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The Tibetan horse that is "illusion"

by Ven. J.M. Dharmakara Boda, Mahabodhi Maitri Mandala in America, Los Angeles, California, The Buddhist Channel, Aug 29, 2006

I am glad to see that you published the letter by Keith Milton, Buddhist "Central figure of authority" exists in Mongolia, but my question is why should the Dalai Lama's recognition of anyone be of importance to the Mongolians? Should they not be permitted to walk the Dharma Path and rediscover their rich hertitage on their own?

And what of the fact that the last Bogdo Khan had a vision entirely different from that of the Tibetan agenda? Or for that matter the claim that the last Bogdo Khan was to be the last of the incarnation line. Does the Dalai Lama have the authority to over rule that?

Apparently Tibetan tradition hinges on what they deem valuable to their cause at any given point and then they rewrite history to accommodate that cause.

Point in case, with cloak and dagger secrecy worthy of the Vatican, they have already decided where the next Dalai Lama will be born... in Europe.

My father's side of the family is of Mongolian and Hungarian ancestry, so the only thing that comes to mind is the expression that we will usually ride a horse til we kill it.

What horse is Tibetan Buddhism riding? It's called "illusion".

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