The Tibetan svengali syndrome
Comment on Shadow of the Dalai Lama
Despite the obvious fact that the Tremondi critique is open to many challenges (as pointed out by James’ citations, keep ’em coming, no problem) it struck a chord with me, although now I will be frustrated by the inability to use what is obviously going to be flawed data. It migh help to know where the authors are coming from and what agenda they may be plying.
One of the purposes of this blog was to indicate the truly insidious unpublic character of the Gurdjieff scheme, its persistence and its ability to snare victims with ease, and its hidden agenda behind that.
The Tremondi book made me realize, what I long suspected, that the Tibetan gang is not dissimilar here, though in a different way, and with a different formulation altogether.
In any case, it is good to be wary. The obvious point made, that the Dalai Lama’s benign public face is misleading should not be forgotten as you navigate this realm, one in which dissent can be the object of a very powerful voodoo.