I wouldn't venture to say how many. I'm pretty sure there are people quite capable of doing this. Look at it this way, perhaps. Most people are happy to receive empowerments from a random teenage tulku that they don't know provided they come from a famous family or have been given an impressive title. We should be willing to receive reading transmissions from people we know to be long-term, serious students of ChNNr. If we're not, then why? Do we think that ChNNr and his teachings were unable to lead students to realization? That absolutely nobody in the DC got anywhere in their practice? If we think it's a question of capacity, we should reflect on why we think that. If it's a question of Rinpoche's intentions, then we should provide specific evidence of why we think that too. And if someone comes up with a time and place where Rinpoche said, nobody apart from me can pass on my termas, then sure, nobody should pass them on and that's the end of it.treehuggingoctopus wrote: ↑Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:25 amVery reasonable. And, if I understand it correctly (you seem to be saying that in order to transmit Longsal lungs one needs to be able to give the Longsal wang), it also means that, with literally a handful of exceptions, no one is even potentially able to transmit Longsal.
Of course any of us might decide that we don't want to receive anything from person X because we doubt that person's capabilities. Which is absolutely fine and is a choice when it comes to any teacher. People are a bit illogical when it comes to deciding who is 'qualified'. I've seen people refuse teachings from very qualified lamas because they're not high-profile enough for them.
Also there's a lot of different teachings in the Longsal termas overall. Not all of them have associated empowerments, methods of introduction, etc. I was just trying to give a generic answer to what would 'properly received' mean.