I wonder about this. Dalai Lama is the incarnation of Avalokitesvara.
yet the great compassionate lord ruled over his people like any taken example of our current world ruling elite.
in pre historic tibet people suffered from extreme poverty and bad living conditions, people were illiterate if not monks and basically living a life of slavery.
while the elite monks lived in palaces and enjoyed different pleasures to the fullest.
i understand this is controversial topic, and even for me it seems that if i question the authority of the dalai lama the whole culture and religious facts, taken for granted in some cases seem to collapse and destroy the whole view of how tibetan buddhist religion is.
so it would be nice to have topic on this, if we can muster in any conversation.
and anyone with any historical knowledge on this topic it would be nice to have that information here.
If the thought of demons
Never rises in your mind,
You need not fear the demon hosts around you.
It is most important to tame your mind within....
In so far as the Ultimate, or the true nature of being is concerned,
there are neither buddhas or demons.
He who frees himself from fear and hope, evil and virtue,
will realize the insubstantial and groundless nature of confusion.
Samsara will then appear as the mahamudra itself….