username wrote:He's been practicing since a kid, he can accomplish a practice in retreat (probably has) and give transmissions for it and if a major yidam practice, others too. Not what you invent above. He doesn't have to finish: ngondros (probably 2), lama, yidam, khandro, trulkhor, rushens/semdzins, semde/mengagde's trekcho and thogal in that order and preferably a three year retreat . That is your teaching to him as a guru! Then his holier than thou enthronment which you glorify makes sense for you. I'd say he can do a major terma cycle (say Dudjom Tersar with part exemption of ngondro) and trekcho concurrently and various shorts and then another from that tersar till he's got the 3, taking his time and doing his activities too. He's probably doing something like that but he is entitled to keep his practice secret. A right you and I have but which you are denying him in a horrible attack in public!
If he was to give Rinchen Terzo by now, then he'd born in Asia. But maybe in 30 years he will anyway. Point is that is your idea, and very simplistic as IMO DKR also meant no one knows his purpose activity-wise, though that probably was to do with timing as I hinted not nature. But you claim to know! So email him though I'm sure by now he's reading. Also go to Tibet as his dad's tulku is around and very powerfully frightening again and tell him off why he didn't send little Gesar to an Asian shedra as you know his intended activity better than Trungpa or Dilgo or Dzongsar or Karmapa-16! Good luck.
As fer his lack of awakening in 1991, even the greatest masters are not sure of such things after detailed interviews but you are completely omniscient from afar! Finally, what did Dilgo Khyentse use to say to dried up bone heads who used to give negative reports of Trungpa's unorthodox novel activities in the west? Same answer with Gesar's activities in the west to you. Sometimes when very high masters are around and guiding a major tulku's practices then maybe, just maybe, you shouldn't shout about in a public forum acting like his angry guru from afar but maybe mind your own business. Your inauspicious public negative projections of his practice are really your own problems.
That's great to hear he's done all that practice. But is that true he has done all these practice requirements or not. Please don't speculate on practice requirements. I do know he has done his ngondro.
I think if you read what I say carefully I wasn't insinuating anything like you implied I was. And it is true, I have no idea what DKR intention is/was? And I never said anything negative about CTR, nor have I in any other place.
My point is just this.... if you have done all that practice, if you are awake, then why manifest all this huge confusion about being a tulku or even a simple practitioner
? Why do it? There is a message here true, about being recognized a tulku in the west, but you have to be very careful what you say in that I feel it is much more important to communicate how directly the vajrayana can be entered into by anyone. And the message here, to me is of people who are lost in their tulku identity. If they could just discard that and manifest as ordinary practitioners it would be a powerful statement. But even if they are realized, I have to question why they manifest the confusion they do. Maybe it does help? I don't know.
You know, if you do this on this scale, producing a movie, it becomes a huge public display of your own confusion. On some level I REALLY appreciate his honesty, it's fantastic. But it doesn't matter who these lamas are, the ones I have meet have an impecable trust in the lack of confusion that their rigpa brings. So I am asking why such a preoccupation with this issue? Isn't this what practice is supposed to resolve?
All these tulkus in this documentary seem very lost to me.... or is that just the display of their buddha activity. If it is, we really do live in weird times. I don't really know, but they are spending a hell of a lot of energy proper-gating their namtok in my limited view. Maybe others see it as awakened (and good on you). I don't think it is a cosmic joke because to me it is sad. I think it is a huge burden to be a recognized tulku.