I studied this stuff with a lama. I am up on it. What exactly is mind training of this kind for? It's to tame the "self" within the context of studying with a lama to move on from "selfishness."
Yes but it's also to train the mind so that you understand every problem that arises in your life as something you are responsible for but which nevertheless can be used to develop renunciation, compassion, respect for others, humility, acceptance, perseverance and wisdom.
To toss out these kinds of sayings in a public forum at people as a sort of reminder or rebuke is an abuse of mind-training. It's just for you. Master it yourself completely, and don't use it as a kind of pop-Christianity.Ask your lama. Am I right, or not?
Wrong IMHO. In fact its very good advice and If YOU had mastered mind training you probably wouldn't be posting your grievances all over the web.
You're stuck in a ridiculous religious delusion; I have no interest in it. You're also being very rude! Where's the "humility, acceptance, perseverance and wisdom" in this reply?
I'm not posting my grievances all over the Web. I've written a letter to Gyatrul Rinpoche about a situation that I believe should concern him (and perhaps you, since you identify with Tibetan Buddhism).
What's the situation? In a nutshell: a fanatical cult masquerading as Tibetan Buddhists is cyberstalking people, trying to interfere in their lives, and actually conspired to deceive an FBI agent in order to hurt their "enemy" William Cassidy. I merely got swept up in it. But since this cult can't live without an enemy, they're targeting me again with a systematic hate-defamation-slander campaign. I make my living writing for people. I get many of my clients on the Web.
If someone who might be a client Googles me, and sees that a "Tibetan Buddhist" group is claiming I'm flying helicopters around their compound, they might get confused. I have no choice but to put my story out there.
It's not that I seek publicity. Originally, my Zen blog was anonymous.
These misdeeds by the cultists are ongoing and serious. The compassionate and wise route isn't to ignore them, but to put a stop to it. My appeal to Gyatrul Rinpoche is precisely to put a stop to it. What's the problem in that? Stopping this craziness will benefit me, but it will also benefit them.
I daresay stopping it will even benefit the Dharma. I know of people who've turned away from Vajrayana out of disgust for this cult's behavior.