Picture of 2011 Kalachakra empowerment performed by HHDL in Washington, D.C., the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players discuss how Tibetans believe this teaching foretold of a Buddhist holy war against Muslims…
“In 1982 a bunch of us from KTC Chicago did a road trip to NYC to receive the Kalachackra empowerment from Kalu Rinpoche at Columbia University.”
“During the ceremony Rinpoche handed me a conch shell to blow, which much to his surprise, I got a sound out of.”
“I was afterwards told this foretold that I would someday become a teacher of the dharma.”
“According to Tibetans in India, including Rinpoches of the Karma Kagyu presumably, a Buddhist holy war against Muslims is a thing for them.”
“I had no idea.”
“No wonder Thaye Dorje, Ole Nydhal’s guru, hasn’t spoken out against his disciple calling for a Buddhist holy war against Muslims.”
“Good to know.”
“Apparently, the emperor of Kalachackra will rise up and defeat the Muslims in a Buddhist holy war against Islam.”
“So Ole Nydhal talking shit about Muslims isn’t him being an old man raving about foreigners but in fact has a basis in Buddhist scripture as far as Thaye Dorje is concerned.”
“I stand corrected, my bad.”
“Is this who we are as Buddhists though, followers of scripture, Buddhist fundamentalists?”
“I think not.”
End scene. Fini.
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