Könchok Thrinley wrote: ↑Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:05 pm
javier.espinoza.t wrote: ↑Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:35 pm
prior to the arival of dharma there is no reason for a dharmapala to take over.
But there are buddhist groups in Africa.
The need for a Dharmapala doesn't depend on the beliefs or how many hold them, but on the nature of the practice.
I'm pretty sure there must be Vajrayana practitioners in Africa who practise Tantra at a level which requires a Dharmapala, and that they would have been given that as part of their empowerment if it was needed.
The question was about the continent itself, and I think here what we are discussing is whether there is a 'critical mass' of energies which has created the causes and conditions for there to need to be a defined Protector for that continent.
And so far, we don't know the answer, and so far nobody has replied that ChNN named one. Malcolm maybe knows?
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