Craig Tweeted, “Unfollows anyone with Kelsang in their name.”
He had been trolling some Dorje Shugden accounts on Twitter for some reason.
I asked him, “How would you characterize what their thing is? What gets them out of bed in the morning?”
“Pure Politics. Karma dumbat. No one is standing between you and your alter. This is just PR for their cult.”
“Allow me to clarify my question. If I was to write a character based on one of this people, what makes them tick?”
“Power. A third-chakra entanglement.”
“As a group what kind of person do they select for? I’m interested in writing a character based on such a person.”
“One too determined to escape life in his parent’s basement to think very deeply.”
“That describes most Tibetan Buddhists, does it not? I think so. What makes these people different?”
“They have teachers encouraging them to use their anger in a political campaign and buy it.”
“Is this not typical of all Tibetans though? I think so. Tibet was a theocracy, run by religious sects.”
“I don’t think so. Write that chapter without my input.”
I’m having difficulty getting a handle on why a dispute between Gelugpa exceptionalists and HHDL is a thing for these people. If anyone has any insight into the backstory of such a person I’d appreciate their input.