JKhedrup wrote:At a Gelug conference His Holiness the Dalai Lama mentioned one fully trained, excellent and practice oriented Geshe Lharampa was more valuable than a handful of mediocre tulkus. We can understand from the above that the tulku system was also designed as a way of maintaining the estates of teachers (crucial since they couldn't have children as their heirs due to being monks). For this reason, many recognitions happened without the best of intentions.
Hey, you really CAN take it with you. Who knew?
Of course there are many highly attained tulkus who bring great benefit. Sometimes I worry about sounding too cynical, at the same time it is good for people to know the very human side of Tibetan history as well, and that the institutions were not without problems (like any institution in samsara). That way people hopefully will still check the teacher's credentials no matter what sexy titles they have.
Fa Dao wrote:Read that letter..one thing is clear..this dude does NOT like shugden!! Holy crap!! Anyone know if HHDL ever responded to this or not?
The "Reting Lama" repeatedly bashes the Gelug tradition in this letter as defunct because of so called "Spirit worship" obviously 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.
Liberation in the Palm of your hand~Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche.
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:
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