American Dream wrote:
I have to respectfully disagree with theeKultleeder on this one. I urge you, the independent-minded reader, to not get hung up on tKl's wholesale discounting of this site through selective use of information, ad hominem attacks, and etc.
Willful misrepresentation on your part. Lies. Or maybe just an emotional reaction. I don't know. But the only little ad hominem I gave was "collecting empowerments." It is a logical inference based on the facts stated by the authors themselves. They were practicing Tibetan Buddhists for 22 years and "received the entire Nyingma transmission" including the highest teachings on Treckcho and Togal. After that they found they had nothing but resentment.
A person can get one teaching, practice it their entire life, and find some of that mystical attainment, or maybe just some insight. These people had an ENTIRE CANNON passed onto them to no avail. Why?
American Dream wrote: Do check out the site for yourself- if you bother to register and dig around, you will be more able to understand why I would call it a "treasure-trove" and assert that it does have good information on how the Tibetan hierarchy has been compromised by the CIA. If people want to discuss the merits of "American Buddha", I think we should start a new thread rather than "hijack" this one, but you can enter the site here: http://www.american-buddha.com
If everything has been compromised by the CIA (which it appears is the case in AD's world) then I guess you better pick your factions.
I don't have any opinions on any Lama or author etcetera, except whether not they are a good source of information.
In any case, notice as soon as AD is challenged, s/he then immediately derails into accusing me of all sorts of discussion no-no's. Interesting tactic.
I recommend you, oh independent minded reader, to read about the dark side of Indian and Buddhist traditions in the West, like Stripping the Gurus and the Trimondi book. But do, oh independent minded reader, bother to read some of the stuff from the other side.
I suppose I must be part of the Tibeto-CIA conspiracy, right American Dream?