gregkavarnos wrote:Essentially you are listening to a replay anyway. The teaching is recorded, transformed to binary and then transmitted. So drawing the line at the replay of something said a second, minute, hour, day, week, month, year ago seems kind of arbitrary really doesn't it?
If the intention of the person being recorded is to transmit something, and the intention of the person watching it is to receive something, then where is the problem?
Is there some sort of expiry/use by date on intention? Who defines this date?
I understand what your saying but I think Rinpoche's intention, how he perceives the process to take place is important. To me it seems that the intention is there to transmit the teachings then, at that moment to whoever is listening at that time through the provided mediums, some of those mediums have minor delays. The replays do not seem to be one of the intended mediums.
Taking your example to the extreme, when Rinpoche teaches to large groups and they use a PA system (where sound is converted into digital information, transmitted to speakers and then the sound reaches the recipients ear, milliseconds later) it is the same as listening to a recording years later. Since that doesn't make sense there must be some other reason, beyond the second, minute, hour, week, month, year delay as to why Rinpoche doesn't want recordings to be considered lung or transmission.