Doubtless, you would just brush aside my posts and change the topic to an utterly irrelevant issue; still, I will offer you more academic papers to prove the fact that since the late 60’s, the Dalai Lama has successfully discarded the name “Lamaism” and branded it “Buddhism” to become the worldly recognized Tibetan “Buddhism”!
In 1822, Hegel’s lectures series defined Asian religions: Hinduism, [color=#0000FF]Buddhism[/color], [color=#0000FF]and Lamaism[/color];
((The Lecture on the Philosophy of World History, in 1822, Hegel defined Asian religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Lamaism; the Near East (Persian, Egyptian, and Jewish religions), and the West (Greek and Roman religions) -The Hegel Lectures Series，Series Editor: Peter C. Hodgson)
Basically, Buddhism and Lamaism are two different religions, in which the doctrinal teachings are fundamentally distinct.
Now comes the crucial question, why should the Dalai Lama so eagerly want to get rid of the original name “Lamaism,” even he himself is famed for the term "Lama"?
It is because of the fact that lamaistic gurus have incorporated lamaistic teachings, which appear to be correct but have nothing to do with the Buddha Dharma, into their tantras since Padmasambhava’s (蓮花生) time.
They have plagiarized bits and pieces of the Buddha Dharma, and although their Buddhist terminologies sometimes appear to be correct, the significance of these teachings has deviated from their original meanings by far. Lamaism needs to be recognized as Buddhism to solidify its stance globally.
Unless those who have spent ages delving into countless sutras and old scriptures, it is hardly possible for the general public to know the true meanings of the Dharma, or to tell the difference between Buddhism and Lamaism.
My Buddhist foundation is dedicated to promoting the inner insight philosophy of Tathagatagarbha and the accurate essence of Buddhism.
The Foundation comprises many academic experts,who have thoroughly studied the doctrines of Buddhism and Tibetan Lamaism and have uncovered concrete evidence that cannot be refuted by the followers of Lamaism.
In other words, we thoroughly understand the fundamental doctrines of Lamaism.
And I know "triceratopses" has no knowledge of the Dharma, apart from earnest posting and boasting!
Though I thank you for your replies and participating.