I submit for your consideration here OTD’s theme for his 2017 Kagyu Monlam prayer festival.
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Tagged as #pulpbuddhism
He is saying good ideas in this speech.
See summary: “we should not see the guru as a single individual, but the union of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas, deities of the mandala….”
Perhaps your title is there to grab the readers’ attention.
I was going to say the same thing. I’m actually pretty impressed with this Karmapa. He appears to be coming into his role as a very powerful presence. Trinley Thaye Dorje, in my mind, may be a really good dharma teacher but he doesn’t command the same power as Ogyen Trinley Dorje, just a matter of preference though.
There was also this section after what you quoted, “Finally, you should imagine your root guru as inseparable from one of the incarnations of the Karmapa, whichever one you feel the greatest connection with. “The question is: who is your root guru?” he asked, and continued by saying that, as practitioners, we will have many gurus. Among the many lamas who have given us guidance, the root guru is the one who has shown particular affection for us. It is the one who has displayed the greatest kindness for us.”
In general this teaching appears to have a very clear message for people who may read this blog. The warnings should be taken seriously IMO.
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