I know of the whole scandal regarding Michael Roach and Diamond Mountain and all that, but I wanted to ask:
All the work done previously at the "Asian Classics Institute" in New York, i.e. the 18 study courses - http://www.acidharma.org/aci/index.html
- does it have any merit?
What I am trying to say is that if someone reads something in these texts (or heard something, maybe in the earlier classes, before he became weird), is it of use?
An example - and this is not meant to sound rude, but - is Pabonka Rinpoche's commentary to Tsonkhapa in course one a good one to use, was Khen Rinpoche's translation faithful, is the overall presentation faithful, etc., for each course?
I ask because I had previously studied some of these and wanted to look at them again, because I found them easy to get my head round. I would appreciate any answers, but only to the actual question. Apologies to the mods if this becomes awkward.