In our ongoing attempt to clarify that Tibetan Buddhism or Lamaism is nothing more than Tantric Hinduism we are happy to publish this third report. We stress we are not a site that advocates a religious belief. However, as TB’s tend to suggest any questioning of themselves is inspired by Chinese communists it is ironic that this critique is Chinese alright but Taiwanese hardly fitting into that category.
Lifting the Veil off Fourteen Root Infractions in Tantric “Buddhism” – Part 3: Blind spots of Tantric root infractions (Reproduced with permission.)
Published: 2014/06/18 08:00
(Report by the True Heart News interviewing team in Taipei)
The Fourteen Tantric Root Infractions observed by lamas and gurus of Tibetan “Buddhism” include neither the five basic Buddhist precepts that lay Buddhists adhere to nor the ten severe injunctions in the Bodhisattva Precepts. They are a set of non-Buddhist disciplinary rules concocted by the Tantric School. Insofar as they are not precepts established by Buddha Sakyamuni, disclosure of the secrets would not result in causality of one’s descent into hell after death.
Only Tantric Buddhists are intimidated and threatened by these vows since they don’t have decent knowledge of the true Buddha Dharma.
All Buddhist disciples ought to observe the precepts set up by the Buddha. Take abstinence from sexual misconduct as an example, monastics are proscribed from any sexual acts while lay practitioners from any extramarital affair. The purpose of the Fourteen Root Infractions, however, are designed to legitimate and substantiate sex as a necessary means to attain Buddhahood and even prohibit adherents from abandoning it. The heterosexual couple practice is greatly encouraged; even group orgy does not violate the tantric precepts and is approved by Tsongkhapa. Such practice is a flagrant violation of Buddhist precepts and utterly contravenes the Way to liberation.
Also we have hosted the idea for years put forward most recently by Joanne on our site that the Dalai Lama is very concerned about this. The opposite is the case as we have shown on our site over the past year.
Also in light of the fact that the Irish media and Irish society has a very positive view of Tibetan Buddhism nearly the dominant form in this country it is important to inform the public especially those who have seen in Catholicism a terrible abusive form of religion that by going to retreats and events fronted by Sogyal Rinpoche they are going to come under influences which have a misogynistic and clear sexual aspect at the very heart of religious practice and spirituality.
This is the more important as Sogyal will be holding court in West Cork early next month.
Former President Mary McAleese having warned about this while President in 2009 and again last year has refused to take down her endorsement of this place and this week seemed to be able to critique the Pope about the family but her canon law has not helped her in regard to her confused mission of inter–religious dialogue.
Also the advocates of Mindfulness which is nearly the official cult of post Celtic Tiger Ireland Tony Bates and Sister Stanislaus Kennedy also seem unwilling to disengage from the cult of Tantric Buddhism.
Former president Mary McAleese said there was just something profoundly wrong and skewed” about asking “150 male celibates” to review the Catholic Church’s teaching on family life. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times