Over the last 25 years thousands of people worldwide have been initiated into the highest levels of Buddhism by the 14th Dalai Lama. Fundamental to this initiation is a holy text (tantra), namely the Kalachakra-Tantra, part of which is the Shambhala Myth.
Kalachakra is Sanskrit and means ‘wheel of time’. In recent times the Kalachakra-Tantra has been increasingly critically scrutinised. In our western debate-oriented society it stands to reason that the Dalai Lama himself answers some of these critical questions in order to ensure that any misinterpretations are corrected.
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June 9, 2007 at 11:36 pm
This is old hat, and the authors make it sound like destroying the forces of materialism is a bad thing….where do I sign up?
June 11, 2007 at 3:41 pm
Haven’t read the work in question but this does sound like a very literal reading. Most holy texts I’ve ever read conform to Crowley’s glib diagnosis “rantings of a deranged mind.” when taken verbatim. Surely a high initiate of the eightfold path would have at least the beginnings of a context for the tantra and be likely to avoid a superficial reading?
June 13, 2007 at 2:58 am
Yogaboy – who decides what is the “correct” reading of an ancient text? Also, who gets to choose who qualifies as a “high initiate of the eightfold path”?