Adamantine wrote:Having known HH Kusum Lingpa for many years and attended quite a few teachings, wangs, and even a retreat with him I have absolute confidence he was the real deal. That said, he did not approach anything whatsoever in a conventional way.
HH Kusum Lingpa was amazing. He helped me a lot. I was up for a job at a defense contractor and under a lot of pressure to take it because of my finances. I guess my karma with them was really strong because they told me to name my salary. (It wasn't supposed to be involved with weapons, just travel arrangements, but the temp job started changing.) During empowerments he kept turning to me and saying, "Do Not Make Bombs Do Not Make Bombs" over and over again. I stayed poor, yay!
To address your other question:
'Say what you will about Cassidy's past, I'm no fan of his... But the flame was between him and people on your side on social networks was disgusting... Including ordained Sangha from KPC. Anyway comment on this?'
I can only speak for myself. Dealing with Cassidy was hard.
There were so many Tweets, they never let up (I think he and his girlfriend took shifts). They were nasty and really crude. When you see a friend being mistreated you want to defend them, and when it's your teacher, you absolutely want to dive in there to protect them.
Jetsunma indicated to me that I should stay out of it, but I just couldn't. I was okay when Cassidy went after me personally, but got upset when he went after new people who defended Jetsunma. A friend of mine pointed out his strategy was to isolate Jetsunma by attacking anyone who leaped to her defense.
Anyway, I got a painful look at my pride and tendency to exaggerate my knowledge. I could win a debate. I walked away feeling over-inflated and thinking, "Er. I should've stayed out of this..." But some of my friends were impressed with me. So Jetsunma then followed it up by asking me to write a "scholarly" post. I actually tried, lol! I discovered I didn't have the scholarly knowledge to do such a thing and had to admit to her, hat in hand, that I was no scholar.
In my experience, that's how she's taught me. She gives me directions. I, uh, usually ignore them. And then she turns it into a teaching that shows me the negative quality that caused me to ignore her in the first place. I don't look that good in the process.