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Vajrabhijna wrote:My question can be put like this:
1. Does this switch (or anything else) cause a difference in Gelug/Kagyu Guhyasamaja presentation?
2. Or, is this switch *because* of the Guhyasamaja presentation itself, which (at least in Arya) centralizes Askhobhya, which is then reflected in Gelug's interpretation of *all* mandala assignments beyond Guhyasamaja?
As it stands, I have a very casual transmission from a kagyu lama, who asked me to study English sources I could find. Those that I have found, I believe draw from Gelug sources. This is the root of my concern.
I am not trying to mix anything, my question is geared rather at unmixing anything. So we can conclude that there is no difference in the Gelug texts, or Tsonkhapa's exposition of the guhyasamaja, as from the Kagyu?
Their Holinesses Dalai Lama (center), Gyalwang Karmapa (right) and Sakya Trizen (left) lead procession commencing the Guyhasamaja teachings by HH Dalai Lama
Their Holinesses Gyalwang Karmapa and Sakya Trizin attended His Holiness’ Dalai Lama’s teaching and commentary on Guhyasamaja at the Tsuglagkhang. Over 2600 people attended the teaching, including more than 2000 monks and nuns, and 169 foreigners. To receive the empowerment, attendees were required to have already received the Guhyasamaja Initiation as a pre-requisite to these advanced teachings.