I am not the one who is making things personal here.
mindyourmind wrote:If ON was a Tibetan teacher your OP and some of the follow-up posts would have been phrased very differently, with a lot more respect, with a lot more acceptance.
with this you accused me of applying a double standard. I say, I don't apply a double standard and you don't even know me, so how can you judge if I apply a double standard? And in response to that, you say I make things personal? This is nothing but a passively aggressive manipulation of yours.
And nothing has been conceded. I have agreed with you that many people apply a double standard. I, however, am not one of these people.
Since you don't know me at all, you can impossibly know if I apply a double standard, especially since I have just registered to this forum and I have only just written 23 posts.
Your hostile and offensive style and your passively agressive manipulations make a rational debate impossible.
What is happening here in this thread right now is a good example, why a rational discussion of Ole Nydahl's teaching on the internet is almost impossible. As soon as Ole Nydahl's teachings are put into question, instead of rationally answering to the propositional content of the criticism his students start to reflect the criticism against the person uttering the criticism with posts like this:
Here is some good food for thought:
"When you see a fault in someone else, realize that it is your own fault you are seeing." ~ Diamond Sutra
even though this is still a quite friendly remark. Contentwise, though, it is misguided because we are here not discussing Ole Nydahls faults - that would be a discussion of his Sex life etc. - instead the intention was to discuss the teachings he gives.
And then, next, the brainwash fraction sets in, making completely unfounded insinuations about me applying a double standard and whatever.
Maybe, Mindyourmind, you should take your name serious and mind your own business and your own mind instead of behaving like a troll and sabotaging this thread.
Loud farts during meditation are allowed. Very loud farts during meditation are allowed. - Kodo Sawaki Roshi, Zen ist die größte Lüge aller Zeiten