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QUESTION THE TEACHING

Antithetical for NKT, the publication Snow Lion writes in its Summer 2009 magazine...

"You should do everything your guru tells you to do evn if its seems strange, right? Wrong. According to HH the Dalai Lama every student is responsible for checking the guru's instructions against reason and dharma. The rationalizations that many students tell themselves in the face of odd guru behaviors - "It must be a teaching" or "It's crazy wisdom that you can't question" or "It's a test" - seve only to damage students who don't understand that even powerful teachers have personalities that sometimes have blind spots and make mistakes."

"This task (to clear doubts about a teaching) becomes somewhat more sensitive in Highest Tantra, where total surrender to the guru is a prerequisite...A problem is that we usually only observe those teachings that feed our delusions and ignore those that would overcome them...It is sometimes said that the major cause of the decline of Buddhism in India eight hundred years ago was the practice of Vajrayana by unqualified people, and sectarianism caused by corruption within the Sangha." (the Dalai Lama)

There is little chance that the 5,000 attendees to Kelsang Gyatso's last Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment July 2009 will be properly advised.