The Chinese Emperor and the Dalai Lama Enthrone Dorje Shugden
Dorje Shugden is closely connected with China in many ways. In Dorje Shugden’s kangso or fulfilment ritual by His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, it is stated that Dorje Shugden resides in Wu Tai Shan (Five-Peak Mountain) of China. Wu Tai Shan is also the abode of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom, of whom Dorje Shugden is an emanation of.
According to the Mongolian scholar Losang Tamdin, Dorje Shugden also reincarnated as the Qing Emperor Kangxi, yet another link between Dorje Shugden and China. Emperor Kangxi contributed tremendously towards restoring peace and harmony, and championed the spreading of the Buddhadharma in China amongst other achievements. The Tibetans have a folk belief that China is ruled by the emanations of Manjushri. Thus, China has a close affinity with Manjushri and therefore, Dorje Shugden as well.
The Kangxi Emperor is also an ancestor of the Emperor Dhakong, who enthroned Dorje Shugden as a Dharma Protector in the 19th Century. One of the verses in Dorje Shugden’s kangso states:
Enthroned as guardian of the Yellow Hat Teachings
By the Chinese emperor, the Dalai Lama, and his regent,
You generated the intent to protect the Teachings from now
Until the Buddha, Aspiring One, praise to you!
The enthronement mentioned above refers to a very significant moment in history during which His Holiness the 11th Dalai Lama Kedrup Gyatso along with his then regent officially recognised and enthroned Dorje Shugden as the Dharma Protector who safeguards the teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa and by extension, the Gelugpa lineage. This is what is meant by “guardian of the Yellow Hat Teachings“.
Lastly, the following account reinforces a well-known historical fact about Dorje Shugden oracles, which is that they are highly accurate and beneficial. There is not a single account of an oracular pronouncement from Dorje Shugden being inaccurate. The below is based on a scriptural document detailing the imperial recommendation by the Chinese Emperor Dhakong, together with His Holiness the 11th Dalai Lama and his regent.
During the time of the 11th Dalai Lama Kedrup Gyatso and the regent Reting Hotogtu Ngawang Yeshe Tsultrim Gyaltsen, the Great Dharma King Nechung and the Lhasa Trokang Gyalchen Shugden were both swift to perform activities and both were very renowned in giving accurate prophesies.
At that juncture, an Amban, an official from the Chinese Qing dynasty, by the name of Che Trungtang was present in Lhasa. The Amban burnt a set of questions in Chinese in front of Trode Khangsar, and asked for clear answers from Dorje Shugden during a trance scheduled for the next day. These were questions posed by the Qing Emperor Dakhong relating to certain political decisions that needed to be made.
When the Trode Khangsar oracle took trance the next day, Dorje Shugden gave clear advice to the questions burned by the Amban. When the answers were brought back to Emperor Dakhong, he was amazed at the precision and clarity of the advice given. The Emperor sent offerings of a pandit’s hat for both Dorje Shugden and Nechung, and recognised Dorje Shugden as a powerful Dharma Protector, not only for the Gelug lineage but the entire Buddhadharma.
Once the offerings were received in Tibet, the Regent, secretaries and various other dignitaries traveled to Nechung for a ceremonial offering of the new pandit’s hat. After this, they traveled to the Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa. It was there in the large stone courtyard that His Holiness the 11th Dalai Lama, the Chinese Amban, the Regent, the Dorje Shugden oracle and various monks held a grand ceremony, after which the pandit’s hat was placed over its doors.
Together, the Chinese Emperor Dhakong and the Dalai Lama, patron and lama together, all praised and enthroned Gyalchen Dorje Shugden as the principal Protector of the Yellow Hat Teachings as praised in the verse above.
I have seen with my own eyes a record of this and the previously related story in which the minister Bumtangpa was saved from execution, in the notations of the office of the Kashag of the Tibetan government, in the guest book diary for the respective dates where the essence of what occurred in each instance was described.
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Jace ChongPosted on May 28, 2016 #1 Author
This article is an important history point that how credible and reliable Dorje Shugden is to help people who are in need, even the King of China seek help for important issues.
Dorje Shugden’s enlighten qualities have been shown since many centuries ago. The relationship among Dorje Shugden, Dalai Lama and China seems interdependent since then. May these relationship continues to benefit more people by Dalai Lama lifting the ban on Dorje Shugden now.
Frederick LawPosted on June 3, 2016 #2 Author
Dorje Shugden has strong connection with China, as the Emperor Kang Xi is known to be the emanation of Dorje Shugden, as stated by famous Mongolian Scholar Losang Tamdin.
Many may not know, but one of Dorje Shugden previous incarnation is Emperor Kang Xi, it clearly shows that Emperor Kang Xi being the emanation of Dorje Shugden contributed tremendously to Buddha Dharma in China and helps restore peace at during His reign.
Emperor Kang Xi is well known in history as a benevolent Emperor who are loved by His subjects, and well respected until today for the contribution of education, art, chinese culture to China and the world.
During His reign, Emperor Kang Xi promotes Buddhism in China, which proliferate to the whole of China.
As one of Dharma’s great patrons in China, Kangxi was also responsible for the establishment, preservation and restoration of many important Buddhist temples and sites of pilgrimage in China, Tibet and Mongolia, many of which exist until today.
The contribution by Emperor Kang Xi towards Buddhadharma , and also restoring peace and harmony in China is well know and love by his subjects, Emperor Kang Xi also founded and preserved many Monasteries which is still available today. His faith towards Dharma especially Tibetan Buddhism, saw the preservation of many teachings such as Dragon Sutra.
Pastor Yek Yee(月谊讲法师)Posted on June 5, 2016 #3 Author
Cynthia NgPosted on June 5, 2016 #4 Author
多杰雄登湖中国有很深的缘， His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche在多杰雄登的酬供里声称多杰雄登居住在五台山。五台山是文殊菩萨也是智慧普萨的居处，多杰雄登是文殊菩萨的化身。
Phoebe YongPosted on June 9, 2016 #5 Author
让人振奋的是在19世纪，当时驻藏大臣Che Trungtang，他把写下一些有关清朝政治决策问题的纸烧了。第二天在护法降神时， 护法可以清楚地一一给予忠告。当道光知道之后，感到非常难以置信。皇帝为多杰雄登和乃穹供奉了班智帽，并且册封多杰雄登是一位法力超强的护法，祂不但被誉为是格鲁派的护法，甚至是整个佛法的护法。在多杰雄登的酬供里也是清楚说明了祂是一位发愿维护宗喀巴大师教诲和格鲁派传承的护法。还有一点是，历史上有记载多杰雄登神谕所给予的忠告都是非常精准和利益他人。从这种种有利的历史记载，说明了多杰雄登是一位守护佛法的护法而不是所谓的邪魔。还有，我们有什么资格评论这些有利的真相呢？
Jill YamPosted on June 6, 2016 #6 Author
According to the Mongolian scholar Losang Tamdin Dorje Shugden also reincarnation as the Qing Emperor Kangxi.
Historical fact is that Emperor Kangxi is the ancestor of Emperor Dhakong who enthroned Dorje Shugden as the Dharma Protector in the 19th Century.
When Dorje Shugden took trance the Emperor Dhakong is very amazed at the precision and clarity of the advice given. HE is recognised as a powerful Dharma Protector not only fir the Gelugame lineage but also the entire Buddhadharma.
Yee MunPosted on June 9, 2016 #7 Author
This is an article that everyone should read. This article has shared with us the close relationship of China with Dorje Shugden.
Wu tai Shan, is Budhist sacred pilmirage place in China. Because Dorje Shugden is the emanation of Manjushri, he also reside at the same place where Manjushri is, ie. Wu Tai shan.
According to Losang Tamdin, Emperor Kangxi, one of the China’s greatest emperor, is the emanation of Dorje Shugden. Emperor Kangxi was an emperor that ruled China with wisdom and compassion. Some of his great achievement which included:
1. a new and unified China was created,
2. a restructured tax system to eliminate the finanicial burden of the poor peasants
3. skillfully commissioned the Kangxi Dictionary in an attempt to gain support from the many Han-Chinese scholar-bureaucrats who had refused to serve a Manchu emperor.
4. Emperor Kangxi supported Tibetan Buddhism and he even convert his palace into Tibetan Monastery called Yong He Gong.
Not only the Dalai Lama, Emperor of China also seek Dorje Shugden’s advice on political issues. Due to the accuracy of Dorje Shugden prophesies, Dorje Shugden was enthroned as Dharma Protector in 19th Century by Emperor Dhakong.
From the article, we can understand that Dorje Shugden has played an important role in the history of China and has benefited many people. May more people be connected to Dorje Shugden and the practice can flourish in China.
CarsdenPosted on June 15, 2016 #8 Author
jerry_sitoPosted on June 15, 2016 #9 Author
Su MingPosted on June 15, 2016 #10 Author
Emperor Kang Xi is one of the greatest emperors because his reign was long, under his rule the Qing Empire started to prosper, dynastic succession was stabilized, and he was benevolent. Emperor Kang Xi was also famous to promote Buddhism in China and within his subject including building & preserving monasteries. I am not surprise that both Emperor Kang Xi and Dorje Shugden are closely related as they share similar qualities as of the above. And now we know that Emperor Kang Xi is the emanation of Dorje Shugden.
Wylfred NgPosted on June 15, 2016 #11 Author
康熙皇帝在位期间一直大力弘扬佛法， 也把藏传佛教， 特别是宗喀巴大师的法教立为官方宗教。 到现在雍和宫还供奉着很大尊的宗喀巴大师像。 多杰雄登也同样被康熙皇帝封为黄帽法教护法， 可见多杰雄登的利益是多么的广大。
Sock WanPosted on June 15, 2016 #12 Author
Chinese emperor would not recognise or enthrone just anyone, he would examine this person or deity very carefully to ensure it was authentic and would not cause harm to the country or the people. I particularly like the story about how Dorje Shugden knew the questions (in Chinese) of the Amban even though they were burnt before showing Dorje Shugden. And the amazing part was, Dorje Shugden knew what were the questions and answered them accurately. The Chinese emperor was totally convinced of Dorje Shugden’s power from this incident.
Thus, we should rely on Dorje Shugden and have strong faith in him because he is able to guide us to the right path due to his clairvoyance.
KarenCPosted on June 15, 2016 #13 Author
William ChuaPosted on June 15, 2016 #14 Author
Dorje Shugden has been recognised by the Chinese Emperors and the government centuries ago. Hence, it is no surprise that the Chinese government now is supporting the growth of Buddhism in China especially the Dorje Shugden monasteries because the Emperor Dhakong and the Dalai Lama enthroned as the principal protector of the Gelugpas. Furthermore, Emperor Kang Xi is recognised as the reincarnation of Dorje Shugden. The connection is strong since the beginning.
CarmenPosted on June 20, 2016 #15 Author
It is clear that the mindstream of Dorje Shugden is one with Manjushri, and countless of evidence, writings, articles, texts, prayers, praises from a variety of people from the Dalai Lamas, to High Lamas of the Tibetan Buddhist sect, to the lamas of the Sakya school, to the Chinese Emperors has again and again proven this to us.
For a Chinese Emperor to enthrone Dorje Shugden, much research, investigating, studying, witnessing, would have been done by his officials and party. In the praise to Dorje Shugden it is written that Dorje Shugden is the “guardian of the Yellow Hat Teachings” and Dorje Shugden “generated the intent to protect the Teachings from now until the Buddha, Aspiring One,”. This clearly shows the motivation as to why Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen arose as enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden after a promise in his previous life as Duldzin, and it clearly shows that Dorje Shugden is an integral Dharma Protector within the Yellow Hat school of teachings, ie. Gelug.
Dalai Lama, China, and Dorje Shugden, has had a long history together, in which each has played a vital role to propagate the teachings of Buddha to the many who need and are ready for it. In many parts of China, the practice of Dorje Shugden is continually growing, and it is not long before many more will cross paths with Dorje Shugden, who is one with wisdom Buddha Manjushri, and be blessed to grow in their spiritual journey towards enlightenment.
LewPosted on July 14, 2016 #16 Author
I have always thought that Dorje Shugden (and Dharma Protectors in general) are only pervasive in Tibet, and not so “popular” in Mahayana tradition. I guess I am wrong after reading this article. It means few hundred years ago, China, led by her Emperor, has already started relying on Dorje Shugden.
Another thing which I find it fascinating is Dorje Shugden reincarnates as Kang Xi, who is one of the best emperors in the recent history of China.
SofiPosted on September 16, 2016 #17 Author
How wonderful to read that the Qing Emperor Kangxi is an incarnation of Dorje Shugden and both share the same mindstream as Lord Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. No wonder China had prosper and generally was peaceful with strong propitiation of Buddhism during his reign. He had contributed towards the building of Trode Khangsar Chapel which the Great 5th Dalai Lama built as homage to Protector Dorje Shugden.
Then during the 19th century, the Qing Emperor Dhakong reaffirms and enthroned Dorje Shugden together with the 11th Dalai Lama Kedrup Gyatso, the regent Reting Hotogtu Ngawang Yeshe Tsultrim Gyaltsen, the Chinese Amban, the Dorje Shugden Oracle and various in a grand ceremony. The offering from Emperor Dhakong, a pandit’s hat, was placed over the doors of Trode Khangsar Chapel, in recognition of Dorje Shugden as a powerful Dharma Protector, not only for the Gelug lineage but the entire Buddhadharma.
Dorje Shugden’s prophecies and answers had be proven true time and again as he is a fully enlightened Protector with clairvoyance and wisdom. It would be interesting to read more of Dorje Shugden’s amazing prophecies and answers, which included asking the 14th Dalai Lama to leave Tibet immediately with specific instructions and directions to follow on route to India. The very next day, Tibet was invaded and if the Dalai Lama had not left, he would have been captured. Following Dorje Shugden’s advice, the 14th Dalai Lama reach India safely although the journey had been treacherous. It was told that Protector Dorje Shugden had hidden the travellers behind thick fog to prevent the invading armies from seeing them. Protector Dorje Shugden can be fully trusted and propitiated to help you on the path to gaining attainments.
FongPosted on October 9, 2016 #18 Author
Even the 11th Dalai Lama was at the ceremony where the pandit’s hat was presented the pandit’s hat to Dorje Shugden and placed it over the door of Trode Khangsar chapel in Lhasa after a grand ceremony was held. How this came about is so very interesting – how the Amban found his questions answered though they were burnt the day before the trance took place!
Miracles can happen and this showed that Dorje Shugden is indeed the Guardian of the Yellow Hat teachings.
Justin CheahPosted on November 11, 2016 #19 Author
Emperor Kang Xi is one of the greatest emperors in China and was detrimental in promoting Buddhism. Under Emperor’s rule, which span to many years and those years were one of the most prosperous times in Qing Dynasty. Emperor Kang Xi also build many monasteries and is a firm believer of Tibetan Buddhism. His action is similar to be of a Lama spreading Buddhism and no wonder, he is actually the emanation of Dorje Shugden.
yin pingPosted on December 29, 2017 #20 Author
The credibility of Dorje Shugden is undeniable. Historically stated that the Chinese Emperor Dhakong seeks adviced from Dorje Shugden and he was fascinated by how accurate and detailed advice given regarding political matter. The Emperor Dhakong was impressed and sent offerings of a pandit’s hat for both Nechung and Dorje Shugden. In that period of time, both Nechung and Dorje Shugden were swift and well known for accurate prophesies.
Upon received the offerings from the Chinese Emperor Dhakong in Tibet, the Regent, the secretaries and noble people went to Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa. A grand ceremony was held in the large stone courtyard, participated by H.H the 11st Dalai Lama, the Chinese Amban, the Regent, various monks together with the Dorje Shugden oracle. After that the pandit’s hat was placed over its door.
The Chinese Emperor Dhakong and the 11st Dalai Lama, both had praised and enthroned Dorje Shugden as the principal Protector of the Yellow Hat Teachings. The Emperor Dhakong further recognized Dorje Shugden as a powerful Dharma protector of the entire Buddhadharma. The relationship among Dorje Shugden, the H.H the 11st Dalai Lama and China were mutual dependable in harmony.
Alice TayPosted on January 17, 2018 #21 Author
It’s very interesting to know Dorje Shugden has reincarnated as the Qing Emperor Kangxi who has contributed tremendously towards restoring peace and harmony, and championed the spreading of the Buddhadharma in China.
The close relationship between Dorje Shugden and China was very significant when Emperor Dhakong together with the Dalai Lama praised and enthroned Dorje Shugden as the principal Protector of the Yellow Hat Teachings.