Rinpoche being an enlightened beings is in our heads, don’t lose yours in the process…

Picture of a few lines of Karma Chakme’s Quintessence of the Union of Mahamudra and Dzokchen the old man instagramed to illustrate this episode of Pulp Buddhism in which the Naropa Prairie Dog Players discuss the following verse…

Allen begins.

“For the folks following along at home who don’t read Tibetan Karma Chakme is dropping some knowledge on his Karma Kagyu coreligionists about a challenge we ourselves have to deal with as Karma Kagyu to this very day, doing guru yoga with a Rinpoche who thinks it his job to make seeing him as perfect so damn hard.”

The bodhisattvas on the bumis are not obscured

By very serious bad actions, downfalls, and so on, that are
performed for the benefit of the teaching;

But it is profound for each of us, because we are afraid of
the three lower existence realms,

To immediately avoid bad actions and downfalls

Sally replies.

“Whose translation is this.”

Allen replies.

“Props to the translator, Peter Allen Roberts.”

Caroline replies.


Caroline continues.

“Do as Rinpoche says. not what he does.”

Virgininia replies.

“I’ll say amen to that.”

Karl replies.

“What a bullshit justification of a so-called enlightened being’s use of the power of his position as our guru.”

Caroline replies.

“Nothing new here, so says Karma Chakne.”

Allen replies.

“Karma Chakme would know as an old school diaspora Karma Kagyu.”

Virginia replies.

“It could always be worse.”

Caroline replies.

“Enlightened beings are all in our heads, so don’t lose yours in the process.”

Carolibe pauses.

“cobsider yourself warned.”

Jonathan replies.

“Amen, and pass the ammo.”

Virginia replies.

“Good luck with that, the Karma Kagyu sect will be as it has always been, a necessary evil justified by the teachings it preserves for future generations of Karma Kagyu to come.”

Karl teplies.

“What a load of crap.”

End scene. Fini.

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