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To think independently is more important than dogma

26 April 2013 12:04, by hampatshapo

Nyinjey-la, while I agree that speaking truth to the powers that be is important for a healthy, free society I think you have misinterpeted or misunderstood Milarepa’s statement there. It needs to be seen in context of his life, his example and his beliefs. For me, this statement is referring to blind belief or attachment to one’s beliefs, such as reincarnation. For example, not all such statements should be taken literally. Once the Buddha said: ’Kill all Buddhas’ but I don’t think he meant people should literally go out and kill Buddhas. There aren’t two Karmapa’s either, certainly not that (...)


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