Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order

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Boy chosen by Dalai Lama turns back on Buddhist order

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Postby Luke » Mon Jun 01, 2009 5:25 pm

Well, there's certainly nothing wrong with quoting Jimi Hendrix....Maybe he'll find his way back to spirituality through music. He doesn't seem to specifically hate Buddhism; he just hated living like a monk. Perhaps someone should tell him about ngakpas (Nyingma married yogis).

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Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:32 pm

Are Tulkus considered to be enlightened or near enlightened in Vajrayana Buddhism? If not, perhaps that could explain some of Osel's behavior recently. If he is considered to be just another worldling with some beginning insights and progress, I suppose some erratic behavior is possible.

Maybe he will return to his position at a later date when he sees lay life is not all its cracked up to be too.
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Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:33 am

Hi TheDhamma,

It has happened! It may not be a fool-proof system :)
There's also a political structure and long history of the tulku tradition in politics in Tibet to be considered as part of the picture. I'll share with you my personal belief. I believe that some tulkus are the real deal. And I think some are born into the right family.

I'm sorry if that annoys anyone, but it is my honest perspective.

Best,
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Am I allowed to say that Jimmy Hendrix hurts my ears?

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Postby Drolma » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:39 pm

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You may have heard the news about Osel Hita Torres, the recognized tulku of Lama Yeshe, that has been circulating around the globe in sensationalized tabloid form. Our friends at Sunspace covered it here.

It turns out that Osel had a friendly, informative, and intimate interview in Babylon Magazine, a Madrid-based Spanish cultural magazine.

Here are a couple of quotes from the original article that tell a different story than that portrayed in the Guardian and elsewhere:

“Osel gets emotional when he sees the Dalai Lama take the floor. If Buddhas really exist. He would be one of them. He is an enlightened one.”

The article continues with:

“The responsibility of teaching has always weighed on him. His heart tells him that for the moment he should learn. The literal translation of lama is teacher, and I’m no teacher. A good lama is a person for whom it doesn’t matter what others think about him, and who thinks about others before thinking about himself. That, to me, is being a lama, a good person.”

You can see for yourself by reading the original Babylon Magazine interview here (starting on page 56) how a story can be distorted to achieve maximum news “noise”.






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