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The Blessed One was once living at Kosambi in a wood of simsapa trees. He picked up a few leaves in his hand, and he asked the bhikkhus, ‘How do you conceive this, bhikkhus, which is more, the few leaves that I have picked up in my hand or those on the trees in the wood?
‘The leaves that the Blessed One has picked up in his hand are few, Lord; those in the wood are far more.’
‘So too, bhikkhus, the things that I have known by direct knowledge are more; the things that I have told you are only a few. Why have I not told them? Because they bring no benefit, no advancement in the Holy Life, and because they do not lead to dispassion, to fading, to ceasing, to stilling, to direct knowledge, to enlightenment, to Nibbana. That is why I have not told them. And what have I told you? This is suffering; this is the origin of suffering; this is the cessation of suffering; this is the way leading to the cessation of suffering. That is what I have told you. Why have I told it? Because it brings benefit, and advancement in the Holy Life, and because it leads to dispassion, to fading, to ceasing, to stilling, to direct knowledge, to enlightenment, to Nibbana. So bhikkhus, let your task be this: This is suffering; this is the origin of suffering; this is the cessation of suffering; this is the way leading to the cessation of suffering.’
Samyutta Nikaya, LVI, 31
Two men have been sentenced to death in China for the murder of the co-founder of the Samye Ling Buddhist centre in Dumfriesshire.
Akong Rinpoche was stabbed to death, along with his nephew and driver, in the Chinese city of Chengdu in 2013.
. . .
Tudeng Gusang is believed to have worked at Samye Ling for five years making statues and believed he was owed money.
At the time of Akong's death, the monastery said the abbot had died defending funds that he was distributing in China.
originally posted by: ipsedixit
3. Feudal attitudes.
4. Little kings.
5. Vow "holders".
7. Using yidams, or the deceased for surveillance.
8. Blessed tulkus.
9. Strategic homosexuality.
10. Thuggish, bullying spirituality.
11. Guru, student and personal pride.
12. The premium put on power.
13. Lies and lies of omission in the spiritual context.
14. Tantric (sexual) spirituality perpetrated on unwilling students.
16. Getting psychically buggered.
17. Black magical psychic assaults.
18. Unrequested psychic surgery.
19. Guru inflicted meditative "experimentation".
20. The purposeful stunting and "bonsaiing" of student brains by means of superior mental power or coerced spirits for political purposes and to prevent students from developing some unique or unusual or personal capability, or to attempt to erase potentially awkward portions of their memory.
21. Machiavellian realpolitik operating at the most absurd inconsequential levels.
23. Inflicted "social" meditative absorptions.
24. Impertinent yogi clown shows.
25. Psychic nagging.
26. The practice of owning students and hence, being owned.
27. The strategic manipulation of the distinction between relative and ultimate truth.
28. Its nearness to Voodoo (Even the Dalai Lama doesn't like this aspect of it).
29. Last but not least, the incredible emotional and intellectual distance between the triumphalism of the Tibetan masters and the attitude of the Buddha himself.
originally posted by: 0racle
originally posted by: ipsedixit
try not reacting to anything.
like... try genuinely not giving a FUUUUUUUUQ
you are looking in the wrong "place",
Spirituality is nowhere. It's in you.
only your life.
its only your life.
tibettan buddhism didnt fill the hole with meaning.
fuk everything and
they are not you. nothing and no one can teach you.
you know everything you know because thats what you wanted to know.
The Tripiṭaka (Sanskrit /trɪˈpɪtəkə/) or Tipiṭaka (Pali /tɪˈpɪtəkə/), is the traditional term for the Buddhist scriptures. The version canonical to Theravada Buddhism is generally referred to in English as the Pali Canon. Mahayana Buddhism also holds the Tripitaka to be authoritative but, unlike Theravadins, it also includes in its canon various derivative literature and commentaries that were composed much later.
Tibetan Buddhism is inextricably linked to power, spiritual and worldly, and it is a big problem.