uan wrote:Though, I have to admit, it does remind of something HHDL said in a documentary I watched on the Karmapas.He would watch two insects fight and he said that while he had compassion for both, he would often root for the smaller insect, and sometimes, he would kill the larger one to save the smaller...
You better have proof of such statements that he kills insects.
Better have proof? Seems a rather confrontational way of asking for clarification. There seems to be some sort of "or else" hanging unwritten at the end of the sentence. Will I be banned or censured? Besides it's not as if the words or thoughts behind them are real, like a chair or table
Also, I didn't say he "kills" as in some active, ongoing sense. My statement was pretty clearly past-tense.
But in the interest of compassion and to set your mind at ease, HHDL himself says it. It's in the documentary: Karmapa - Two Ways of Divinity (1998). The editing was a little poor but it seems HHDL was referring to his childhood, possibly around the time he was identified as the reincarnation of DL 13. He called his compassion a little biased. He then laughed, a pretty hearty chuckle too, at the memory.