And Nepai, Bhutanese, Mongolian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Laos, Thailand, Cambodian and Indian... Possibly also would have been found in Sri Lanka in the Abhayagiri and Jetavana traditions, and in Burma in the Ari Gaing but these have unfortunately been wiped out. I mention all these because they all had/have Vajrayana traditions which may (or may not) have believed (or do believe) in a type of tulku system.Disciple wrote: ↑Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:28 amTibetan invention.alan wrote: ↑Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:51 amSo. I've learned at least one thing from this: There is such a thing called called Bon.
But, I don't care. Because it seems to be completely ridiculous.
Just like the idea that there could be a child lama.
There could not be a Child Lama, right?
In the Suttas, nothing like that was ever said.
But then again Theravada is a Indian invention arising from a split from the second Buddhist Council by the Sthavirya sect, which then gave rise to the Vibhajjavāda and then the Tāmraparnīya who later called themselves Theravāda so... The fact that it is an innovation, does not mean it is legitimate. Unless you claim that all innovation/invention is illegitimate in which case...
And, in closing, current Theravada emphasis on Mindfulness and Insight techniques is a post-colonial innovation/reformation anyway.
So how far are you willing to take it?
Something about people in glass houses?