9729Re: How can we as Buddhist develop more Compassion ?:
- Dec 7, 2007Thank you for the information. I will now put it all out of my mind
if I can, and try to stay focused on what I can do to continue my
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "dorjeshonnu"
> "Do I Even Know?" <bahbdorje@> wrote:
> > The Karmic Question concerns how YOU are acting. What is your
> > qualification to denounce people? Are you privy to all the refuge
> > and ordination records? What's the deal? I am asking questions
> > here. I am curious how it works that you feel untainted by your
> > accusations. Never has any Tibetan Buddhist, or any other
> > (except scammers) made a point about anyone's qualifications asyou
> > have.are
> Hello to you in California. Thank you for your concern about my
> wellbeing. I appreciate it very much, and hope your own practices
> fruitful. The situation of my causes is greatly helped by thebenefit
> Vajrasattva 100-syllable sadhana provided to me and others by the
> Venerable Khenpo Sonam Tobgyal Rinpoche, as well as the other
> wang/tri/lung empowerments and transmissions I've been fortunate
> enough to receive from other teachers. I direct my daily actions
> according to the advice and texts of credible sources of authority,
> and own best judgment. While I do not live what some would call an
> ideal life, I have confidence in the Three Jewels, my teachers, and
> methods, and look forward to liberation, or the next life of
> to sentient beings.be
> There is no especial qualification involved in denouncing anyone,
> other than that the situation be significant enough for action to
> taken, and that the person so denouncing be adequately informedenough
> to make a credible assertion. In the case of a person falselyclaiming
> to be ordained sangha, the situation seems significant enough tome.
> I am not privy to "all refuge and ordination records". In the case
> hand I am privy enough to the claims made by the individual, thenames,
> observed conduct of the individual, and his ongoing insinuations of
> identity here. Amongst the various pictures he has taken from other
> people's websites he includes a photo of documents, with refuge
> that he claims are ordination records - these constitute nothing ofOrgyen
> the sort. There have been various small inconsistencies in his
> accounts about himself, some glaring problems with conduct, and in
> fact vajra siblings of mine have investigated some of his claims
> For instance he has claimed to be a tulku recognized by Ngakpa
> Kusum Lingpa Rinpoche. An email was sent to the people here:person.
> and the response was this:
> I don't know who you are, or why you are concerned about this
> I remember him having visited our center one time and as I rememberseemed
> Kusum Lingpa only recognized him to be a pretty crazy guy. He
> to me to be mentally unbalanced although not harmful. The last Iknew
> of him he was in Nepal, sending messages back for financialsupport.
> There is no proof anywhere that Kusum Lingpa recognized him as atulku.
> Yeshe Tarchin"
> Thus on the basis of small, greater, and direct statements from a
> credible source as evidence, I have made my statements here, and am
> satisfied with any causes which may in future ripen on the basis of
> these actions.
> I think it is uncommon to see this sort of thing because most
> in their right minds have no interest in representing themselves inJr,
> such a way. As you said, you will not be putting on the robes.
> As for Peter Ray, whose name is actually, sorry, Donald Peter Ray
> I am willing to believe that he has taken refuge and perhaps eventhese
> bodhisattva vows, and may in fact be deluded by the thought that
> have in some sense constituted full ordination. But this merelyof
> compounds his difficulties if, having taken particular vows, he has
> acted against them. In no sense do I believe him to be acting out
> pure malice, or that he is some kind of mara. It is simply that hisneeds
> story does not hold up under inspection, and thus I believe he
> to be protected from his own actions.
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