not to push the TOS but that would mean HHDL is proper-gating a lineage with no blessings seeing as practically all the lineage Guru where practitoners.
The notion that His Holiness propagates a lineage with no blessings is ridiculous.
I am locking the thread until a team decision can be made about how to handle this.
It seems that it has become inevitable that this thread will devolve into a flame war about the contentious issue we agreed not to discuss so as to keep the peace here at DW.
It seems a reminder (yet again) of the ToS is in order:
In light of certain contentious practices and traditions that exist within the scope of Vajrayana Buddhism, the Dharma Wheel website will abide by instructions given to practitioners by the Dalai Lama in regards to discussion of controversial issues, practices, and images
If people don't want to abide by the ToS then they can post on forums that don't follow HH Dalai Lama's instructions (there are several such places). Users who register here know full well what the policies are, so it should come as no surprise when they are enforced.
In order to ensure my mind never comes under the power of the self-cherishing attitude,
I must obtain control over my own mind.
Therefore, amongst all empowerments, the empowerment that gives me control over my mind is the best,
and I have received the most profound empowerment with this teaching.
brtsal ba'i bkhra drin