ngodrup wrote:A friend of mine-- a Tibetan Geshe-- asks me;
"Why are western Buddhists so crazy?"
I say, "It's because western Psychologists tell
western Dharma students that if they meditate,
their neuroses will come up."
Geshe-la says: "You don't get crazy, you get sane."
"I know, Geshe-la, but that's what so many are told."
Two points to be taken from this:
1. The geshe thinks we're crazy.
2. He doesn't understand why.
That is important for everybody to understand about the dynamic between tibetan teachers and western students. Personally I don't think it's just the power of suggestion that is the problem.
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