steveb1 wrote:buddhas dont suffer
But does HHDL claim to be a Buddha? Did he not suffer when a refugee from Tibet? Has he never suffered over the condition of his fellow Tibetans?
he doesnt claim to be a buddha, but the tibetan people and some people see him as the manifestation of Chenrezig. im sure he can feel the suffering but that doesnt mean that he suffers.
but yeah, i agree you should write to him yourself or watch more of his teachings and books to understand him better. power of forgiveness might be a book you like.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....
In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….