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Is Tibetan Lamaism Buddhism? (15)
The Shambhala Myth

17 June 2008

Is Tibetan Lamaism Buddhism? (1) - A Culture of Black Magic
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (2) - Dalai Lama's Black Magic
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (3) - The 5th Reting Lama
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (4) - Tibetan Lamas & Politics
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (5) - A World Power
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (6) - A World Power
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (7) - "I'm Just a Monk"
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (8) - Yin-yang in Lamaism"
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (9) - Transforming Spirits
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (10) - Yin-yang Double Cultivation
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (11) - The Treasonous Human Waste
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (12) - The Kalachakra Tantra
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (13) - The Abhisheka Ritual
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (14) - The Secret Rituals

Shambhala is a myth and this myth was created by Kalachakra Tantra, the latest yet most important writing in Tibetan Lamaism. To lamaists, the concept of Shambhala represents the core value of their religious faith and the ultimate objective of their political struggle.

According to what is illustrated in Kalachaera Tantra, Shambhala is a kingdom shrouded in magic clouds, only those who have gone through the whole process of the Kalachakra Ritual would be able to see it. Its geographic location on earth is also a myth apart from the claim that it is by a river called Sitha, but a popular assumption suggests it could be hidden in Tarim (Talimu) Basin in China’s northwest where the ancient silk road snaked through.

The physical layout of Shambhala is said to look just like a typical Mandala graphically depicted in Tibetan murals or Tangkas. In its centre, capital city Kalapa sits majestically, shining with brilliance even at midnight; within the capital, there is a royal palace built of diamonds and precious stones, and flanked by two temples, one for Sun God and another for Moon Goddess. To the south of the palace there is a beautiful garden, and in the garden there is a sanctuary where Time God Kalachakra and its companion Time Goddess Vishvamata are worshiped.

Around the capital at the periphery, there are eight regions, each containing 120 million villages and ruled by a Lama governor. Further beyond are insurmountable snow hills that separate this land of bliss from the rest of the world.

The Shambhala kings are supposed to look like Indian “gurus” (Maha Siddha) who wear long hair, huge earrings and golden bracelets. Each king has one son to be his successor plus numerous daughters serving as his Wisdom women in the Kalachakra rituals, and plus countless armies to intimidate his enemies.

Shambhala king sitting in a lion seat made of gold exercises the top authority in religion and politics, holding a wish-granting diamond in one hand, and a magic mirror in another to detect every happenings in the world. One layer under Shambhala king is occupied by government officials, and all the officials are Tibetan Lamas, and all Lama officials are participants of Kalachakra rituals. One layer further down the hierarchy is Shambhala warriors with Shambhala king as their supreme commander, and the warriors are all ready for the final showdown in year 2327 to make their king not only the monarch of their kingdom but the sole ruler of the planet. By the way, each Shambhala king also possesses 1 million "wisdom women" (imagine the huge task he is facing!), and each "wisdom woman" is "as young as a new moon on the eighth lunar night", presumably at the age of 12 or 16 or 20.

The current king of the Shambhala is allegedly named Aniruddha who ascended the throne in 1927 and is expected to hand over the power to his successor in 2027. The kingdom is predestined to have 25 monarchies in total, and among the 25, the most significant one is the last king called Rudra Chakrin, meaning Angry Wheel Turner.

The angry wheel turner indeed seems to be a very angry man, under his fictional influence, today we can hear the yelling form fanatic Western followers of the Tibetan Lamaism vowing to turn themselves into a Shambhala general. Good on them, but do they really know the true nature of the impending Shambhala War that they are so keen to take part in?

Is Lamaism Buddhism? (16) - The Shambhala War
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (17) - The Mandala's Dream
Is Lamaism Buddhism? (18) - Dalai Mama's Top Adviser

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Tibetan Kid's Drawing

"Look, Uncles PLA Come to Save Us!", such is the title of a drawing by a 12-year old ethnic Tibetan Chinese girl. Later she presented this drawing as her gift to the uncles in uniform.

In the recent earthquake, like what happened to her fellow villagers, her family's wooden house was reduced to a pile of rubble. Fortunately, the PLA arrived promptly and rescued her father and other villagers.

Next day, they were settled at a safer location where the uncles in uniform set up tents for them to live in, and military trucks delivered clean water, food and other necessities daily to the tents. A tent school was also opened for her and her little friends.

(Sources of info and photos: 解放军报平武5月29日电)

Tibetan Woman's Bless

When a young PLA soldier spent his 18th birthday at the earthquake disaster zone, an ethnic Tibetan Chinese lady presents a red flower to him as her birthday gift.

PLA's Life in Disaster Zone

Lunch on stone

Doing laundry for the quake victims living in tents

PLA girls to bathroom

(Source of original photos: xinhuanet come)


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