Author Topic: Next Dalai Lama May Be Female  (Read 14043 times)

Matibhadra

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Re: Next Dalai Lama May Be Female
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2014, 06:57:37 AM »
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Jspitanga, you know very well the teachings say unless we are a Buddha we cannot say who or what is an emanation of Buddha.

While indeed only a buddha can know whether or not a dog is an emanation of a buddha, for practical effects the dog is still a dog, and just because it might be such an emanation we are not going to go around crawling and barking. I think Pabongkha Rinpoche makes this point in Liberation in the Palm of Your Hands.

By the same token, while only a buddha can know whether or not the evil dalai is an emanation of a buddha, for practical effects he is still an evil criminal, and just because he might be such an emanation we are not going to go around extolling his gruesome crimes as an example of the bodhisattva's way of life.

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So your comment here appears to have fallen to an extreme.

An extreme lack of ridiculous sanctimoniousness towards an ordinary criminal.

psylotripitaka

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Re: Next Dalai Lama May Be Female
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2014, 07:01:09 AM »
Haha, very well said.