So much for it beng the time for radical change in how we raise our tulkus.
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Tagged as #pulpbuddhism
Anyone who was force fed religion as a child, suffered guilt when old enough to pose questions and then suffered being a horribly human adolescent knows what’s wrong with tulku training.
Let young people live in the world, and discover for themselves.
Naturally some discover the dharma, and naturally it unfolds.
To be given a college textbook as a two year old, then told you are the greatest biochemist of all time reincarnated – is ridiculous.
Especially if your parents have no knowledge of biochemistry.
I’m still wondering what all this rigid preoccupation with ritual and culture has to do with buddha, awakening or enlightenment… but I see no way out but to begin over from scratch.
I wonder in how far the treatment of supposed Tulku kids by many Tibetan monasteries in exile is in accordance with the UN-Convention on the Right of the child. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convention_on_the_Rights_of_the_Child ) It may make sense to find the authentic (!) Yangsis of a few high lineage holders. For the rest it’d be better to set the kids free and let them develop naturally. If the karmic connection to the Dharma is strong enough, they will naturally find their way into a Buddhist centre, anyway, and go on. There exist already too many unhappy children in the world.
Yes if their connection is strong enough they’ll find the way to their dharma center. Naturally. The rest is hogwash, theatrics and bogus hokey pokey.
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