It's interesting to me, always, how people's positions are easily misinterpreted.
For example, I am quite sure that Malcolm understands and appreciates the value of tradition, transmission, and certain core "truths" (small-"t") about Buddhadharma...you know, Samsara is suffering, Ignorance is root cause, etc. But because he raises a criticism of certain aspects of the "religion(s)" associated with Buddhadharma, many will quickly assume he is in favor of making up something new, or turning his back on the tradition.
It's quite funny, actually.
Many things about the "religion(s)" associated with Buddhadharma will have no choice but to change, now and in the future....and I, for one, am all for that change. I actively support some of it, even.....as do some of my teachers. In other news, the Karmapa, Orgyen Tinley Dorje, is re-invigorated an old tradition of "Cham" this year--but he's having some actual women (GASP!) dance this time...a first, I believe. I've got nothing against monks in drag, mind you...but this just seems like a realistic and positive improvement, eh?
"Absolute Truth is not an object of analytical discourse or great discriminating wisdom,
It is realized through the blessing grace of the Guru and fortunate Karmic potential.
Like this, mistaken ideas of discriminating wisdom are clarified."
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