ngodrup wrote:Connected with the biography of Pabonkhapa Rinpoche--
Southern tradition of Lam Rim is mentioned. I gather that
there's some controversy around it.
What exactly is it? How does it differ from "mainstream" Lam Rim?
I have the impression that it has something more to do with
oral than textual tradition. Who knows?
I dont think there is any real difference TBH in essence ive noticed some people can be very tetchy regarding stuff like this of course it is always good to varify where tradition has its roots and certainly Je Pabongkha was able to demonstrate the authenticity to His Holiness the 13th by pointing out the location of the books in his library and the very paragraphs that where in mention. Seeing as pretty much every single Gelugpa practitoner today has his or her roots through Je Pabongkha including the vast practises of Lamrim he taught id safely say that there is nothing off with the Lamrim he taught people.
Beyond this im not sure perhapes I shall ask some friends whom hve more scholarly knowledge of this.
Abandoning Dharma is, in the final analysis, disparaging the Hinayana because of the Mahayana; favoring the Hinayana on account of the Mahayana; playing off sutra against tantra; playing off the four classes of the tantras against each other; favoring one of the Tibetan schools—the Sakya, Gelug, Kagyu, or Nyingma—and disparaging the rest; and so on. In other words, we abandon Dharma any time we favor our own tenets and disparage the rest.
Liberation in the Palm of your hand~Kyabje Pabongkha Rinpoche.