It’s not surprising that most Lama’s don’t see things in a way that aligns with contemporary western politically correct sensibilities.SilenceMonkey wrote: ↑Mon May 10, 2021 5:53 am I was just reading in "Perfect Conduct" about the root downfall of killing. Dudjom Rinpoche says killing involves killing a human being, which includes an unborn fetus.
I was a bit surprised when I read this, having come from a modern education. I understand the in depth arguments made earlier in this thread, but I thought it was interesting that such a being as Dudjom Rinpoche said this.
I mean there’s the issue of displaying skillful means, so that westerners don’t abandon the Dharma; but at the same time, a line has to be drawn somewhere too sometimes, ya know?