Re[2]: Clunk! The wheel turns!

Guru George (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 22:38:25 +0100

On Thu, 25 Sep 1997 11:09:08 -0700 (PDT)
"Lee Daniel Crocker" < (none)> wrote:

>> Never in my life have I seen such an open display of California Uber
>> Alles Think. Not since the development of "rainbow" meditation has
>> humanity been blessed with such vital cultural appropriation. Does the
>> phrase "Selling ice to the Eskimoes" ring any bells with you? The
>> western world is swimming in californian self improvement programs and
>> my advice is go straight to the original tibetan.
>Since when were the Tibetans original? They've corrupted the Gautama's
>ideas as badly as Werner Erhard or any other clueless guru of the West.

If you're saying what I think you're saying (that the sort of Eastern
Epicureanism of Guatama Siddhartha got corrupted into a 'magical
thinking' mumbo-jumboey sort of pseudo-mystical mish-mash), the
corruption, if such it be, started in India long before Buddhism reached
Tibet. I think (and as I understand it, most Buddhist scholars think)
that the Tibetans pretty faithfully copied the actual philosophy and
Buddhist teaching they got from their Indian teachers (they bolted on
some Shamanism, true, but the core teachings were kept remarkably well).

Guru George