When Rangjung Rikpe Dorje was Karmapa Yangsi.”
“Rangjung Rikpe Dorje’s people had his rival thrown fron the roof of the monastery he was staying at, not to put too fine a point on this, his people murdered a child.”
“Great, horrific, but nonetheless, good to know that this is how these people practice Buddhism.”
“Tony Soprano meets Shakyamuni Buddha, the more I learn about these people, the more issues I have with associating myself with them as a Buddhist.”
“Make no mistake, both Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Thaye Dorje are cut from the same cloth as Karmapa Yangsi, nothing has changed since Rangjung Rikpe Dorje was Karmapa Yangsi.”
“Whether either Ogyen Trinley Dorje or Thaye Dorje take the place of the 17th Karmapa as lineage holders when future generations of Karma Kagyu visualize their field of merit while doing their ngondro won’t be known until both Ogyen Trinley Dorje and Thaye Dorje have passed into Parinirvana as such.”
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