Re: Mohan Singh
Date: January 05, 2009 12:36PM
All I am asking is for proof.
That is simple. As I mentioned last month, I spent four hours looking at every link on this site and MANY others, and never saw or found ANY. What I Did find were rantings of people who were very enraged, and said things I know are not true. Because of those comments, I asked for proof—and there isn't any, yet.
What I do see, on this site, and I have spent LOTS of time reading the allegations, are coming from the same people, yourself included.
In addition, I am not saying Mohan aka whatever his name is, is not guilty of any crimes. I personally know of an incident, so I am not letting him off the hook. What I am saying is that when you or anyone else makes these accusations, we need transparency. I am totally up front about my abuse at the hands of the Catholic Church, and experiences. I do not hide behind anonymous emails. If someone has real, valid, experience, and they are concerned about protecting others, than they should come out publicly, with verifiable information about who they are. Here, on this site. So far, I have not seen that. ln addition, some of these people mention other people, great Buddhist teachers that I do know, and have studied with, and they are not guilty, so it makes me wonder? Is the person making these accusations a nut job? Are they valid? Are even the accusations against Mohan real?? Is there even a Mohan?
Abuse is abuse is abuse. I never said that anyone was not abused, but I did question why no links point to this person and his activities? I personally was in contact with the FBI and found no such evidence that he is being investigated. Also, whoever says he was "an ordained Tibetan lama" what does that mean? First of all, I took monastic vows in the Tibetan lineage, and when someone takes vows, they are a monk. Talking to people who know him, first hand, he is not a monk. And he cannot be a lama because, as I said earlier, a lama is an honorific title, in the Tibetan lineage, which one is given when one completes a three year retreat. I know he did not do a three year retreat, so he cannot be a Lama.
Also, Tibetan monks and nuns have commitments of sexual abstinence. If they had sexual relations, they would no longer be monks. So please be careful what you say. When you say that someone has ties to someone else, and in this case, to HH Penor Rinpoche, then I assume that the person saying this is a Buddhist-basher, or someone who does not know His Holiness. Just because Mohan made the circles, pretending to be someone he wasn't, doesn't mean others knew about him or supported him. And, finally, the Buddhist teachers I know who eventually were told about him no longer had anything to do with him, and distanced himself from him, years ago.
I assume that we will be fine, if Mr. Mohan is in custody.