dharmagoat wrote:Adamantine wrote:1.To disparage the Master
2.To transgress the three levels of vows
3.To be hostile to vajra brothers and sisters
4.To foresake loving kindness on behalf of sentient beings
5.To abandon the enlightened mind
6.To disparage one's own doctrine and those related to it
7.To divulge secrets to the immature
8.To abuse the five components which are primordially pure
9.To develop doubt in the inner doctrines of the tantras
10.To have compassion for evil beings especially those who harm the doctrine
11.To apply conceptualisation to wordless natures
12.To belittle those who have faith
13.To violate the commitments that have been undertaken
14.To disparage women, the source of discriminative wisdom
Ha! I committed all 14 of these root downfalls when I left Vajrayana many years ago. I didn't believe any of it.
You abandoned enlightened mind? You abandoned Bodhicitta and really said that you would never raise Bodhicitta again in your life? You disparaged your root teacher? Really?
We might actually get angry with your guru or with Vajra siblings or with women and the symbolism (although that is not totally symbolism) but really to abandon them? Really abandon the intention to seek enlightenment for all beings really permanently? I really have never met anyone who has done this and I really don't believe it.