skillful klesha wrote:I never did say all tulkus. You must have wax in your eyes, I just said all that I have met.... which was only four. Thinking back one was actually okay but he spent a third of his life in prison so he understood a bit of humility. The worst was recognized as a baby and always had Tibetan khenpo tutors.
Gossip is not always idle speech, you can learn a lot from the right folks.
I have never met a tulku that was NOT extremely screwed up.
meaning the set of tulkus you have met were all screwed up. You then quantified this to a set of four tulkus. It is true that you did not say that all tulkus were screwed up but often if a person makes such a statement without qualification or quantification they are making a statement about the entire set or concept under discussion.
I am sorry that the entire set of four tulkus you have met was screwed up. Perhaps you have a poor attitude or perhaps all four hit on you or abused you in some way. Or perhaps your use of the term screwed up is not what one would think. How were they screwed up in your view?
OTOH if you didn't like their personalities but they were honest, non-abusive, kind, compassionate, following the precepts according to their level of ordination, sincere and able to either teach or inspire to practice then they were basically fulfilling their roles.
It is really not possible to study or practice Tibetan Buddhism without meeting lots of tulkus over time. There are few exceptions to this (the Geluk tradition is perhaps more of an exception and perhaps smaller Kagyu lineages such as Drikung as most of their teaching and transmission seems to happen with the khenpos).