What's a "pure tradition"?

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passel
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Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Post by passel » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:46 am

How come no one can just admit that we’re all just doing the best we can with whatever tools we can find?
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Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Post by smcj » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:54 am

passel wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:46 am
How come no one can just admit that we’re all just doing the best we can with whatever tools we can find?
Oh I’ll admit that alright. The question at hand is how to best appreciate, and therefore how to best utilize, the tools we have found in Dharma.
1. No traditional Buddhist sect, Tibetan or otherwise, considers deities to be fictional. (DW post/Seeker242)
2. I support Mingyur R and HHDL in their positions against Lama abuse.
3. Student: Lama, I thought I might die but then I realized that the 3 Jewels would protect me.
Lama: Even If you had died the 3 Jewels would still have protected you. (DW post/by ?)
4. Shentong] is the completely pure system that,
Through mainly teaching the luminous aspect of the mind, holds that the fruitions--kayas and wisdoms--exist on their own accord. (Karmapa XIII)

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Re: What's a "pure tradition"?

Post by Grigoris » Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:34 am

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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