Rinpoche is presumed to be enlightened, that is, from the perspective of spiritual materialism.
From the perspective of the Enlightenment, Rinpoche, the man, quite deliberately so, is perhaps the most unenlightened person you will ever have the misfortune to suffer having to listen to.
Over the course of close to sixty years, generations of Rinpoches in the West have been willfully ignorant of the Enlightenment, what we in the West consider to be enlightened.
Just as we learned to as teenagers with our parents, for as long as we had to live under their roof so to speak, we have each of us in our own way learned to accommodate theses unenlightened men and their spiritual materialism.
Spiritual materialism is unenlightened.
I think so.
Perhaps it is time for us to grow up as dharma practitioners.
A parent is not what they say but what they do.
The enlightened are as the enlightened do.