Dechen Norbu wrote:
This is where the wheat gets separated from the chaff. Some will feel inspired by Buddhadharma while others won't. Some will feel inspired to a certain point while others won't be able to overcome some deluded (from a Buddhist perspective) intellectual positions. This is what defines the capacity of the practitioner. What you choose to put to the test by means of dedicated practice.
It's a pluralistic world. I sometimes find myself engaged with practitioners from various traditions. Parroting worn out vajrayāna catchphrases is completely unskillful in such contexts. A more integrated hermeneutic is needed. It's all about communication, relationship, and practice.
Well, similarly, when in discussion with a devout Catholic or Muslim
parroting worn out Buddhist catchphrases like "Buddha attained full Awakening"
etc. will not go over well. At a certain point, not everybody is going to agree so what's required in a pluralistic world is
that everyone be respectful of the views of others, even if they don't subscribe to them.
The conversation turned sour because some people here were trying to discredit
Vajrayana view and practice regarding karmamudra, which is
a very important element of Vajrayana. In this pluralistic world, doing that was