Guys: CTR is dead. Try to be present.
JK. But in all seriousness, while I am all for discussion, we all tend to get carried away..
Yeah, because we all love so much to get carried away
It is hard enough to abandon the guru once he's dead. It's probably more difficult to do so while he's still living.
My full respect for that Simon. And thanks for sharing.
I see a value in the notion of "crazy wisdom", the one of interrupting habitual patterns.
Misuse of power of course is the other side of the coin.
But who am I to judge the degree of the later victim's willingness in these situations.
A friend of mine -who sees a big bodhisattva in Sogyal btw- deduced EVERYTHING to karma -even guru-mobbing-caused suicide. That's a too easy and too random excuse to me (and this kind of view usually stops at the own door mat) but I am interested in your opinions.
@Greg we all bring our cultural background which apparently is more open to drug and alkohol abuse than sexual abuse. From a certain degree it's not about keeping the samayas rather than properly handling the various breaches thereof.
I mentioned that I recently traveled to Nepal and Tibet. I am not very attractive but maybe blond hair and blue eyes leave a dakini impression. You will not believe how many advances from lamas I witnessed. But who am I to keep their samayas?!
@Malcolm I can't help notice that you engage in a new role or communication style which probably is not coincidental (since there is no coincidence in this world). Expressing my sincere esteem.
I am wishing well those who played a deluded part in their relation to CTR or any other guru, I am wishing well gurus who act deludedly, I am wishing well those tulkus who bear the karmic consequences and brandings, I am wishing well those intending to play with the fire on their search. May all of them cut through their projections, reminiscences, afflictions, and hopes.
And if I may refer to what DJKR said during his London speech: may I aspire not to become into such relationship where the moth is doomed to burn from what it cannot abandon seeking for.
Ho! All the possible appearances and existences of samsara and nirvana have the same source, yet two paths and two results arise as the magical display of awareness and unawareness.
HO NANG SRI KHOR DAE THAMCHE KUN ZHI CHIG LAM NYI DRAE BU NYI RIG DANG MA RIG CHOM THRUL TE