into the Hudson River for the sake of World Peace. The surface of the river glittered with the afternoon sun, and I cried. 5 years later, the whole building is gone, just like the sand Mandala.”

我们在互联网上找到了一个当年世贸大楼的时轮大法仪式的参加者的话,这些话看起来意味深长, 暗藏天机:话题转换到一号楼的时轮曼荼罗上。我当时也在降解仪式上,时间大概是96年。喇嘛们把所有的来自一号楼曼荼罗的沙都搜集起来,放入一个瓶子里面,然后把瓶子通过冬园带过通向世界金融中心的桥,然后郑重其事地把沙倾入哈德迅大河之中,祈求世界和平。当时河面上闪烁着午后阳光,令我感动流泪。五年以后,整座大楼都消失了,就象沙曼荼罗一样。

Stephens:

From your experience in the Kalachakra Debate in Europe and your observation of mass media’s romantic portrayal of Tibet, what are the potential dangers to other faiths, including Buddhism and democracy of this growing Shambhala myth?

从你在欧洲关于时轮大法的辩论的经验和对媒体对西藏浪漫化的描述的观察来看,哪些是对其他信仰的危险.

Trimondi:

The danger lies in that the Kalachakra Tantra ritual subtlety builds an ideological foundation for a future “war of religions.” If the problematic contents of this archaic belief are not openly discussed, they may present a dangerous ideological challenge to the positive legacy of Western Civilization and Democratic institutions. There is also no doubt that the Kalachakra ideology proposing the establishment of “Buddhocratic” rule, a universal Emperor (Chakravartin) , violence, the licence to kill and the waging of a “Buddhist” holy war are in direct opposition to the original peaceful teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha. Concerning this discrepancy between the aggressive contents of the Kalachakra Tantra and the original peaceful Dharma, taught by the historic Buddha, we have formulated Eight Questions to the Dalai Lama.

危险在于时轮大法的仪式为未来的宗教战争巧妙地提供了一个意识形态的基础。如果这个充满问题的远古喇嘛信仰的内涵不被公开讨论的话,它们也许会在意识形态上对西方文明和民主制度的正面遗产提出危险的挑战。在时轮大法的意识形态中提到的喇嘛教统治,一个世界之神,杀戮的自由以及发动喇嘛教圣战,在在都与真正佛教的和平教诲背道而驰。关于时轮大法暴力与独裁本质与佛祖教诲及大乘佛教的根本性区别,我们向达赖喇嘛提出了八项质问。

Stephens:

Serious talks of the Dalai Lama’s return to China before the Olympics are beginning to leak into the media. How will this impact the future of the West?

关于达赖喇嘛在奥运会之前回到中国的严肃讨论正渐渐见于媒体。这将如何影响西方的未来呢?

Trimondi:

We are really uneasy, if you ask us, as to what may potentially happen if this “Buddhist”-Jihad-Ideology” of the Kalachakra Tantra will become a new vision of the Chinese political self-understanding. Will the much more peaceful and softer philosophy of Daoism and Confucianism be replaced by the “Shambhala Warrior Doctrine”, which was once propagated in thirties by the Japanese Shinto-Fascists to mobilize the Mongolian minorities of Manchuria and West China? If the present situation in Europe is any indicator, we must say that we are alarmed as we witness the rising interest in Germany of Fascist, Neo-fascist and Nazi-intellectuals and in Asia of a terrorist like the Japanese Doomsday Guru Shoko Asahara in the ideological concepts of the Shambhala War of the Kalachakra Tantra. This should be a Menetekel, that the “writing is on the wall” as a major wake-up call for the West.

我们感到很不安。如果这种喇嘛教圣战的意识形态成为中国政治新理念的话, 平和理性的道家和儒家学说是否会被这种香巴拉武士教条所取代呢?在三十年代,日本神道法西斯分子曾利用东密来动员满族和蒙古族少数民族参与分裂中国的战争。当我们目睹德国法西斯分子,新法西斯分子,纳粹知识分子以及亚洲的恐怖分子(如日本的麻原彰晃)对时轮大法的香巴拉战争的兴趣日益增长时,我们不得不因此而充满戒心, 并向西方敲响警钟。

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Two Faces of a Tibetan Idol in America

March 07 2014 DL WDC National Cathedral Interfaith Dialogue

An Icon of Light with a Shady Side
by Tilman Müller and Janis Vougioukas
English Translation of an excellent German article in Stern Magazine published in 2009.

When visiting Germany this week, the Dalai Lama will again be lauded as a messiah. The head of Tibetans is regarded as a symbol of tolerance. But critics in his exile community fail in demanding religious freedom and democracy.

He always comes in a large convoy like a president, bodyguards surrounding him, movie stars and managers forming honour guards. Politicians in charge hurry to welcome him. The scene may be the same this week in Frankfurt [Germany], just as it was in Nuremberg last year. The Dalai Lama greeted the crowds with his lovely child-like waving of hands. But his speech in the town hall made people halt their breath, as reported by a local newspaper next day.

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He catered the elect audience saying he saw Nuremberg already on photographs when he was still a child: “very attractive with generals and weapons“ and with “Adolf Hitler and Hermann Goering“.
Some of the auditors seemed to be “embarrassed”, some were “alienated for a second;” Nuremberg’s chief mayor Ulrich Maly calls it a “moment of shock“. The special guests tried to get him self afterwards out of the affair by stating that as a child he wasn’t able to foresee the Nazi catastrophe.

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If the Pope had given himself room for such statements in the city of the Reichsparteitage [NSDAP party summits] and the race laws, there would have been a loud outcry in the republic [of Germany]. But the head of Tibetan Buddhists is willingly excused for such words although His Holiness has enough reason to critically think about Nazi history. He who bears the title of the “Ocean of Wisdom” always had a very close relationship to his teacher Heinrich Harrer, a famous alpinist and author (“Seven years in Tibet”). Harrer had been a snappy Nazi who for a long time tried to hide the fact that he used to hold the rank of SS-Oberscharführer [Senior Squad Leader of the Schutz-Staffel (SS) or Protective Echelon of Adolf Hitler]. The Tibetan court used to have close ties with the NS-regime.

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SS-expeditions were welcomed to Lhasa with full mark of respect. Until today, His Holiness never distanced himself from these inglorious relationships. But this is not the only dark chapter in his story of success.

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The Dalai Lama smiles away all doubts. Almost everywhere he receives the same god-like veneration. In the West he appears as the super idol of the new age but in the Himalayans he governs like a medieval potentate. A gentle do-gooder who can show a surprisingly intolerant yes dictator-like behaviour. His people’s sad fate, suppressed by Beijing and expulsed, hides the inner problems of the Dalai Lama-regime.

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Here [in Germany] people attracted by him fill stadiums like coming to see a pop star. In Nuremberg 7,000 people listened to him, in Hamburg two years ago 30.000 and Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena expects 40.000 visitors these days. The tickets range from € 10 to € 230 and usually are booked one year in advance. In conjunction with his huge events, there came up a unique spiritual supermarket. 728 German and 908 English books from and about the Dalai Lama are listed with amazon, 13,200 videos at youtube, almost 8 million entries in google. The son of Tibetan peasants is the most popular of all living noble laureates.

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Members of all religions and also atheists come like pilgrims to his one-man-shows. “We had direct eye-contact”, a young woman in the German city of Moenchengladbach shouted out over-happily and immediately promised to stop smoking henceforth. “He makes me feel good”, a woman in Boston says in excitement and puts it into a nutshell, “it’s his aura, this simpleness”.

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Just in Europe and the US, the birthplaces of the Age of Enlightenment, this Buddhist messiah formed new strongholds of his religion and he also finds favour with the usually critical-thinking generation of 68 [the left wing student protest movement in Europe] In 1971, Stern Magazine [The magazine where this article was published] celebrated him as the “saint on the mountain”, Spiegel Magazine romanticised him to be a “god to touch” two years ago.

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The head of the powerful German publishing house Springer, Mathias Döpfner, ex-porn queen Dolly Buster, German football star Mehmet Scholl, former economy minister Otto Graf Lambsdorff, and the inventor of the famous Love Parade Dr. Motte venerate Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama.

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Where does that huge excitement come from? Christianity is loosing prestige and believers. That left a vacuum giving Buddhism a space to develop in the west as some kind of wellness-religion. And the peaceful calmness of the Dalai Lama makes you feel comfortable in the rough daily rat-race. His positive charisma seems to ban all fear of crisis. On top of this, there arose a Tibet romanticism in the West transfiguring  the snow land on the roof of the world where the Dalai Lama had been born in 1935 in a hut with juniper rain-pipes.

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The Asia expert Orville Schell, president of the New York Center of Sino-American Relations, explained the development of the Tibet-Myth from its remote position for centuries in innumerable works. The lack of knowledge gave birth to fantasies. It all started back in 1933 with James Hilton’s novel “Lost Horizon”, first published in German titled “Irgendwo in Tibet – Somewhere in Tibet”. The action was set in the sunshine paradise Shangri-La where no one had to work and everyone is living in eternal peace. The dream factory of Hollywood later on could use all these fantasies, creating a symbiosis of Tibet and pop culture, and created a monument for Tenzin Gyatso with the movie “Kundun”. “Because Tibet has always been so inaccessible, it existed in western imagination rather as a dream than as reality. It was supposed to be a country we could project our post-modern longings to”, Schell says.

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“I am for you whatever you want me to be for you”, the Dalai Lama says and in that way, alpinist Reinhold Messner regards him as “a fighter for environment protection”. German movie director and Oscar prize winner Florian Henckel von Donnermarck appreciates that “he makes happiness one of his religion’s core principals.” Actress Uma Thurman expects absolution for making the bloodthirsty violent movie “Kill Bill”: “The Dalai Lama would die laughing” if watching the movie. And the Dalai Lama takes part in that game, he is open to all directions at one’s will.

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He is a perfect tool for presidents and heads of government as even George W. Bush looks peaceful when being with him. The hyper active Nicolas Sarkozy looks gentle, and boring Roland Koch [prime minister of the German state of Hessen] at least seems to have some esprit. Especially with conservative and right-wing politicians this game of mutual instrumentalisation works especially well. The Dalai Lama had strong sympathy for the Austrian right-wing Jörg Haider and visited him several times in his Austrian state of Kaernten.

Buddhist tantric vase buried in Westminster Abby by the Dalai Lama.

Buddhist tantric vase buried in Westminster Abby by the Dalai Lama.

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Although the head of Tibetans is already 74, he is touring the West so intensively only for a relatively short time now. In June 1979, he visited Mont Pèlerin at Lake Geneva giving his first public teaching to a greater audience in the west. “There was not much interest regarding the Dalai Lama and we couldn’t even get police protection for him,” one of the then organizers, today living in Switzerland, tells us.

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In the meanwhile, the Dalai Lama became popular to the world but isn’t it anymore to all the monasteries. “There had been a break in our community about ten years ago,” a former companion says. In the first line it was about a protective saint the brotherhood is not allowed to worship anymore. But basically this religious quarrel is a struggle for power with intrigues, slandering, and intimidation continued until today. Out of fear of repression the confidant of the Dalai Lama asks to stay anonymous. The “Tibetan Community of Switzerland”, an organisation strongly devoted to the Dalai Lama called on all Tibetans in Switzerland having passed their 18th birthday to “immediately” stop the worship of the Tibetan protective deity Dorje Shugden and to sign an 8-point-agreement: “Those few Tibetans publicly and for no reason criticising the Dalai Lama are regarded to be Chinese collaborators by us.”

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This strategy of “either being with me or against me” and the rigid tone absolutely don’t fit to the gentle manner in which the “Übervater” [super-father] is usually presenting himself to the West. His royal court in Dharamsala still follows the feudalist structure of the old Tibet and is ruled by oracles and rituals that do not have much in common with western tolerance and transparency. The Dalai Lama’s sudden prohibition of the protective deity Shugden who had been worshipped since the 17th century and is one out of hundreds of saints in the Tibetan Buddhist canon in 1996 deeply alienated many religious Tibetans. For them it is incomprehensible and outsiders hardly can grasp how rigorous it is enforced. About one third of the 130,000 exile Tibetans are supposed to have worshipped Shugden before the ban. Today there are only a few thousand to openly show their connection to the cult. There are no independent estimations regarding the 5 million Tibetans inside China.

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The journalist Beat Regli in 1998 for the first time showed emotional pictures of that imminent conflict in the Indian exile communities in Swiss television [Schweizer Fernsehen, SF – Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden]. Highly aged monks regretted crying that they didn’t already die before the prohibition of Shugden. A desperate family whose house had been set alight is presented as well as wanted posters denouncing Shugden followers and a Dalai Lama uncompromisingly defending his ban. “Wrong, wrong” he sounds off in a cold and sharp way nobody in the west has ever expected from the ever smiling noble laureate.

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In Dharamsala this quarrel is continuing to the present day. Monks not following the Dalai Lama’s order report of massive discrimination. Relatives and friends are put under pressure and vendors put posters on their shop’s doors saying “No Entrance” for Shugden-believers.

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In southern Indian city of Mundgod, Ganden Shartse monastery last year celebrated the inauguration of a new prayer hall. “It was supposed to become a great feast” one monk present at the time remembers. He is afraid to say his name. The Dalai Lama himself came and with him a number of other high ranking dignitaries. But almost everything talked about in the speeches and lectures was the old controversial topic of Dorje Shugden. Shortly afterwards the monks are said to have been told to sign a declaration stating they were no longer praticing Shugden. The monastery’s administration even erected a man-high wall through the monastic yard.

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In the meanwhile the dispute was handed over to the court. Dorje Shugden Society filed a complaint at New Delhi’s High Court in order to check whether this “religious discrimination” is acceptable under Indian law. A decision is expected for the end of this year. Dalai Lama says Shugden worship is harmful to his life and to the “cause of Tibet” with no further statements available. His opposition suspects that Shugden, who is also exhorted as an oracle, was prohibited for being a concurrence to the Dalai Lama’s state oracle.

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The Tibetan Governement-in Exile (TGE) nevertheless rejects all accusations. “There are only very few of those people left and they are completely financed by PRC. They are the only ones still talking about this topic,” TGE’s prime minister Samdhong Rinpoche says. Being paid by the Chinese is the worst accusation for any Tibetan.

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The Tibetan refugee’s capital is situated in the small town of Mc Leod Ganj, next to the district capital Dharamsala and twelve hours by bus from New Delhi. The Dalai Lama and members of his closest staff moved into the former residence of the British administration in 1960 with thousands of devotees following him. Among many Indians of that region, Mc Leod Ganj is known as “Little Lhasa”. It is a tiny place with two dusty one way roads winding up the mountain.

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About 600,000 enlightenment-tourists come here every year. Loud music flows from cafés and bars into the valley and little stands with religious kitsch stand side by side along the roads, one of them even offering “monk’s fashion”. Young Tibetans here wear Jeans and T-Shirts whereas the western tourists usually dress like actors in biblical movies. Little Lhasa has become the “Ballermann” [an area with lots of clubs, bars, and discotheques in Palma de Mallorca famous among German tourists to the Spanish island] for spiritual seekers.

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The small government district is a short way down the hill with tiny ministries, a parliament, and a library. The Dalai Lama again and again underlines that Tibetans in exile have built up a democratic system. There is a parliament with 43 to 46 seats. All sessions are recorded on DVD and then sent into the refugee settlements. On a theoretical basis the parliament may decide against the Dalai Lama. “But this never happened,” says the parliament’s president Penpa Tsering. “Everyone has great confidence into His Holiness. He sees the Tibetan question from many different angles, receives lots of information and is very, very logical.”

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For a long time, His Holiness’ family members held high positions. Since 2001 the prime minister is elected directly. In 2006’s elections, he received more than 90% of the votes and thus was confirmed in office. The main goal of Little Lhasa’s political structure is to confirm the Dalai Lama’s decisions and to solidify his power. Parties are absolutely irrelevant and the separation of state and church is not mentioned in the exile Tibetan Charta although it avows itself to the “ideals of democracy” in nice sounding words.

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In 1990, the independent Tibetan newspaper “mang-tso” (democracy) was published for the first time and quickly became the most important piece of media for Little Lhasa’s refugee community. “We wrote on election fraud, corruption, and everything else existent in every other country as well,” says Jamyang Norbu, then editor-in-chief. “Mang-tso” was uncomfortable and its editors didn’t allow themselves to be intimidated when some of them received death threats and the paper boys were threatened in the streets. In 1996, the situation got even worse, shortly after the newspaper published an article on the Aum sect which was responsible for poisonous gas attacks on Tokyo’s metro in 1995 killing 12 and leaving hundreds injured. The terrorist sect’s leader, Shoko Asahara on several occasions met the Dalai Lama. Even weeks after the first assault, Dalai Lama called him a “friend, yet not a perfect one.” Only later he went on distance to the sect. “Reporters Without Boarders” then said that due to that article “the religious authorities immediately put ‘mang-tso’ under pressure.” It had to close down; that was the end of “democracy”.

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Criticism or public debates are not welcomed in Little Lhasa. Dalai Lama prefers to ask gods and demons for advice. His Holiness’ official state oracle is called Thubten Ngodup, born in 1958. He is living in Nechung monastery right behind the parliament.

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For centuries now, the Dalai Lamas seek oracle advice in all important religious and political decisions. After his predecessor had died, Thubten Ngodup became the Dalai Lama’s official fortune-teller in 1987. It is said that he became aware his qualification in various dreams and visions for the first time. Another hint for his supernatural skills was his oftentimes bleeding nose.
Whenever the Dalai Lama has a question, Thubten Nodup would put on his 40-kg ritual garment. Incense would be burnt and his assistants would put a huge crown on his head. Then the oracle would start dancing to the music of horns and cymbals until he would enter a trance murmuring words only well-trained ears can understand. Dalai Lama strongly believes in his predictions. Looking back he found out that “the oracle was always right,” he once said.

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This is not what democracy looks like and yet there is not much criticism regarding his way of governing for reasons of solidarity with a suppressed people facing the super power China. Drawn out of his country, the Tibetan head has to see the cruel injustice happening there and the old culture slowly being destroyed.

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The communist leaders in Beijing try to defame the Dalai Lama by calling him “wolf in monk’s robes” or “devil with a human face and a beast’s heart”. At the same time, Chinese security forces suppress even the slightest move towards freedom on the Tibetan plateau. So one doesn’t have to wonder for most Westeners stepping on the side of the weak.

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But Tibet never was the paradise it is in western imagination. When the Chinese marched into it in 1950, it was stuck up in the medieval era with monks and aristocrats sharing the power. Most people were slaves, serfs, or under debt bondage. The system was protected by a brutal religious police with whips and bars and many monasteries had their own prisons. Even the Dalai Lama’s friend Heinrich Harrer was shocked: “The monks’ rule in Tibet is unique and may only be compared to a strong dictatorship. They are suspicious of any influence from the outside that may endanger their power. They are intelligent enough not to believe in their unlimited power but they will immediately punish anyone who dares to doubt it.” Harrer reports of a man who stole a golden butter lamp from a temple. At first his hand were publicly amputated and then “his mutilated body was sewn into a wet yak skin. They let it dry and then threw it down a ravine.”

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After the occupation, the Chinese presented themselves as the Tibetan people’s liberators and destroyed the monasteries. And they built up a new system of suppression. They oftentimes point out that despite of his peace messages the Dalai Lama supports the armed resistance in his homeland, himself being supported by “foreign imperialists”. In deed the Dalai Lama’s two elder brothers built up connections with the US intelligence agency. During several years, CIA trained about 300 Tibetans in guerrilla war techniques at Camp Hale in the Rocky Mountains. In a full moon night in October 1957, the first Tibetan elite soldiers jumped out of a B-17 without nationality marking over Tibet. For the case of being caught by the Chinese, each of them carried a small container of cyanite.
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These Tibetan agents also protected the Dalai Lama’s flight to India permanently being in contact with the CIA via Morse messaging. Later on, the US financed the formation of a Tibetan rebel army in the Nepalese kingdom of Mustang. The programmes were stopped when the US intensified their trading with China in the early 1970s.

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Regarding Buddhism rather as an esoteric cult than as a religion, many of the Dalai Lama’s followers are astonished when hearing of their idol working hand in hand with the US intelligence agencies. Or when they hear that Buddhism spread in Asia as with much bloodshed as Islam did in Arabia or as the Christian crusades. Again and again Tibetan monasteries had brutal fights against each other. Buddhism is not necessarily more tolerant than other religions. In an interview with “Playboy” magazine, Dalai Lama called homosexual practices “misconduct”. The teachings also condemn “having oral or anal sex with your wife or another female partner”. Similar passages had been deleted from his “Ethics for a New Millennium” on his publisher’s advice.

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Dalai Lama is in favour of harmony. But he will have to face the confrontation as there is growing criticism in his own exile community. “His Holiness is living in a bubble without contact to the outside world,” says Lhasang Tsering, a long term activist. He is now running a bookstore in Little Lhasa. “Religion and politics should finally be separated.”

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This is also what Jamyang Norbu is stipulating. “Dalai Lama is not a bad person”, says “mang-tso’s” former editor-in-chief. “But he begins to be a hindrance to our development. We don’t have democracy. Many things today are even worse than in 1959. Then we had three political powers: Dalai Lama, the monasteries, and the nobility.” Today the only leading figure left is the Dalai Lama.

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European Press Critically Exams the Dalai Lama and Kalachakra Rituals While the American Press Naps in Washington, D.C.

Comments on a Press Release

Monday, July 11, 2011

I just ran across a press release that gives some vital information on the Kalachakra Initiation that is occurring in Washington, DC. Here it is. It  provides very critical insights on what appears to be happening in Washington, DC. Hope you find it of assistance.

‘The Kalachakra Initiation in Washington DC is the one of the largest and most spectacular events Tibetan Buddhism ever has performed in the West. Nearly all high ranked Lamas are present from around the globe including the young Karmapa, who seemingly is being billed by the D. L. as his spiritual successor. So estimate that 100.000 participants will be attending the Kalachakra ceremonies over the ten day period (July 6-16,2011) including some high ranking political figures.’ Although the Dalai Lama recently resigned from his position as King of the Tibetan-Government-in-Exile and boasts of “separation of Church and State, he has already had political meetings with US top politicians including Speaker of the House John Boehner, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), and several other representatives.

Because of the complexity and potential consequences of the initiation, it is imperative that this  issue be discussed into an open and critical debate.  Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find journalists that are not Tibet-o-philes blogging at the ceremony.  While they provide interesting observations, the difficult analytical work of the investigative journalist is missing. Take a look below at the list of hard hitting European articles. What a difference. Where are the Aikman’s and Woodwards?  JCS

Trimondi Online European Magazine (English)

Press release of the Critical Forum Kalachakra.

The Kalachakra-Tantra

A Ritual of Peace or a Totalitarian Temptation?

From July 6 through 16, 2011 the XIV Dalai Lama will offer a Kalachakra-Tantra-Ritual in the heart of the U.S. capital, Washington, DC. In Sanskrit, Kalachakra means “The Wheel of Time.” The Kalachakra Tantra, as well the sacred text used in its ritualistic performance, is considered to be “the pinnacle of all Buddhist systems.”

Included in the Kalchakra Tantra are: the construction of a so-called Sand Mandala, which symbolizes the cosmos, an apocalyptic prophecy known as the Shambhala Myth, and several top-secret initiations.

This complicated mystical ritual is presented by the Dalai Lama and the organizers of the event as a dignified and uplifting contribution to world peace, which fosters compassion with all living beings, inter-religious dialog, interracial tolerance, ecological awareness, sexual equality, inner peace, spiritual development, and bliss for the third millennium (Kalachakra for World Peace). One of the Dalai Lama’s mottos for the whole performance is: “Because we all share this small planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature.”

But are the Kalachakra Tantra and the Shambhala Myth truly pacifist? Do they really encourage harmony and cooperation among people? Do they make any real contribution to freedom and justice, equality of gender, religious tolerance or ethnic reconciliation? Are they a comprehensive, politically humanist, democratic and non-violent contribution to world peace?

Andrei Znamenski, Associate Professor of History at Alabama State University and author of an exciting book about the Shambhala Myth in Bolshevist Russia (Red_Shambhala – Magic, Prophecy, and Geopolitics in the Heart of Asia) came to another conclusion:

“It might be shocking for many readers, but let me start by saying that the Kalachakra Tantra has nothing to do with peace, compassion­, and freedom. In Tantric Buddhism it was a misogynist­ic quest performed by male initiates to accumulate sacred power of particular Buddhist deities (the lower seven initiation­s are open for all) and, through blending male and female fluids (top secret initiation­s that involved sexuality)­, to eventually turn themselves into superhuman androgynou­s beings. Moreover, part of the Kalachakra teaching was a militant Shambhala prophecy, a call for a Buddhist holy war against enemies of Buddhism.”
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Andrei Znamenski is not alone in this assessment. The Kalachakra Tantra and Tibetan Buddhism are coming more and more into focus by critics. (See: Critical Links to Lamaism) In their groundbreaking work The Shadow of the Dalai Lama – Sexuality, Magic and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism, German cultural philosophers, Victor and Victoria Trimondi, not only provide surprising, previously ignored research but also undertake a well-founded interpretation of Lamaism, rendering the Tibetan-Buddhist worldview understandable for Western readers through a comparison with European religious traditions.

The text pays particular attention to an extensive analysis of the Kalachakra Tantra and its political, ideological, and spiritual implications. (The book appeared in 1999 through the reputable German publishing house Patmos Verlag. The English version is online. It became the standard work on the critical examination of Lamaism and the metapolitics of the Dalai Lama.

In the eighties Victor Trimondi did support the Tibetan religious leader, organized several international congresses and other events with him and featured books about him in his own publishing house, the Dianus-Trikont-Verlag.) In their book the two authors describe in detail the secret rituals of sexual magic in the higher initiations of the Kalachakra Tantra (The Public and the Secret Initiations); they have shown the religious-political intention of the Tantra to establish a world-wide Buddhocracy with a sacred world-ruler (The ADI Buddha); they discuss the intolerance of the Tantra vis-à-vis the monotheist religions, its militant and aggressive warrior-ideology, and its vision of a religious end-time battle against Islam (The Aggressive Myth of Shambhala); and they show how the Tantra is interpreted by the Dalai Lama spokesman Robert Thurman as a symbolic and meta-political instrument to conquer western culture by Lamaism (The Buddhocratic Conquest of the West ).

The Trimondis came to very similar conclusions as their American colleague Andrei Znamenski and other critical authors on the topic: “The teachings of the Buddha have so many treasures and wonderful insights, but the philosophy, the vision and the practices of the Kalachakra Tantra are neither compatible with fundamentals of Buddha’s teachings nor with basic principles of Western Enlightenment. Therein are included an apocalyptic war of religion, the aggressive application of super-weapons, radical transgressions of a humanistic moral code, the dissolution of the ego and the soul of the participants of the ritual, the totalitarian subjugation under the will of the guru, the idea of an imperial and global lama-state (Buddhocracy), and the concept of an absolutist world ruler, the Chakravartin.

The sexual rites in the higher initiations of this occult ritual have to be designated as a manipulation of erotic love and a misuse of female energy to produce spiritual and worldly power of men and monks. So the equality of the sexes, democratic decision making, and ecumenical movements are in themselves foreign to the nature of the Kalachakra Tantra.”

The two German cultural philosophers created the Critical Forum Kalachakra to open a wide-ranging debate over the hidden “dark sides” of the Tantra, and  published many other articles, including a pamphlet, Eight Questions to the 14th Dalai Lama on the Topic of the Kalachakra.

During the public Kalachakra Initiation in Graz/Austria directed by the Dalai Lama (2002), the German-speaking media picked up these critiques from the Trimondis and other authors  to discuss the controversial ritual.

  • The Austrian state TV & Radio ORF broadcasted a feature called, “Critique of the ‘Peace Ritual’ of the Dalai Lama in Graz.” ‘Peace Ritual’ has been written in quotations marks to emphasize the ambivalence of the term in this context.
  • Der Standard (The “New York Times” of Vienna) published a cover article with the title, “A Warrior Ritual of the Dalai Lama: The Kalachakra,”
  • The conservative German Weekly Der Rheinische Merkur wrote: “Extremely wild warriors: what is hidden behind the Kalachakra – Thousands have attended the peace ritual of the Dalai Lama. But the ‘Religion of Happiness’ has also its dark sides.”
  • Georg Schmid, Prof. for Religious Studies at the University Zürich (Switzerland) called attention to the fact that the Kalachakra Tantra was the product of the religious war between Buddhists and militant Moslems in India around the turn of the first millennium.  It was under this influence that the Tantra changed fundamental Buddhist principles. “In this time,” said Professor Schmid, “Buddhism had adopted the law of its enemies and had developed a Buddhist concept of a holy war, a forthcoming apocalyptic conflict between friend and foe of the Buddha-way and a future Buddhist world dominium.”
  • Alexander Berzin, a designated Kalachakra expert of the Dalai Lama [JCS comments Berzin is the Dalai Lama’s apologist. So what’s needed are several different perspectives], also confirms that the Tantra proclaims a holy war: “A careful examination of the Buddhist texts, particularly The Kalachakra Tantra literature, reveals both external and internal levels of battle that could easily be called ‘holy wars.’ An unbiased study of Islam reveals the same. In both religions, leaders may exploit the external dimensions of holy war for political, economic, or personal gain by using it to rouse their troops to battle. Historical examples regarding Islam are well known; but one must not be rosy-eyed about Buddhism.”
  • In the meantime, dozens of books, articles, and discussion groups in German and French have carried forward these criticisms and have expanded them–without sparing the person of the Dalai Lama.
  • A lot of the critical voices came also from the Buddhist camp. See, for example, comments to an article about the Kalachakra Initiation 2011 in the Huffington Post.

 

  • The latest high point of this critical wave in Germany was a cover story in Germany’s biggest magazine “Stern” (2009): The two faces of the Dalai Lama – The soft Tibetan and his undemocratic Regime (trans. in English). This article was written by Tilman Müller, the same journalist who uncovered ten years before–with his Austrian colleague Gerald Lehner–the Nazi past of the Dalai Lama’s teacher, Heinrich Harrer: Dalai Lama’s friend: Hitlers Champion (trans. in English). Their sensational discovery caused a protest movement in the Jewish community against the film adaptation of Harrer’s autobiographical book Seven Years in Tibet, with Brad Pitt as Harrer.
  • Very accurately the historian Andrei Znamenskis calls the Kalachakra Tantra “a totalitarian temptation.” In his book Red Shambhala he recounts the story of political and spiritual seekers from West and East who used the Tibetan Buddhist prophecies of the Kalachakra Tantra (the Shambhala Myth) to promote their spiritual, social, and geopolitical agendas and schemes. Red Shambhala proves that people in the Left were no strangers to the occult, and they were equally mesmerized by the Tantra. But even more mesmerized have been people of the far Right.
  • In their second book, Hitler-Buddha-Krishna – An unholy alliance from the Third Reich to the present day (2002) which received international attention, Victor and Victoria Trimondi show how influential Fascists and Nazis used the philosophies, mythologies, visions, and dogmas as well as the religious practices and texts of the spiritual traditions of Asia for glorifying war, and for the deification of the “Führer” and the white race. Some of them have been electrified by the Kalachakra Tantra and the Shambhala-Myth.
  • The Trimondis uncover how the Nazi-Orientalists who prepared the SS Tibet Expedition of Reichsführer Heinrich Himmler have been interested in the ritual, and how members of the SS Ahnenerbe (the brain trust of the SS) wanted to spare the Kalachakra Temple in Leningrad (St. Petersburg) during the siege and barrage of the city by the Deutsche Wehrmacht (1941 – 1944). The Shambhala Myth of the Kalachakra Tantra and its militant ideologies are a topic in the occult literature of the international Neo-Fascist and Neo-Nazi scene. One example is Miguel Serrano, the recently deceased leader of the Chilean National Socialists.
  • Another is Ernesto Mila, former chief of the Spanish National-Socialists, who writes about the Kalachakra-Ritual in his article, The envoys of Hitler in Tibet: “The Kalachakra Tantra and its initiation is not a normal ritual. . . . It is the ‘supreme initiation,’ that ‘assured the renaissance in Shambhala’ at the moment of the last battle against the powers of evil. . . . It is the initiation which is appropriate for the warrior caste.”
  • Another example is the accredited expert on the Orient (and Hitler admirer) Jean Marquès-Rivière who after WW II was convicted in absentia and given the death sentence for turning Jews and Free Masons over to the Gestapo and SS in France. He was the author of a Kalachakra interpretation once popular with some fascist elements. He wrote in his book that the Dalai Lama personally gave a ring to him with the Kalachakra Emblem to demonstrate that he is part of the inner circle of Shambhala adepts. (Kalachakra: Initiation Tantrique du Dalai Lama)  Last but not least, the Japanese Doomsday Guru, Shoko Asahara must be mentioned. He intended a Shambalization of our planet by means of nuclear terror. Asahara was responsible for poisonous gas attacks on Tokyo’s metro in 1995, killing 12 and leaving hundreds injured. The terrorist sect’s leader met the Dalai Lama on several occasions. Even weeks after the first assault, the Dalai Lama called him a “friend, yet not a perfect one.” Only later did the Dalai Lama distance himself from the sect leader. (The Doomsday Guru Shoko Asahara and XIV Dalai Lama).
  • So the “totalitarian temptation” which streams out from the Kalachakra Tantra for all sorts of political and religious fanatics makes it absolutely necessary that the text, commentaries, and the ritual itself are discussed and disputed openly and honestly, especially at this time when the ritual is performed in a place where the power of the world is concentrated: Washington DC. The organizers are very conscious of this political acupuncture point when they write, “The Kalachakra for World Peace 2011 will unfold in a world capital where local actions deeply and globally affect the lives of so many.”

A statement from the Capital Area Tibetan Association, which is putting on the event, also stressed the significance of having it in Washington: “If there is a seed of spirituality in this very city, that seed when it grows is bound to have an effect.” The ritual is to be carried out in the Verizon Center approximately mid-way between the White House and the US Capitol Buildings, just a short stroll from the National Mall.

A Washington Post article states, “Many still see huge significance in his [the Dalai Lama’s] picking the capital of the world’s superpower as the place for a ritual about how to reconcile disunity. Some believe the Kalachakra’s hopeful explanation about how to deal with differences literally will spread through meditators to area bigwigs coping with national debt, wars, environmental disasters and terrorism.”

The article cites Clark Strand, former editor of Tricycle, a Buddhist magazine: “The most significant thing about this is the time and place, 10 years after 9/11, and in a place where big decisions are being made about the planet.”

Yes,10 years after 9/11! But what did happen exactly ten years before 9/11? In 1991 in New York City a so-called Kalachakra Sand Mandala was constructed, then destroyed by the Dalai Lama, and the sand was poured into the water near the World Trade Center. Two years later in 1993 another Wheel of Time (Kalachakra) Sand Mandala was built by Tibetan Monks in the lobby of Tower One. For over thirty days, many of the World Trade Center workers and visitors were invited to participate during the construction of this Mandala. Although these coincidences may be accidental, they prove that these two Kalachakra events were not a remedy for “national debt, wars, environmental disasters and terrorism.” If they did have any magical effect at all, it was to produce exactly the opposite.

You will find a résumé of the most problematic contents of the Kalachakra Tantra with original citations under: Critical Forum Kalachakra. The English site of the “Trimondi Online Magazine” under: www.trimondi.de/EN/front.html and the book “The Shadow of the Dalai Lama – Sexuality, Magic and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism” under: www.trimondi.de/SDLE/Index.htm Critical Forum Kalachakra.

DAY 40 “What if you only have one life?

Open Shame

Monday, July 18, 2011

by James C. Stephens

“Let now the astrologers, those who prophesy by the stars, those who predict by the new moons, stand up and save you from what will come upon you. Behold, they have become like stubble, fire burns them; they can not deliver themselves from the power of the flame.”  ~Isaiah 47:13-14

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          “Who has fashioned a god or cast an idol to no profit? Behold all his companions will be put to shame, for the craftsman are mere men. Let them all assemble themselves, let them stand up, let them tremble, let them together be put to shame..He feeds on ashes; a deceived heart has turned him aside. And he can not deliver himself, nor say, “Is there not a lie in my right hand?” Isaiah44:9-11,20.

In one of the opening scenes of The LORD of the Rings when Gandalf, the Wise seeks wisdom from his master about a great invisible battle, he discovers that Saruman has cast his lot in with the powers of Mordor. At one point his master calls him to join the dark forces as his “friend.” 

Gandalf replies, “Tell me friend, when did Saruman the Wise abandon reason for madness?”  He then engages in a spiritual battle with Saruman that he loses temporarily. Likewise, at times it seems that the Church has forgotten her Master Yeshua and sold itself into captivity. A blindness has overtaken her. Few, few, very few engaged in battle though they were warned. There is a judgment reserved for those who in time of moral crisis do not take up their cross and engage in battle.

Not one jot or tittle will pass away from YHWH’s WORD.  YHWH warns those who participated in the Kalachakra in WDC, “In spite of your many sorceries,…in spite of the great power of your spells..evil will come upon you which you wil not know how to charm away.” Isaiah 47:8-15. 

There is a war raging, invisible as it may be. People will one day look back and ask, “How did it come to this? Were there not warnings along the way?” Then they will remember the warnings, but it will be too late. It was a major battle.  I see now with more clarity.  The Tibetan Buddhist shamans and company are doing exactly as they have been programmed to do. To them, we issue warning, “The gods that did not make the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under the heavens.” (Jeremiah 10:11).  You are simply pawns in an ancient battle which few of you have any clue you’re involved in. “And YHWH said to the serpent, “Because you have done this (caused mankind to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, to commit the original sin which set the fall in motion), cursed are you more than all cattle, and more than every beast of the field; on your belly shall you go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life (he will be cast into the everlasting lake of fire reserved for Satan and his rebellious angels). And I will put enmity beween you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise (crush) you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heal.”  Genesis 3:14.

When I read your public Tweets during the Kalachakra speaking of Americans as barbarians and that Vajrayana Buddhism was here to conquer”  I realized that your minds are being held captive by the lies of the evil one.  “And the dragon was enraged with the woman and went of to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus.”  You are being used in a great battle, but do you know the score?  I think not. You are religious, zealous, but zeal does not always mean we are walking in truth. This world is passing away.

Yeshua is engaged in a battle for your soul. I think of the many Tibetan Christian brothers and sisters that I have had over the years, many persecuted by other Tibetan lamas. They had forgiven them even when they marched around their home in Leh for days chanting “Death to the Christian pastor!”  Dear Brother Stephen has now gone to his reward, no doubt talking to HIS MASTER YESHUA on your behalf. Fearless brothers and sisters.  You are like sheep gone astray and living on the edge of eternity’s cliff. You think, and are lied to that you have many lives to figure it all out. May I just ask you to consider, “What if you only have one life? Who shall you serve? What is your life if not in service to your Creator?

“I YHWH am the Maker of all things,

Stretching out the heavens by Myself,

And spreading out the earth all alone,

Causing the omens of boasters to fail,

Making fools out of diviners,

Causing wise men to draw back,

And turning their knowledge into foolishness.

Confirming the word of His servant,

And performing the purpose of His messengers.

It is I who says of Jerusalem,

‘She shall be inhabited.’

Isaiah 44:24b-26a

You have been purchased with a great price. He knows you by name and will redeem you from the ashes of your vain past and create in you a new heart.

“Listen! Your watchman lift up their voices,

They shout joyfully together;

For they will see with their own eyes

When YHWH restores ZION.

Break forth, shout joyfully together,

You waste places of Jerusalem,

For the LORD has comforted His people

He has redeemed Jerusalem.

The LORD has bared his Holy arem

In the sight of all the nations,

That all the ends of the earth may

see the Salvation of our ELOHIM.”

Isaiah 52:7-10

The Foolish Man Who Built His House on the Sand

“But, beloved ones, let not this one matter be hidden from you: that with YHWH, one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”

 YHWH is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient over all history.

 Two Tibetan lamas who were studying the Bible approached David at one point and said, “We now know why our curses don’t work against you.”  David, was a bit troubled to say the least.

“You curse me?”

“Yes. We are taught to curse missionaries. But what we’ve discovered is that our curses don’t work.”

“Why?”

“We were reading the Book of Matthew and at the end your Master Jesus Christ says, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you even until the end of the age.’ Your God is more powerful than ours.”

The tragedy of the Kalachakra Ceremony is that Tibetans are worshipping Kalachakra, a time god, who is in reality, not THE TIME GOD. The reality is that there is a DAY coming which no one can escape. It is called, The DAY of the LORD.  No man, woman, or child. No powerful shaman, no Dalai Lama, not even Lucifer can hasten the coming of that DAY. There is no one who can control time, with the exception of I AM WHO is the CREATOR. All others beings are created. I AM is the UNCREATED. He is the PERFECT ONE.

 It was this Scripture that the LORD gave me when I was coming to the close of my days as a devout Buddhist. I was so convicted and not being one who would gamble his life for eternity, sought out a pastor, a businessman, and others asking how I might give my life to Jesus Christ whose fulfilled prophecies were far more numerous than any Buddhist prophecies that I’d studied as a scholar for fourteen years.  Now, I think how man in Lucerne who’s built the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle accelerator ever, may be creating his own demise as he toys with the elements, potentially opening a  Pandora’s Box it can not close.

“But the day of YHWH shall come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with intense heat, and the earth and the works that are in it shall be burned up. Seeing all these are to be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be in set-apart behavior and reverence, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of Elohim, through which the heavens shall be destroyed, being set on fire, and the elements melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we wait for a renewed heavens and a renewed earth in which righteousness dwells.

 So then, beloved ones, looking forward to this, do your utmost to be found by Him in peace, spotless, and blameless, and reckon the patience of our Master as deliverance…” 

 2 Kepha 3:10-15 (2 Peter).

 

 

 Yesterday, the Kalachakra closing ceremony in Washington, DC was preceded by a closed door meeting in the White House Map Room between the President of the United States and the Kalachakra Master, the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet. Shortly following their meeting, the Kalachakra Master joined his shamans and dismantled the Kalachakra magic circle and took up all the energies into himself creating the Adi Buddha, the Universal Religious Emperor.

Begin in humility and confession. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3) including us. Without the LORD Jesus Christ of Nazareth, we too would be lost.  “Are we better than they? Not at all.”  Without Christ, we deserve judgment as well. We first confess our Nation’s betrayal of the godly remnant in Israel, openly confess and repent for our Nation’s abuse of Native Americans as the host people, for the sins of Freemasonry, Skull and Bones, and abuse  and betrayal of strangers, neighbors, ministers and family that has opened the door to the darkness of Tibetan Buddhism.

Meditation: Psalm 77 “The Consoling Memory of God’s Redemptive Works.”

 

PRAISE: “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water” (Revelation 14:7). “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There will be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21) Ascribe greatness to our God. (Deut. 32:4). He is the Rock. His work is perfect. Praise God.  Psalm 75; 76:11, 12; 69:5-15;106:6,35,36,39-43;101:2.

Intercession to the timeless GREAT I AM. “There are giants in the land—great evil spirits of deception plan to reap a harvest” during this visit of the Dalai Lama to Washington, D.C. and Chicago.  “As Christian believers, we (If “self” is crucified) are seated with Christ in heavenly places (Ephesians 1:18-22; 2:5-7)    “F—A—R above all principalities and powers. In that position He wants us to use HIS AUTHORITY to “bind” and “loose” in HIS NAME, the NAME above all names, YESHUA HA’MOSHIACH, JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH WHO CAME IN THE FLESH, WAS CRUCIFIED AND ROSE ON THE THIRD DAY(Mt.18:18;28:18;Lk.10:18-19,Rom.16:20, 1Pet.3:22) 

First, Bind the principality Avalokitsevara, the Patron Deity of Tibet Lama  and Kalachakra, the “time god”  and his retinue of 722 demons.  Second, bind White Tara. Again bind those hidden deities such Red Tara Avalokitsevara’s empowering Consort goddess released on September 21, 2005 at the International Campaign for Tibet headquarters at a ritual mandala whose design is to seduce kings, ministers, and leaders, and thirdly bind the Principalities Vajrayogini, Chakrasamvara, and the false spirit of Maitreya.

PROCLAMATION. Psalm 7:3-16. We come to you as priests before His throne for Mercy and that the eyes of Buddhists, humanists, Hindus, secularists, scientists, atheists, backslidden Christians would be enlightened to the Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that they not be led astray by syncretistic spiritual practices and the enchantment of false messiahs of peace. CALL FORTH SALVATION for the Peoples of the Buddhist world!!. LORD, SET THE CAPTIVES FREE! We ASK for total protection under YOUR BLOOD JESUS and the SHIELD of FAITH to protect us from the Evil one (Isaiah 54:17). We believe, agree, and doubt not that “this mountain shall be MOVED! (Mk. 11:23)

We loose the Holy Spirit of God to do His convicting and redeeming work through His yielded saints and through providential occurrences and encounters, through dreams, visions, and HOLY SPIRIT visitations of those lost in darkness. 

We ask for a release of GOD’s WORD to set the captives free and HIS Merciful chastening NOW, that these wicked designs, the defiled sands given to initiates and emptied into the  Anacostia River in Washington, on Saturday, July 16, 2011 will not bear any fruit and that GOD would in HIS MERCY awaken many of the lost to the GRACIOUS GIFT of HIS SON JESUS CHRIST and to their unredeemed condition.

That they will recognize the vanity and futility of building their spiritual foundations on sand.  That they would come to realize that the only secure foundation for their soul is to build their house upon the ROCK, YESHUA HA’MOSHIACH, JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH. 

“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Master, Master,’ shall enter into the reign of the heavens, but he who is doing the desire of My Father in the heavens. Many shall say to Me in that day, “Master, Master, have we not prophesied in Your Name, and cast out demons in Your Name, and done many mighty works in Your Name?

And then I shall declare to them, ‘I never knew you, depart from Me, you who work lawlessness!”

Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does them, shall be like a wise man who built his house on the rock, and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

And everyone who hears these words of Mine, and does not do them, shall be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand, and the rain came down, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and they beat on that house, and it fell, and great was its fall.” Mattithyahu (Matthew) 7:21-27.

I’ve read many statements from Christians who have called the Dalai Lama a godly man. In this you greatly error.  “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes are they, nor figs from thistles are they?”  Matthew 7:15-16. 

Cursed is he who places his trust in mankind, but blessed is he whose trust is in the LORD.

 

District of Columbia:  We hold to the fact that this is a nation, although with many fault founded under GOD. Remember the covenants of our forefathers who committed themselves to serve our LORD JESUS CHRIST. Deu. 32:15-17,19-24,35;5:7;6:14-15. 

Meditate DC: A series of meditative and contemplative-based events are being staged predominately by Buddhist and Hindu groups during the Dalai Lama’s visit to Washington, DC, the week of November 7 – 13, 2005. They tout Meditate DC as “being designed to introduce the Washington area population to the benefits of meditation, as well as provide direct training for those seeking to explore these transformational practices.”   Jeremiah 17:10;Deu.18:9;Isaiah 55:8-9; 57:11-13 

 

Battle for the Mind.   Isaiah 59:8; Jeremiah 17:10;Acts 1:24;15:8, Job chapters 38 & 39. Pray for Christian believers in the scientific community to understand the difference and avoid syncreticism.

 Remember to pray for our nations’ children. During the Awake and Buddhism Project Art Shows financed by Rockefeller and other foundations, over 60 Buddhist art exhibits at universities and art museums introduced Buddhist idolatry through the arts. “Museum educators for three west coast museums worked on preparing a “curriculum guide entitled Visual Arts for Meditation to be used by school teachers in lessons about what meditation is, how it is done and why. The vehicle for the lessons will be the arts in service of, or influenced by, a variety of Buddhist contemplative practices.” It will “be geared to ninth-grade students and packaged for humanities educators with a resource book providing further information.” Consortium for the Arts, University of CA Berkeley.  Pray that these projects are not accepted into our public schools.

 

…”Not since the Beatles went to India has meditation had such a moment to bask in the public spotlight-and now it is with the backing of science, the buzz of corporate America and the inclusion of ancient Christian contemplative practices.”  

The Word for Christians participating in Buddhist meditation: Deu. 32:6; Jer. 13:15-27; “Do not be proud” (‘Pride precedes captivity). Jer.16:10; Discernment for Christians not be pulled in by syncretism in religious praxis or doctrine.

Dalai Lama has delivered talks about “Neuroscience and Society” basically introducing more Buddhism into the field of neuroscience through Tibetan forms of meditation. Pray that GOD would raise up intelligent voices within the Christian community that will begin a serious dialogue between knowledgeable Christians in the sciences and Buddhists which exposes Tibetan Buddhism for what it is.   Deuteronomy 15:1-12; Romans 1:18-24.

 It was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi that planned to establish Hinduism in America through Transcendental Meditation.  Along comes a new/old religion marketing it again albeit in a different package, Tibetan meditation (Vipassana). It’s all part of the plan to bring Tibetan Buddhism into the West. Beware the leaven.

The Buddhist objective in meditation is to empty one’s mind while seeking union with the cosmos, ultimately buying into the Serpent’s ancient lie, “you shall become as gods.”  As Christians, we recognize that we as creatures are never to be confused with becoming the Creator. Rather, we seek communion with God, fellowship, sanctification and a greater understanding of His will for us in this lifetime as it were as we meditate on His Word which is living, active and sharper than a two edged sword. Since we have already been saved through His grace, we don’t meditate to accumulate merit as would a Buddhist.  Through contemplation, we focus our mind on His Word and His Works, waiting upon Him and actively listening.  Christian meditation takes discipline, but is only fruitful by the grace of God (II Cor.3:5; 9:8). We are not to be like the heathen who practice vain repetitions thinking that we in ourselves can become like God or earn our way to enlightenment.

GOD promised through the seed of Abraham, the line of the Messiah that all the people groups of the earth would be blessed. The Dalai Lama is here to shield the aforementioned peoples from the Gospel of Jesus Christ by settling them in Tibetan enclaves to preserve their culture and religion. GOD has other plans and has brought them to America to hear the Gospel. May we be faithful to proclaim the Good News. Deu.5:7, 18:9. Christians in other countries are beaten for sharing their faith. Thank God for Freedom of Religion in America. Ephesians 1:20-23; Colossians 2:15

Let us hold fast to the promises of God on behalf of these people as priests before our KING JESUS CHRIST that Tibetans, Mongolians, Bhutanese, Buddhists from the Himalayan regions of India, Kashmir, Nepal, Sikkim, would be brought to faith in Jesus and would be worship God in spirit and in truth.

Pray that those individuals and families who have come to faith in Jesus Christ from these groups  will be a strong witness for the LORD Jesus Christ in the midst of the gatherings in Washington, DC and Chicago and  that they will be on fire for GOD and unmoved by the message of the Dalai Lama. Exodus 4:12; II Chronicles 20:17.

 One Tibetan monk from San Francisco fired off a letter to Tricycle, a Buddhist magazine in 1997 called “Dalaiwood” on Hollywood’s mythification of Tibet echoing the new age orientalist’s projection of the superhuman perfect leader while warning others about their blind faith in the Dalai Lama. He basically said, “The Real Tibet is gone, its too late for Hollywood to save Tibet, the Chinese devastation is irreversible..the movies about Tibet are not honest…they purposely create a make-believe reality. We are going to be disappointed in the end, sooner or later.” 

 Jesus is the Truth, the Light.

 

Psalm 119:165: Great peace have those who love Your law. And nothing causes them to stumble.”

A word for the Dalai Lama: Psalm 7:3-16; Psalm 2:10-12.

Remember that we are not seeking to build our own kingdom, but seeking that City whose Architect and builder is YHWH. Jeremiah 17:10; Acts 1:24, 15:8. That we are called to seek the welfare of the city we have been called into exile. That we are to pray for our neighbors who may be Buddhists, Moslems, Sikhs, agnostics, atheists, etc.

Pray with understanding: John 7:24

Links for further study: “The Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism”  online gives an overview of Tibetan Buddhism, its attraction, and a Christian response http://www.worldviews101.com.

Pray that Tibetan Buddhism be exposed for what it is.” John 8:44. http://www.trimondi.de/SDLE/Index.htm

RED ALERT WDC ~ The Fear of the LORD

The Fear of the LORD

by James Stephens

Friday, July 15, 2011

A nation drinks a cup it has filled with  its own sin and iniquity. We are all guilty. None of us is innocent. Why do the nations conspire against YHWH and against YESHUA His Anointed One? Nationalism aside. Patriotism aside. Partisanship aside. Kiss the Son, less you perish.

Today, ask yourselves, whom do we serve? This day you must choose. Friday, July 15, a full moon is the half way mark of 2011. The Nation is divided as the President and Congress claim time is running out and face a potential  “economic Armageddon.”  While nearby at the Verizon Center the XIV Dalai Lama, the Kalachakra Master,  sits as the “time god” on the Shambhala Kingdom’s Throne empowering over 10,000 initiates from around the globe, including oracles, shamans,  lamas, an American judge, a former Catholic Bishop. The pluralist pope of peace  invokes over 722 deities, we would call demons, and conducts the Kalachakra (time god) Tantra for the thirty first time (1,500,000  initiates),  ritual rites of possession over the land,  to empower the Adi Buddha, the universal religious emperor, aka the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet.

Where are the consecrated prayer warriors of old engaging the purveyors of idolatry on our soil in Washington, DC? They cry out from their brittle bones,

“There are giants in the land! BUT FAR GREATER IS HE WHO SITS ON HIS THRONE IN HEAVEN. We are seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus our LORD and ask for a release the FEAR OF YHWH UPON WASHINGTON, DC.

Please pray for us in these hours. I need my arms lifted up. I am weary in this battle. 10,000 initiates, including oracles, shamans, and  lamas wage a dark ritual of devilish design in Washington,  DC. Release wisdom and the FEAR of YHWH.

“Standing with you. YHWH raises up a standard against the enemy.”

“Where are the young warriors?

Where two or three are gathered before Your Throne Yeshua, You are there. We agree whatever is bound on earth it shall be done in heaven. Bind these imposters, these principalities and powers who are keeping Your Tibetan, Mongolian, Bhutanese, Nepalese, Sinhalese, Indian, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean in bondage. Set the captives free!

“Jesus is LORD. Fear not and fret not. Though the wrong seems oft so strong, God is the ruler yet.”

“I see Mt. Carmel. I see the thundering rivers of living water that come from His mouth, sweeping and cleansing that which the enemy would seek to flood the nation with. Father we release the Living Waters from Your Throne. We and the atmospheres of the earth reject what the enemy would seek to release. LORD we release Your mighty warrior/binding angels to seal and hold and lock shut every demonic portal open and that they’d seek to open. We loose Your light and salvation over every human soul trapped by the lies of Buddhism.”

“Remember Eagle Rock. Proclaim that He is mightier. “Do not fear, for I am with you. Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Behold all those who are angered at you will be shamed and dishonored; Those who contend with you will be as nothing, and will perish.”  Isaiah 41:10-11

“Thus you shall say to them, “The gods that did not make the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under the heavens.” Jeremiah 10:11.”

“Every man is stupid, devoid of knowledge; Every goldsmith is put to shame by his idols; For his molten images are deceitful, and there is no breath in them. They are worthless, a work of mockery; In the time of their punishment they will perish.”

I don’t have many visions, am conservative, but the LORD does give me assignments and at times reveals great things. I had a vision sometime back. I was out on a ledge laying out prostrate on a high place.  On my left from below there were all sorts of foul demons, dragons coming at me. All of the sudden, I looked before me and saw a supernatural, transparent cross and from on high heard amazing thunder from the heavens. And then I was filled with the awesome FEAR OF THE LORD. It flooded my being and I was in absolute AWE of HIS MAJESTY and in Esctasy. The demons fled His PRESENCE immediately. They could not behold HIM. There is NOTHING to Fear, EXCEPT YHWH. He then opened my eyes to the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, the Miracle Mile, Downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Universal City. Immediately a remarkable shimmering cloud of glory was over the entire area. I then awoke, trembling and full of His awesome Presence. I will never forget the vision.

“There is much prayer being lifted along with the binding here on earth of the demons that have already been bound in heaven. I’m standing beside you.”

“EL ELYON, EL CHAY, we stand with You. You and Your desire to release the Living Waters of Your Creative Voice on the earth and as those to whom You have given authority over creation, we reject which Satan would desire to release unto the earth. We say, NO! But as we are seated with You now in heavenly places in Christ, we come into agreement here on the planet with Your desire in Him and we say, COME! COME! COME! Have Your Way. Have Your Rule.

“And we step by the Spirit into Him and lay hold of DC and the Nation and those moving in the power of darkness. We lay hold of Your Light, Righteousness, Peace, Joy, Holiness, and Love. And we wrap it around them. We invite it in and about them.  We release the vibration of the sound of Your Voice and we welcome You, Ruach Ha’Kodesh at a HOLY higher level to come and brood over that gathering and all its global participants. We release the testimony of the blood of Jesus.”

On Wednesday night there were 1304 lightning strikes on Washington, DC after the National Gatekeepers asked for a release from HIS storehouses, an open display of His displeasure that many Buddhists would be convicted of their sin and be brought to repentance.

Be not be partakers of her plagues. They drink a cup, not His cup. A cup filled with their own designs, greed, avarice, and lust for power. They do not have an ear to hear. They play to crowds saying whatever pleases them. A Golden cup.  A golden calf.

Moses descends with two stone  tablets engraved by the Finger of YHWH to offer  Torah to the people.  In his absence, they instead choose to worship a god of their own making.

15And  Mosheh  turned  and  went  down from  the  mountain,  and  in  his  hand  were the   two   tablets   of   the   Witness,   tablets written on both their sides, written on the one and on the other. 16And   the   tablets   were   the   work   of Elohim, and the writing was the writing of Elohim engraved on the tablets.

19And it came to be, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. And Mosheh’s displeasure burned, and he threw the tablets out of his hands  and  broke  them  at  the  foot  of  the mountain.

And  he  took  the  calf  which  they  had made, and burned it in the fire, and ground it into powder, and scattered it on the face of  the  water  and  made  the  children  of Yisra’el drink it.”

If you will not have communion with the LORD, you have chosen to take the cup of wrath filled with the abominations of your own choosing.

In 2003, I attended the International Buddhist Film Festival at the LA County Museum of Art.  Most of the festival had seemed to be fairly typical as far as film festivals went, except the films and cartoons were built around Buddhist themes. That was until the showing of the documentary film on the Kalachakra directed and produced by Werner Herzog. The crowd that turned out that night was seriously dark. I had arrived later than I anticipated and as I was walking towards the back of the line had occasion to pass by those who were attending that evening. Well dressed, many in black, it seemed that I had stepped into another dimension of darkness. What was it? It was as if I was experiencing, not in myself, but sensing the total absence of the Holy Spirit.  Many in the crowd had already attended the Kalachakra Ceremony in various places around the globe and were gathering to watch one of their own. I was alone.

BUT, what will it be like for them who worship Tibet’s Golden Calf and are partakers of the vile tantric cup of demons, when they stand before the THRONE of the LION of the TRIBE of JUDAH?

Satan, Principalities, Powers, and Demons flee before the PRESENCE OF THE HOLY, HOLY, HOLY, SET APART ONE, BY THE PERFECT SACRIFICE OF  YESHUA HA’MOSHIACH, JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH. BY HIS BLOOD WE ARE SAVED.

…YHWH…

RED ALERT The Blowing of the Shofar

The Shofar

by James C. Stephens

During battle the shofar is blown to announce the approach of an enemy (Jer4:5). It is blown by a watchman to warn the populace (Isa18:3; Jeremiah 6:17). On Tuesday morning, July 12 at 11:41 AM the shofar was sounded by gatekeepers on the West Coast and from the Northern Gate.
In the course of battle it is blown to announce the approach of an enemy.

Watchman Blowing the Shofar to Warn the Populace

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Everyone that has seen the posts has been warned. Read Ezekiel 33. When a watchman sees an enemy approaching, he is constrained to sound the alarm. If he doesn’t, the blood will be on his hands.  We have sounded the warning.  On Wednesday, July 13 the demonic empowerment rituals based on ancient occultic ceremonies called the Kalachakra Tantra begin  in Washington DC at the Verizon center led by the XIV Dalai Lama of Tibet. What everyone does with the information we’ve posted or doesn’t do they will be judged accordingly by YHWH. Remembering it is a fearsome thing to fall into the hands of the Living YHWH. Frans Bakker said, “Nothing is more terrible than love turned to wrath.”
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Yesterday, I was reading about the tragedy of Troy.
When the Trojan Horse was rolled up to her gates by her enemies, the prophetess Cassandra and the prophet Laocoon warned the king not to let it in as it was full of soldiers, “Burn it!”
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Tragically, their leaders dismissed the prophetic warnings,  believing it was a “peace offering” to their gods. Our history books inform us that the great fortress of Troy was never the same.  They even went so far as to take down their main gate to make room for the “peace offering.”  They opened the gates. There were watchman, gatekeepers, and whistleblowers.  Were they listened to?  Tragically, no.
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I recall speaking with Gideon, a Christian student leader in Hong Kong in 1995 shortly before the Hong Kong Handover and asked him if he feared increased persecution of his Christian faith. His answer was surprising and yet has instructed me over time as an American. He said, “No. I don’t fear persecution. It is a sign of a healthy church. What I fear more is materialism and its effect on the life of the Body of Christ.”  Greed and pride have an awful pricetag and have exacted heavy tolls on many civilizations and passing empires.

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For a society to survive, hard calls need to be made and warnings are made to be heeded.  You may be thinking,  “Are you talking to me? I’m not in any position to change things. Why should I listen?”
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John Owen warned, “It is a dangerous thing to live in the times of declining churches when they are hastening unto their fatal period in judgments.” We are all vulnerable to the leaven of apostasy. It is tragic as well that the Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC joined together in hosting world reknown teachers on the Kalachakra Tantra ritual being conducted in Washington, DC by the Dalai Lama. Where are the Torah observant Jews? Where is the outcry from Evangelical and Jewish leaders who should be outraged? But, we are on vacation.  Attacks take no vacation. Constant vigilance is necessary to protect our liberties and our loved ones.
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Those signs of desolating judgments in our own nation are now readily apparent to those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. Environmental crisis from oil spills in the Gulf and rivers of Montana, to devastating tornados in Alabama, to the flooding of the Mississippi and Missouri,  to the fires and droughts in Texas. These crisis, like the impending debt crisis will not be solved by clever manipulation of markets and budgets and raising our debt ceiling. Our problem as a nation is a spiritual one.  While not rejoicing in the tragedies that have befallen our nation for which we mourn,  I for one am grateful we are being forced by our crisis to face the music and pray that the severe chastening that is falling upon our nation will eventually lead to repentance and reformation.
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Dostoyevski in Hours of the Dead wrote of his gratefulness in his severe hours of trial,
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“Sometimes I went so far as to thank destiny for the privilege of such loneliness [in Siberia], for only in solitude could I have scrutinized my past so carefully, or examined so closely my interior and outward life. What strong and strange new germs of hope were born in my soul during those memorable hours! I weighed and decided all sorts of issues, I entered into a compact with myself to avoid errors of former years and the rocks on which I had been wrecked.”
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So, don’t give up hope during these days of despair and shadow. There is a light that beckons, follow Me. His way is perfect, His lamp illumines the path. Take a step each day and don’t look back except to mine the lessons that are fit to shape your glorious destiny ahead. Look upon adversity as opportunity in workclothes.
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And as our Master Yeshua  reminded us. My paraphrase, “Don’t be anxious for what you wear and what you eat. Just rest in My loving arms. Do whatever work you can find today. Don’t fret.  Take time out and look at the lilies of the Valley, the flowers and beauty that surround you.  Look at the birds of the air. Your Father in heaven feeds them daily. And you. Although He loves the birds very much, you are much more important to Him. He’ll take care of you. Cast your cares upon His shoulders. They are broad. He can take care of you. Don’t be anxious about tommorrow. Do you have food for today? Someone who loves you? I do. All we really have is this moment. Do what you can. When the cooling wind comes. Remember, I sent it to give you rest.
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When trials come, I sent them to help you grow.  When tragedy strikes like the little boy’s senseless and brutal murder in New York, I mourn with you. I lost My Son as well. You may weep on My shoulder. I hear your cry and save your tears. I feel your grief. I see the despair. Comfort one another.  Righteousness will triumph over evil. There will be joy in the morning.
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“Wait on the LORD; be of good courage,
and He shall strengthen your heart;
wait, I say, on the LORD!”
~Psalm 27:14

America Hear the WORD of The LORD Leviticus 18-Torah on Sexuality, Friday July 8 2011

December 12 2013 Iconography Saint John Apocalypse

At 8:49 AM on Sunday, June 18, 2011 my wife and I were both awakened in the Spirit by what sounded like  a cosmic gavel ripping through time and space. A judges gavel hitting His bench once. Rendering a verdict. That was it.   A particular judgment was decided. That day YHWH gave me Leviticus 18 about the land spewing you out of the land, if you defile the land. The following translation of Leviticus Chapter 18 is from The Institute of Scripture Research.  It speaks of sexuality.

Today I read that as of Sunday, July 10, 2011 gays and lesbians will be allowed to be clergy in the Presbyterian Church USA.  Not all in the denomination agree but it was passed by 97 out of the 173. Jack Jenkins in the Christian Century reported on July 8,

“In passing (the policy), the denomination removed all sexual behavior standards from its constitution,” said the Rev. Parker T. Williamson, editor emeritus of the conservative publication The Layman, which actively opposed the change. “Scripture is very clear that there are standards relating to our sexual behavior … but this denomination has decided it doesn’t have any standards.”

This is a declaration of YHWH’s WORD to all principalities and powers testifying of YHWH’s WORD against human sexual perversion whether it be in society, in the Kalachakra being held in Washington, DC, or in the covenant community. It is tragic that our nation has chosen to go on this road.  May all things hidden be revealed.  The LORD loves all humanity, but detests dishonest scales and a misinterpretation of His Word. It seems that choice has become the new god and forgotten the standards of our Creator YHWH. Be merciful to us, O YHWH in Your righteous judgments.

And Yahweh spoke to Mosheh, saying, 2“Speak to the children of Yisra’el, and say to them, ‘I am Yahweh your Elohim. 3‘Do  not  do  as  they  do  in  the  land  of Mitsrayim,  where  you  dwelt.  And  do  not do as they do in the land of Kena’an, where I am bringing you, and do not walk in their laws. 4‘Do   My   right-rulings   and   guard   My laws,  to  walk  in  them.  I  am  Yahweh   your Elohim. 5‘And you shall guard My laws and My right-rulings, which a man does and lives by them. I am Yahweh. 6‘No  one  is  to  approach  anyone  of  his own flesh to uncover his nakedness. I am Yahweh. 7‘The  nakedness  of  your  father  or  the nakedness   of   your   mother   you   do   not uncover.  She  is  your  mother,  you  do  not uncover her nakedness. 8‘The  nakedness  of  your  father’s  wife you   do   not   uncover,  it  is  your  father’s nakedness. 9‘The   nakedness   of   your   sister,   the daughter of your father, or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or elsewhere, their nakedness you do not uncover. 10‘The nakedness of your son’s daughter or  your  daughter’s  daughter,  their  naked- ness you do not uncover, for theirs is your own nakedness. 11‘The nakedness of your father’s wife’s daughter, brought forth by your father, she is   your   sister,   you   do   not   uncover   her nakedness. 12‘The  nakedness  of  your  father’s  sister you  do  not  uncover,  she  is  your  father’s flesh. 13‘The nakedness of your mother’s sister you   do   not   uncover,   for   she   is   your mother’s flesh. 14‘The nakedness of your father’s brother you do not uncover, you do not approach his wife, she is your aunt. 15‘The   nakedness   of   your   daughter-in- law you do not uncover, she is your son’s wife, you do not uncover her nakedness. 16‘The nakedness of your brother’s wife you  do  not  uncover,  it  is  your  brother’s nakedness. 17‘The  nakedness  of  a  woman  and  her daughter  you  do  not  uncover,  nor  do  you take  her  son’s  daughter  or  her  daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness. They are her relatives – it is wickedness. 18‘And do not take a woman as a rival to her sister, to uncover her nakedness while the other is alive. 19‘And    do    not    approach    a    woman to  uncover  her  nakedness  in  her  monthly separation of uncleanness. 20‘And do not have intercourse with the wife of your neighbour, to defile yourself with her. 21‘And do not give any of your offspring to pass through to Molek. And do not profane the Name of your Elohim. I am Yahweh. 22‘And do not lie with a male as with a woman, it is an abomination. 23‘And do not have intercourse with any beast,  to  defile  yourself  with  it.  And  a woman  does  not  stand  before  a  beast  to mate with it, it is a perversion. 24‘Do not defile yourselves with all these, for  by  all  these  the  nations  are  defiled, which I am driving out before you. 25‘Thus  the  land  became  defiled,  there fore I punished it for its crookedness, and the land vomited out its inhabitants. 26‘But you, you shall guard My laws and My right-rulings, and not do any of these abominations, the native nor stranger who sojourns among you, 27because the men of the land who were before  you  have  done  all  these  abominations, and thus the land became defiled, 28‘So let not the land vomit you out for defiling  it,  as  it  vomited  out  the  nations that were before you. 29‘For whoever does any of these abomi nations, those beings who do them shall be cut off from among their people. 30‘And you shall guard My Charge, so as not to do any of these abominable practices which were done before you, so as not to defile yourselves by them. I am Yahweh your Elohim.’ ”

RED ALERT COUNTDOWN 4 days until the Kalachakra Ceremony in WDC Prophecy in the Kalachakra of the Buddhist War

Friday, July 1, 2011

Red Alert:Compilation on the Kalachakra in Washington, DC

by James C. Stephens

THE PROPHECY IN THE KALACHAKRA OF THE BUDDHIST WAR AGAINST THE EVIL SNAKE RELIGIONS.

The history of interaction between Islam and Buddhism is a bloody one.  Vajrayana Buddhism, originally from India, was forced over the Himalayas for survival after losing its battles with Islam in India.  The Kalachakra ceremony sets the stage as it introduces the Shambhala myth where “two superpowers will then have control over the world and take to the field against one another. The Tibetans  foresee a Third World War ” (Henss, 1985, p.19).

In the Kalachakra Tantra, the “false doctrines” that need to be battled are nominated.  The Kalachakra nominates Mohammed, Enoch, Abraham and Moses among the Jews, then Jesus for the Christians.

 WHY WASHINGTON, DC THE CAPITOL OF THE FREE WORLD?

FEDERAL TRIANGLE. The area is known as the Federal Triangle which was designed and laid out by Frederick Law Olmstead, who was also the landscape architect for Central Park in New York and Stanford University in California.  The District of Columbia is laid out “according to Egyptian pagan beliefs” in the shape of the Egyptian hieroglyph daleth, a triangle which Freemasons use to identify occult sites.  It mirrors the constellation Sirius.

In the Capitol Dome a pantheon of Greek Gods is prominently displayed where the Dalai Lama was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. The obelisk, or Washington monument is but an ancient Egyptian phallic symbol whose construction was stopped for a season during the great Finney Revival.   Dagon as you may recall was the fish god with the trunk of a fish and the head and hands of a human worshipped by the Philistines (I Chronicles 10:10). Many of the ceremonies of Baal worship are reminiscent of Tibetan tantric rites complete with female sexual consorts.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, My people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.” ~Revelation 18:4 KJV.  

EGYPT- TIBET CONNECTION. The occult writings of Jesuit Athanasius Kirchner (1602-1680) reveal his research that ancient Egypt influenced   the tantric culture of Tibet.  Siegbert Hummel saw the “Land of Snows” as almost a reserve for Mediterranean traditions” and likewise nominated Egypt as the origin of the tradition of Tibetan mysteries.  But it was the occultist (and founder of the Theosophical Society) Helena Blavatsky who saw the origins of both cultures as flowing from the same source. The two “supernatural secret societies”, who whispered the ideas to her were the “Brotherhood of Luxor” and the “Tibetan brotherhood.” (Trimondi: Shadow of the Dalai Lama pg. 131).

Prayer: Reveal the hidden deeds of darkness in our nation, O YESHUA, KING OF KINGS. Reveal the hidden structures of corruption and the secret societies. May You raise up men and women of God, like prophets and judges of old to combat the rise of darkness in our nation’s capitol.  We ask for chastening and cleansing of the Congress and for righteous men and women to serve as our President, Vice President, Cabinet,  Representatives, Senators, Judges, and Military leaders. We pray for a purging and outpouring of the convicting power of the HOLY SPIRIT on the Nation.

THE WESTERN LAMA.  Is it any coincidence that US President Barack H. Obama is supporting a war in Egypt? That he’s called “The Western Lama” by the Dalai Lama? By others in the Middle East, a King?  That in “Batman Begins” a “supernatural secret society” out of the Himalayas is out to establish a new order of things by destroying the unredeemable Gotham City? That we presently are fighting a war in Afghanistan, where Greek magic came into contact with the teachings of tantric Buddhism. That out of the region of Swat, in Pakistan, Al Quaeda’s stronghold, Padmasambhava, the Tantric Tibetan Shaman launches out to Tibet where he conquers Tibet’s indigenous gods and converts it to Vajrayana Buddhism?   That the hosts of the upcoming visit of the Dalai Lama to Chicago following the Kalachakra ceremony in Washington DC is the Theosophical Society , the White Buddhists?

 SYNCRETISM. While attending the “Seventh International Conference on Christian-Buddhist Dialogue” at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, I was troubled by the syncretism that I witnessed between Roman Catholicism and Buddhism.  While I initially expected that I would be mostly talking with Buddhists about the Gospel, I found myself in five or six conversations with Catholics, including Roger Corliss who seemed to be making the pilgrimage to Buddhist thought and practice. They were intrigued why it was that I, a former Buddhist, left Buddhism for Christianity. The conclusion of the matter usually was, “A man cannot serve two masters.”  They seemed to walk away sad. I wonder if they ever even knew the LORD Jesus?

PRAYER: May those who call themselves followers of Jesus Christ,  find themselves more and more devoted to our Savior and Master Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Yeshua Ha’Moshiach and serve YHWH with all their heart, mind, soul and strength. 

MANDALA POLITICS. One talk on religion and politics focused upon “The Mandalization of Politics.”  I recall hearing years ago of the discovery of a map of Tibet which showed how it was conquered through ritual magic events and when all the lines were assembled together it resembled a woman nailed down. Their attempts kept being thwarted to take over Tibet, until they subjugated a woman under the water. Finally, they were able to take Lhasa, the capitol of Tibet. When I look at the map of Turtle Island dotted with all the mandala and vase locations, I wonder what the Tibetan shamans are seeing? Is the final victory lap for them in Washington, DC?

PRAYER: Unveil the Tibetan plans of establishing the Shambhala Empire and its expansion in America. Reveal to us what the dot matrix mandala and vase map is attempting to do. Forgive us, O Master Yeshua Ha’Moshiach, for not being wide awake to the incursion of Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, and other false religions on our land and not welcoming the immigrant into our nation and sharing the Gospel with them.  Forgiveness for rejecting Your Torah and not keeping Your statutes (Amos 2:4).

You have said, “For three transgressions of Judah and for four I will not revoke its punishment, Because they rejected the law of the LORD, and have not kept His statutes; their lies also have led them astray, those after which their fathers have walked…For commanding the prophets saying, ‘You shall not prophesy!’ (Amos 2:4 a, 12b).

Forgiveness for bestowing honor on the Dalai Lama, a foreign god-king paid by the CIA.

He who punished ‘the altars of Bethel” (Amos 3:14), do you not think He will punish the United States who has funded the Dalai Lama and the Kalachakra Ceremony in Washington, DC? Repent, turn back to the God who you trusted in your founding. “In God We Trust” shall be a broken covenant for which the US will be held accountable.

Congress, you stay in session over the Fourth of July for figuring out how to deal with the US Deficit.  Instead of celebrating Independence, may you instead don sack cloth and ashes and repent for failing to steward the nation and serving as gatekeepers. Remembering,

“On the 30th Day of April in 1863, President Lincoln issued this proclamation for a National Day of Fasting, humiliation and prayer. He said, “We have been recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven. We have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth and power as no other nation has ever grown. We have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand, which has preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us. We have vainly imagined in the deceitfulness of our hearts that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated by unbroken success, we have become too self sufficient, and too proud to pray to the God that made us. It behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended power to confess our national sins and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”

The question posed to the Christian community originally about the tidal wave of Buddhism in America was, “Who opened the door?” I read some interesting commentary by Ron Campbell which shows how all of Washington, D.C. is laid out in Masonic ritualistic form and is dedicated at a deeper level to the sun god. Ron Campbell asked, “To what deity was Washington, D.C. dedicated? Is it possible that through Masonic rituals, our nation’s government has been symbolically offered to the kingdom of darkness?”

He also addresses the falsehood of Masonry, a secret religious and fraternal order. The Mason, “Manley Hall wrote that a Mason’s religion ‘Must be universal: Christ, Buddha or Mohammed, the name means little for he recognizes only the light and not the bearer.” However, “Roman Catholics, Assemblies of God, and Presbyterian Church of America, and Missouri Synod Lutherans, have said membership in a Masonic Lodge is incompatible with the Christian faith.” The Southern Baptists have refused to admit to this.  “Preacher’s during the First and Second Great Awakening condemned it (Freemasonry)” along with the famous evangelist Charles Finney who openly opposed freemasonry.”

Could we not agree then with the Prophet Isaiah’s confession? “Woe is me, for I am a man of unclean lips among a people of unclean lips” Are we standing for what we believe or are we like the proverbial frog in the boiling pot, being heated degree by degree until the frog is too complacent to act any longer and boils to death?

“While we do believe in religious liberty, do we not hold to a separation of Church and State? The Supreme Court ruled against prayer in public arenas just weeks before, but here was an event paid for by millions of American tax dollars which featured burning incense, prayer wheels, spiritual sand paintings, prayer monuments, and public Tibetan prayer by the spiritual head of the entire Tibetan Buddhist world.

While, they have a right to assemble as did the Nation of Islam, Promise Keepers and others, but one former State Supreme Court Justice questioned their right to have major public financial backing for a spiritual gathering on the National Mall. The Smithsonian catalogue in 26 pages did much to promote Tibetan Buddhism, religious art, nuns, and the spread of the Buddhist Dharma (teaching) groups in the West. This is tantamount to a State Church being given financing.

As Christians we believe that God loves the Tibetan people whom He created as equals, but He also detests all idolatry. Our nation was not founded on Buddhist principals, it was founded on Judaic-Christian principals. Even though many may contend we live in a post-Christian society which is their right to proclaim, it is our undying commitment that we must continue to call our nation back to its original foundations, while still repenting for our historic failings, e.g., mistreatment of First Nations, African Americans, and allowing the detestable practices of secret societies such as Freemasonry and Skull and Bones (John Kerry and President Bush are members). A call to return the skull and bones of Geronimo from your shameful men’s club.  For President Obama to issue a formal apology for insulting the First Nation’s Hero Geronimo in the latest capture and killing of Osama bin Laden. For a restitution of all the 200,000 First Nation bodies held without rest in the Nation’s capitol to be returned to their tribes for proper burial.  For National and Denominational repentance for the shameful covenant breaking of the American Government and complicity of American Christian denominations in the abusive boarding school systems. (II Chronicles 7:12-22).

God has set before us today a blessing or a curse. If you obey His commands, “The LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you… the LORD will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you…” (Deuteronomy 28:8-9). However, if we worship idols, burn incense to other gods, turn prayer wheels, build vain sand mandalas and prayer monuments to false deities, He has promised to curse us.

This is instructive to the Tibetan people who may wonder why God has judged their nation and to us if we do not turn away from our nation’s present wickedness. God is long-suffering and yet His judgments are righteous and forthcoming.

He said, “The LORD will bring a nation against you from afar, from the end of the earth, as the eagle swoops down, a nation whose language you shall not understand, a nation of fierce countenance who shall have no respect for the old, nor show favor to the young.” This will all come about “If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name the LORD your God…” (Deut. 28:49,58).

RED ALERT_Day Ten_ ‘RAISING THE STANDARD’

FORTY-DAY GATEKEEPERS INITATIVE FOR TURTLE ISLAND_June 10-July 20, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011_by James C. Stephens

It was said of “the sons of Issachar” that “they were men who understood the times, with knowledge of what Israel should do.”  I Chronicles 12:32

When I came to know the LORD Yeshua in 1984, the Scripture that weighed most heavily upon my soul was 2 Peter 3:10. “The Day of the LORD will come like a thief in which the heavens and earth will pass away with a roar and all the elements will be consumed with intense heat.”

Knowing this, what type of people are we to be? YHWH’s set apart people, holy people.  And yet, like Isaiah, I feel “woe is me, for I am a man of unclean lips among a people of unclean hearts.’  Rarely today have Elizabeth and I found friends who have not suffered from divorce or infidelity or some besetting sin, even in the body of Christ.  It is a difficult day.

During my early walk with Master Yeshua, I recall being deeply distressed when I began to see all of my sin. All of a sudden my despair was replaced with great joy as I realized that I could only see it because of the abiding work of the HOLY SPIRIT in my heart. At times, I grasped realities that I would share with other believers such as, “Can you believe it! Jesus is ALIVE! I mean, REALLY. He is not in the grave! He is ruling at the right Hand of YHWH and will return!” The expressions on their faces betrayed their hearts. “Yeh, so.”  WHAT?! I mean this changes everything! He is raised from the dead! He is our KING.

I began to see back then, that the Church was lukewarm. I didn’t come from a lukewarm Buddhist sect. We were zealots. How could I be any less zealous for my Savior Yeshua Ha’Moshiach, Jesus Christ of Nazareth?

We wrote tracts that spoke of our decision to follow Jesus.  We discovered on short order, that there was a Devil, and he was YHWH’s adversary.

Our first outreach in Santa Monica involved handing out literature to thousands of my former Buddhist friends who were attending a Buddhist parade. The night before our outreach, it seemed that all the forces of hell were unleashed as our son threw up on our bed, I got sick and gang members were attempting to break into an apartment above ours. We were apartment managers at the time as well. We didn’t let it stop us, but went out and shared the Gospel. I got miraculously well while witnessing.  While some of them have come to the LORD, I have recently discovered that many of them have passed away which has grieved me. It has also intensified my resolve to return to my first love, Yeshua and do the deeds I did as a young believer.

After our conversion to Jesus Christ in 1984 which coincided with the Olympics in Los Angeles, we felt compelled to share the Gospel with our Buddhist friends. After taking “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” we discovered there was a gaping hole in the Christian Movement to reach the Buddhist world and were challenged by Ralph Winter to do something about it.  After much prayer and searching for a mission agency who worked among Buddhists we discovered there few doing any serious outreach.

 At about the same time in Pasadena, a terrible murder occurred of  Lois Haro, the daughter of Elsie and Herb Purnell who had been missionaries to Thailand and were working at the US Center for World Mission and William Carey International University. Lois, a newly married bride was abducted from the Pasadena Plaza at gunpoint, taken to the Rose Bowl, raped and shot to death. As a result of her tragic death, a cry for prayer went out in Mission Frontiers entitled, “Make Satan Pay for this one!”  It called for prayer for the establishment of an organization that would focus on reaching unreached Buddhists around the world. Prior to that the LORD Jesus had placed a burden on our heart for the establishment of a work to accomplish the same goal.

In 1996, when the Dalai Lama came to Pasadena, he was given the Key to the City by the Mayor, a sand mandala was built at Pacific Asia Museum, and the Dalai Lama spoke to 3,000 Chinese Buddhist leaders from all over the world. While it was a daunting spiritual task, we knew we were called to share the Gospel and pray against the onslaught of Tantric Buddhism in California.

While some Christians were very supportive, even financing the production of “Mankind Needs a Savior” which included the testimonies of four former Tibetan Buddhists and a Gospel message; some Pastors were resistant and suggested that it was not their responsibility to address since there are four hundred cults that come through here a year.

A small group of former Buddhists recognized our responsibility to engage in covering the city. During our interview of the Tibetan lamas that were building the sand mandala, they told us that they had to conduct prayers to prevent their own demonic possession since they were doing ritual that invited 722 deities to take possession of the territory where the sand mandala was built.

Bernie W. formerly a Buddhist from Sri Lanka taught us how to pray authoritatively over the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the venue where the Dalai Lama was to conduct ancient rituals and give talks to the Buddhist community and at the Distinguished Speakers series to the general public.

It had not been the first time the Dalai Lama had been in the Los Angeles area. The question we wrote in a prayer letter,

“I keep asking the Lord,  “Why is the Dalai Lama coming to Pasadena? From a natural perspective, its timing may have something to do with conducting a visible media event during the Olympics for “Free Tibet.” On a supernatural level, couldn’t it be a continuation of the invisible spiritual war between God and the powers of Darkness? In light of Pasadena’s significance as a Christian center and an increased number of students who are now engaging in serious coursework preparing to do ministry among Buddhists, please pray.”

What we didn’t recognize was just how serious spiritual warfare was in this context. Years later, when I spoke to Chuck Pierce about the proliferation of Tibetan Buddhism in America and showed him the map we had done of all the sand mandalas, he said, “I dealt with Tibetan Buddhism once and will never do it again because of the intensity of the warfare and the backlash.”

After the 1996 outreach and spiritual initiative, all of our teams suffered from serious backlash. That is a very, very long and complex story. Many painful lessons were learned. But, Satan did not stop YHWH’s agenda.

I think the real question that should be asked is, “

Are we doing the work YHWH has purposed for our generation?”

I read John Owen’s “Sermon to the Nation” delivered on April 20, 1649 before the Parliament on a day set aside for extraordinary humiliation that should link our heart to the soul of the historic blood washed covenant community. We must ask ourselves, “Are we fulfilling YHWH’s burden  and purposes for our generation? Will we be ashamed to stand in the presence of our King before such an audience of faithful men and women? Will He say to us, “Well done, good and faithful servant?”  These are questions we must ponder in our generation.

Owens exhorted the Parliament! Yes, the Parliament who set an entire day aside for humiliation! How far we’ve fallen! Grasp that fact alone. Again, Owens, “The kings of the earth have given their power to Antichrist, endeavoring to the utmost to keep the kingdom of Christ out of the world. What, I pray, hath been their main business for seven hundred years (and I’d add, their business today as well?) and upwards,–even almost ever since the man of sin was enthroned? How have they earned the titles, Eldest Son of the Church, The Catholic and Most Christian King, Defender of the Faith, and the like? Hath it not been by the blood of the saints? Art there not, in every one of these kingdoms, the slain and the banished ones of Christ to answer for? In particular,–   

Hath not the blood of the saints of Jesus (eclipsed by Antichrist and his adherents), Wickliffites and Lollards, cried from the ground for vengeance upon the English “heaven and earth” for a long season? Did not their bodies lie in the streets of France, under the names of Waldenses, Albigenses, and the poor men of Lyons? Is not Spain’s inquisition enough to ruin a world, much more a kingdom? Have not all these, and all the kingdoms round about, washed their hands and garments in the blood of thousands of Protestants? And do not the kings of all these nations as yet stand up in the room of their progenitors with the same implacable enmity to the power of the Gospel? Show me seven kings that ever yet labored sincerely to enhance the kingdom of the LORD Jesus Christ, and I dare boldly say, Octavus quis fuerit, nondum constat.”   

I witnessed martyrdom in America when I received a call to a hospital to identify the body of Wally Tope, a Christian brother  who was struck down during the LA Riots in 1992.  We live in a serious age, which calls for men of faith willing to take unpopular stands in the face of evil. Wally was well known for his in-depth counter cult apologetic research on Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses which he produced incredible tracts from that lead many into the light of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Wally was called to preach in the hard places and had been working on a research project on Tibet at the time and had my card on his person.  That day I heard from the LORD that this was the beginning of many martyrs in America.

So where are we TODAY JUNE 20, 2011? Do we see YHWH’s Hand in turning kingdoms upside down? He has promised “His church that he will give unto it holy priests and Levites, Isa. Lxvi.20, 21, which shall serve at the great feast of tabernacles, Zech. Xiv.16.” The kingdoms of this world shall become the kingdoms of our Lord, Revelation 11:15.

Are we walking as His sons and daughters in truth and obedience?

Don Upham, a former Navy pilot who served as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Captain, and Battalion Chief with the Los County Fire Department believes that “The Ancient of Days will pass judgment in favor of the Saints…When the Saints begin to take possession of the kingdom!’ according to Daniel 7:22.

In 2003, I worked with Don while addressing “The Circle of Bliss: an art exhibit on Buddhist meditational art” at the LA County Museum of Art. Years early when I was a Buddhist, I had performed in a Buddhist brass band in the same exact place that the sand mandala was being constructed. I confessed my sin in helping lay the groundwork for these Buddhist events in my young days as a Buddhist radical.    http://www.worldviews101.com for more indepth coverage in our twelve lesson course which focuses on a Christian perspective on the Dalai Lama and Tibetan Buddhism).

During the process of our work together on a series of events that were being spawned from the Dalai Lama’s visits including An International Buddhist Film Festival, Sacred Music Festival inaugurated by the Dalai Lama in Los Angeles, etc., Don and I worked through many levels of strategic spiritual warfare. He ended up being instrumental in answering the question I had about the Dalai Lama’s activities in Pasadena back in 1996.

THE CANOPY OVER LOS ANGELES COUNTY

Don recognized that we had to dig deeply to uncover the root iniquities that gave the Dalai Lama permission to conduct his ceremonies in Los Angeles. We learned the power of answered prayer when no one else seemed to want to listen or assist in the battle.   His spiritual model which is thoroughly discussed in his excellent book In Favor of the Saints.

Don openly speaks of the spiritual battle and struggles he had in understanding what the LORD wanted him to do with what he was witnessing in his own life as he grappled what it would look like to walk out the purpose of God in his generation. First of all, YHWH has an agenda and we are involved in an ongoing battle with Satan, the dispossessed god of this world. YHWH wants us to learn to walk in the authority that He’s given us. Don drew on his experiences in Latin America in the Argentina revival and his growing experience of spiritual authority as a Christian working for the LA County Fire Department. The LORD showed him how worship changed the atmosphere over an entire territory as he sang over the territory assigned to him. Fires diminished.

He worked on difficult assignments dealing with toxic chemicals as well and recognized that the nature of the toxic spiritual rituals that the Dalai Lama and his priests were designing. But understanding the meaning and strategy of the enemy was not all. God wanted a canopy of worship established over the County of Los Angeles which would require prayerful teamwork and careful hearing the LORD.

He began to see that there were multiple dimensions of warfare and in this the LORD began unveiling the sins that had opened the doors for Tibetan witchcraft.  The LORD also began revealing how institutions that had fallen had broken original covenants that were honoring Jesus Christ and the faith. Christians began uncovering these at Claremont which was a beginning.  

On one day, I participated in the raising of the Canopy over Los Angeles and with a team of about five people prayerfully asked the LORD Jesus Christ for His Holy Scriptures that we could write on a tall fence stake which we pounded into the ground as one of the stakes to hold up the spiritual canopy over Los Angeles. It had become the LORD’s answer to Satan wishing to strengthen his dominion over Los Angeles through the Buddhist sand mandala. Shortly afterwards, we discovered that another mandala had been made. While we were in Hacienda Heights praying, one of the prayer warriors who was a son of a Central American President who had been assassinated by a bomb and had escaped afterwards to he United States where he came to faith, came up to me and said the LORD Jesus who saved me showed me your face in a vision. And here we are. There is much work to be done. It is but a beginning.

Shortly afterwards we prayed and also prayed over an area where a Latin American woman evangelist had been martyred by Satanists and dragged behind a truck and dropped off on Hacienda Heights blvd.  An hour later we were praying in the neighborhood over a house that we felt was a nest of evil. We were invited in and the house was full of every conceivable devil mask from around the world. The four of us testified to him about the power of Jesus Christ to set him free from his sin and were allowed to pray for his salvation. It was a powerful moment. He was the radio voice of a program on spiritualism in San Francisco broadcast out of Hacienda Heights!

There is so much more on identifical repentance, the influence of Jack Parsons who worked with L.Ron Hubbard attempting to channel the Spirit of Babylon into Pasadena. The hidden meaning of the Seal of the City of Pasadena. So much material.  Order the book, it provides an excellent experiential model of what was done complete with many biblical references.

Here is the link to In Favor of the Saints website for the book which lists the Table of Contents and other information. Also has links on the website for purchase on line and another link to his publisher for purchase and download of a PDF format of the book.

http://www.infavorofthesaints.com/              http://www.infavorofthesaints.com/

PETITIONS FOR TODAY.

(I could use gatekeepers help on prayer requests on items.  Please go to Facebook and join Facebook Worldviews101 group. We can share requests there. Thanks.

Pray about the floods and nuclear plants on the Missouri and Mississippi.

First the floods starting in Montana. Pray against the Tibetan tantric vases that have been buried in Helena, the State Capitol, in the Missouri, in Glacier National Park, Yellowstone.  Repentance.

Here’s the status of the flood from today:

MONTANA, NEBRASKA

“It’s all just sitting there, sitting there, sitting there. Everyone knows it’s going to come down, it’s just when and how quick that we’re all waiting for,” he said. “The bull is basically sitting in the chute and the gates are already open. He’s just not coming out to play yet, but when he does I anticipate he’s really going to be ticked off and bucking hard.”

…. http://youtu.be/G2zpkayD5k4

IN SACRAMENTO!

Federal officials have determined that Sacramento has the highest flood risk of any U.S. city outside New Orleans, with some neighborhoods under 10 to 20 feet of water after a catastrophic levee failure. Last month, state and federal officials participated in an emergency drill to prepare for just such a disaster.

NORTHWEST

The National Weather Service predicts this will be one of the top five water years in history in the Pacific Northwest, and the biggest since 1997, the last year of significant flooding, said Gina Baltrush said of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

NUCLEAR PLANTS PUT POPULATION AT RISK

 Fire knocks out spent fuel cooling at nuclear plant near Omaha — Operating under heightened alert level because of nearby flooding on Missouri River

June 10th, 2011 at 08:11 AM

  1. Fire knocks out spent fuel cooling at nuclear plant near Omaha — Operating under heightened alert level because of nearby flooding on Missouri River June 10, 2011                                                   
  2. JUST IN: ‘Notification of Unusual Event’ declared at nuclear plant near Omaha — “They don’t expect any radioactive material to be released” June 7, 2011                                                         
  3. Report: Radioactive release from nuke plant less than 150 miles from New Orleans               May 3, 2011Quake, not tsunami, may have caused

 

DENNIS R. NELSON

June 9, 6:37 p.m.

I am the President (and a Board Member) of the Chicago-based NUCLEAR ENERGY INFORMATION SERVICE (NEIS), “Illinois’ Nuclear Power Watchdog Group.” It just so happens that, living in Council Bluffs, Iowa, I went to Dana College in Blair, Nebraska (in the vicinity of the Omaha Public Power District’s Fort Calhoun nuclear plant), from 1972-1976, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Biology and Environmental Studies. While at Dana College, I testified at the licensing hearing for the Fort Calhoun nuclear plant—arguing against giving Ft. Calhoun an “operating license.” ( I spoke about the dangers of the ionizing radiation to be released by the plant.) The electrical fire that “knocked out” the cooling for the irradiated (spent) fuel pool there shows us that: NUCLEAR POWER IS A VERY COMPLEX, INHERENTLY DANGEROUS AND ‘DIRTY’ ENERGY TECHNOLOGY WHICH IS HIGHLY VULNERABLE TO A WIDE RANGE OF UNANTICIPATED MISHAPS!!! What we need is a “nuclear construction moratorium,” the immediate removal of ALL direct and indirect federal nuclear subsidies (including loan guarantees and the Price-Anderson Act), and a speedy phase-out of the entire commercial nuclear power industry. We need to aggressively pursue a “‘CARBON-FREE/NUCLEAR-FREE’ ENERGY PATHWAY”—the best technically and economically feasible way for us to get off of all oil without nuclear (or coal) within 30-50 years. What we are talking about is a 100-percent U.S. renewable energy economy by 2040-2050, being based upon these things: (1) Greatly Increased Energy Efficiency; (2) Combined Heat-and-Power; and (3) Appropriate Renewable Energy Technologies.

Bob Nations, Jr., the Director of Shelby County Office of Preparedness, says that since the lack of preparation exposed by Hurricane Katrina, he is “preparing for the catastrophic event” in his six-county jurisdiction.&nbsp

Nations admitted that after a major quake, Tennessee′s infrastructure and response capabilities “would get overwhelmed fairly quickly.” 

There are 15 nuclear power plants in the New Madrid fault zone — three reactors in Alabama — that are of the same or similar design as the site in Japan experiencing problems. 

The USGS report predicts that a major quake would create horrific scenes like something out of a science fiction movie, potentially cutting the Eastern part of the country off from the West in terms of vehicular traffic and road commerce. 

“The older highways and railroad bridges that cross the Mississippi River, as well as older overpasses, would likely be damaged or collapse in the event of a major New Madrid earthquake,” according to USGS. 

In September, FEMA’s associate administrator for Response and Recovery, William Carwile, told a Senate panelthat FEMA has five regional groups planning for possible earthquake responses, but a major quake along the New Madrid fault line could displace 7.2 million people and knock out 15 bridges. The response would require 42,000 first responders from local firefighters to the Pentagon.&nbsp

Another study by the Mid-America Earthquake Center last year estimates that nearly 750,000 buildings would be damaged, 3,000 bridges would potentially collapse, 400,000 breaks and leaks to local pipelines and $300 billion in direct damage and $600 billion in indirect losses would occur. Source