Dechen Norbu wrote:But tell me adinatha, do you have anything against what Namdrol said, regarding giving credit to a text for its content instead of its authorship?
Edit: I mean, is it important for you that the tantras or mahayana sutras were actually spoken by Gautama? If so, why? This is not any sort of trick question. I just want to understand your POV.
My POV is that opinions about this sort of things are pointless, because the truth or falsity is never going to make itself known. Gautama very well could have uttered every word of the tantras. No one will ever be able to say otherwise definitively. Every tantra could have been a total lie. We will just never know. I agree with Namdrol that the content, whether it works is what counts. Also my belief is that making scholarly opinions about what is authentically taught by the Buddha and not creates problems for people. It can harms someone's faith. That's bad. It's one thing to show someone the truth, even if it hurts. But it's entirely another to present scholarly opinions disguised as facts. I will stomp on that every time, because it's misleading.