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Monks before Mahasiddas, the Dalai Lama, in his own words.
“The Nalanda Tradition that Shantarakshita brought to Tibet, and which Tibetans have kept alive for more than 1000 years, has since flourished throughout the Himalayan Region. China too is traditionally a Buddhist country and the Chinese are traditionally a Buddhist people. Even now, wherever they have settled around the world we find Buddhist temples there. They keep their faith, but don’t study sufficiently. Only Tibetans have kept up the tradition of rigorous study based on learning the key texts by heart and studying the commentaries of Nalanda masters and those who came after them in Tibet. Even I did this, starting as a child of six or seven.”
“When I visit non-Buddhist countries, I am careful not to propagate Buddhism. I always advised people from Christian, Jewish or Muslim backgrounds that it’s generally better to stick with the religion they were born to. And when I visit places that are traditionally Buddhist I encourage people to study. I tell them this is more effective than building statues or chortens. In Tsopema some years ago I was invited to consecrate a huge statue of Guru Rinpoche. I do practice in relation to Guru Padmasambhava and I appreciated the statue that had been made. But I also pointed out that even if it remains for 1000 years, it will never speak.”
“Rather than falling back on blind faith, it is much better to use our intelligence to transform our emotions. I have my own experience of this after more than 60 years of study, analytical meditation and extensive use of logic. What I’ve learned is that there is no rational support for destructive emotions, whereas positive emotions can be enhanced and extended on the basis of reason.”
“Study in monasteries, nunneries and schools is the proper way to keep our Buddhist traditions alive.” dalailama.com
Bad in the beginning, bad in the middle, bad in the end. The Buddhism of Tibetan exiles is not a path of liberation. Substitute the word “slavery” for ” Buddhism” and you have what these so called Buddhists are all about, harmonizing Buddhism with Dictatorship, their middle way, perhaps suitable for Chinese Buddhists but not for us as Buddhists whom put Mahasiddhas before Monks in our Buddhism.
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