Is the pure, untainted, non-conceptual mind a truth or a reality?
It seems to me that some people here are being bamboozled by their gurus distorted,sectarian and self-serving opinion of who and what Tsongkhapa truly was.
On a personal note:
Actually, as a person who has mainly been in the Gelug tradition I find it interesting to hear these different POVs, it is helpful to understand the differences and come to one's own conclusions, and not from the perspective of who is "right" and who is "wrong".
While having little experience outside of the Gelug tradition besides the odd Nyingma or Kagyu text that HHDL has taught over the years, this is more a factor of my wanting to understand and practice at least one tradition to some reasonable degree before getting totally lost by mixing it all up prematurely, than a sectarian stance. So this thread has been informative for someone at my level.
Of course there are people on all sides who misunderstand their own tradition, let alone that of others. As to those Geshes who find other schools distasteful, I wonder if they really listened when HHDL gave teachings from Nyingma etc with great lamas from those respective traditions such as DIlgo Khyentse Rinpoche present (and what a presence!) and obviously sharing with HHDL.