TMingyur wrote: tiltbillings wrote:
TMingyur wrote:You can hardly find any tibetan source that is not Vajrayana. And of course Gampopa and his Kagyu school "are" Vajrayana.
The Vajrayana in that book is, at best, minimal. The bulk of it is standard Mahayana foundation teachings.
That depends on what you prefer to label "Vajrayana". Actually "Vajrayana" is a view that pervades the rest. If you refer to "Vajrayana" solely in the sense of methods classically labelled as "Varjrayana practice" then you may be right. But the impression you then get is misleading.
My Tibetan teacher, Lama Chime Rinpoche, characterized it so, and that is good enough for me.
Because it supports your view of Mahayana in the first place, right? But this may be caused by "Vajrayana" view being acctually the view you can pin down as deviant very easily which may not be the case if you referred to classical Indian sutra Mahayana which actually teaches methods not differing from those in the Pali canon except the words and terminology applied may be different.
I have not said anything, not a thing, about the Vajrayana being deviant or otherwise.
This being is bound to samsara, kamma is his means for going beyond. -- SN I, 38.
There is freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning. If there were not this freedom from birth, freedom from becoming, freedom from making, freedom from conditioning, then escape from that which is birth, becoming, making, conditioning, would not be known here. -- Ud 80
Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireas na daoine.
People live in one another’s shelter.
dheamhan a fhios agam
Damned if I know.