Ignorant_Fool wrote: ↑Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:37 pm
The DC will still be around as long as people still come together to do the collective practices. Perhaps that's as far as it'll go in its current iteration. And perhaps the Longsal teachings have served their purpose in this dimension and will die out with last practitioner who has that transmission. Perhaps. It's all speculative at this point, which isn't helpful.
All we can do now is work with our circumstances and put the teachings into practice as best we can.
Mid-19th century. Jamgon Kongtrul is having a beer with Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Chokgyur Lingpa, Kongrul's talking about how it's such a shame that all these practice lineages are dying out because only a few people hold them and they aren't being transmitted, and saying he's got this idea of compiling them into some kind of collection.
I don't know, says Kyentse, perhaps that's just as far as they'll go in their current iteration. I mean, why put all that effort in, running around Kham in the winter trying to find hermits in caves to get obscure empowerments? Aren't the mainstream termas good enough for you?
True, says ChokLing, perhaps these lineages have served their purpose in this dimension. They had a good run. Karma, you know?
I guess so, says Kongtrul. It's all speculative, anyway, which isn't helpful.
Yeah, says Khyentse, we just need to work with circumstances as best we can. Another beer?