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To think independently is more important than dogma

11 September 2013 06:49, by BlueUpali

I am surprised by all the negative replies to this post, but I think it shows that Tibetans have difficulty noticing how the tulku system has mixed religion and politics. For instance, look at the ’two’ Karmapas: one by Shamar Rinpoche the other backed by China. While the Dalai Lama did back China’s candidate, I have always thought the Dalai Lama was trying to point China in the wrong direction, so that they would leave Karmapa alone. While there would be nothing wrong with recognizing reincarnations if politics were not a factor, we would still need to follow Milarepa’s advice and think (...)


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