Picture of our response to the Paris attacks the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players discuss how it is that we have two Karmapas but not a leader between them when called upon to lead us in our hour of need…
“The respective Karma Kagyu sects of both Karmapas claim to have a following in the West.”
“Both organizations claim that their Karmapa, like Karmapas past, are born leaders, even as children, men of action as the title Karmapa implies.”
“Is this in fact true?”
“Historically Karmapas have in times of war have been peacemakers.”
“How do you explain then how when we in the West need such a Karmapa neither Karmapa Yangsi appears to be such men of action?”
“We are talking about kids raised in monasteries by monks that treated them like an egg.”
“It is our karma to suffer.”
“I don’t know about Karmapas past but our two young Karmapas are clearly not leaders of anyone but members of their respective sects as far as I can tell.”
“That both sects dropped the ball when it came to preparing their respective Karmapas to follow in the footsteps of Karmapas past comes as no surprise to me as a lifelong Karma Kagyu.”
“I disagree, at least as far as Ogyen Trinley Dorje is concerned.”
End scene. Fini.
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