Well I guess I don't have to.
You're right. Also, I'm sorry if I offended you.
About HYT, I noticed on Wikipedia
(yes, this is where I get my information from
) an interesting fact about its etymology:
Anuttarayoga Tantra literally means 'Unexcelled Union Continuity'. While the term is frequently translated as 'Highest Yoga Tantra' in English writings, this is not quite accurate. The Tibetan term bla med (back translated to Sanskrit as anuttara) is a negation of a comparative—not or none (med/an-) higher (bla /uttara)—rather than a superlative. Had the authors of this term intended to indicate directly "highest," superlatives were readily available: e.g. mchog ("supreme" or Sanskrit uttama, "highest"). Rather, they chose consistently to use a comparative rather than a superlative. Similarly, the terms used in Sanskrit also uniformly utilize comparatives: yogottara ("higher than yoga") and niruttara (also a negation of the comparative). English usage, and European usage in general, has largely overlooked this nuance.
By the way, I am going to take a crazy guess that you are a follower of Nyingma. Is that correct?
Well no, I didn't ask you to explain how to do buddhist practices without an altar. I clearly said, that you don't have to
have an altar to do buddhist practices. I just disagree with you, that non-traditional (or non-Vajrayana as it seems, because you only refer to Vajrayana) arrangement is like "knick knack". Btw. i am only referring to Buddhist items, not "shiny rocks or little bells" - those are not the same than Buddhist statues.
And what are you talking about magic all the time? I was talking about altars as reminder of your practice, as a focus for your life and as a place you can take refuge. There is nothing "magical" in that (btw. what do you mean by magical anyway?)
It was something relevant in response to what I said and arguing about it in detail is way off-topic.