It was this that in retrospect turned out to be too much for Tibetan Buddhism.
It was this that in retrospect turned out to be a bridge too far for the exiled Tibetan Buddhist establishent.
After 22 years of exile they sold out the Tibetan Cause to the occupiers of Tibet in the name of preserving Tibetan tradition.
1970 to 1981, from the arrival of Trungpa to the death of the 16th Karmapa, to convince Tibet’s power that be that we would be the end of Tibetan Buddhism.
The 16th Karmapa saw in us the future of his lineage.
It was about us.
It was our turn to breath life into the Mahasiddha inspired crazy wisdom lineage of Buddhism he and his predecessors going back to the first Karmapa have kept alive down through the generations to the present.
And this proved too much for Tibet’s exiled Buddhist status quo which the moment the 16th Karmapa died began to reach out to the Chinese about their return to their monasteries, which is how we ended up with China selecting the 17th Karmapa and HHDL approving its interference.
The fix was in.
This is how much the Tibetan powers that be of Tibetan Buddhism hated what we were doing with their Tibetan Buddhism during the period of 1970 and 1981.
And the rest is history.