Tsongkhapafan wrote:Simon E. wrote:I am not sure that this is the right place for a Rangtong/Shentong debate Tsonghkhapa fan.
It might be interesting in a seperate thread ? Or refresh an existing one ?
Hi Simon, that wasn't my point - what I was suggesting was that commentary to Tsongkhapa's works should not be given by those outside the Gelugpa tradition as they may not understand it and may misrepresent it. Each Tradition has its own unique and precious features which are not understood by those who are not lineage holders (those who have practised within the tradition and mastered its teachings completely). It would therefore seem to me that the teachings of each tradition should be taught only by those who have mastered them by gaining practical experience.
You have a weak argument here.
Karmapa can use any commentary he wants to teach from, we who have no realizations shouldn't be suggesting for Karmapa that he shouldn't be teaching from a text by Tsongkhappa. I don't think there is any Geshe that thinks he can teach from this text any better than Karmapa, and I'd be very wary of one who thinks that he could...surely you also limit Tsongkhappa with this idea... saying only Gelugpas can understand Tsongkhappa, I doubt Tsongkhappa would even say such a thing.