A Sincere Voice from The New York Times

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admin 发表于 2012-08-27, 8:35 PM. 发表在: TrueHeartNews
A Sincere Voice from The New York Times -- “Revealing the Fault of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism” (Reproduced) Published:2012/08/27 16:10
(By the True Heart News interviewing team in Taipei)The New York Times, with its international circulation and having long been regarded as a newspaper of credibility and authority, made a notable report together with a magnificent large-format photo, entitled “Yoga Sex Scandals: No Surprise Here” on March 13, 2012 (The translated Chinese version was published in the United Daily News in Taiwan on 14th of March.) The report detailed accusations of John Friend’s sexual impropriety with female students; John Friend is the founder of Anusara yoga style. After looking into the subject of “Why does yoga produce so many philanderers?” the columnist concludes, “One factor is ignorance. Yoga teachers and how-to books seldom mention that the discipline began as a sex cult. Hatha yoga — the parent of the styles now practiced worldwide — began as a branch of Tantra. In medieval India, the rites of Tantric cults could also include group and individual sex. Hatha used poses, deep breathing and stimulating acts — including intercourse — to hasten rapturous bliss.”
Zhang Gongpu, Chairman of the True Enlightenment Education Foundation remarks that The New York Times’ analysis indeed gives a profound insight. In the case of “Hatha Yoga,” for instance, in Sanskrit “Ha” refers to the sun, and “tha” refers to the moon; the compound word “Hatha” simply represents an idea of “union of yin and yang,” or joining of the sun and the moon.
The “Tantric yoga,” which originated in 1955 and has since become popular in recent decades, inherited the same Tantric ideas and the famous Couple-Practice Tantra of copulation as well. For example, in June 2006, Chien Shan-Chi, Associate Professor of Department of Sculpture at National Taiwan University of Art, aged 43, presided over two symposiums on how ancient India Tantric Yoga (Tantra Yoga) enhances sex performance and prolongs orgasm, in Taipei and Kaohsiung cities. During the symposiums, the male and female gurus were dressed in bodysuit, intimately demonstrating the posture of “union of the sun and the moon.” The so-called “union of the sun and the moon” means the male vajra (penis) must be placed inside the female lotus (vagina). At that time, such a striking and appalling demonstration resulted in a public outcry.
Chairman Zhang points out that this training method of “Tantric Yoga” can trace its origin back to the ancient India tantra, and Tantric Buddhism is precisely a non-Buddhist cult influenced by Hindu Shaktism. In the mid-eighth century (roughly during the reign of Emperor Daizong of Tang Dynasty in China), the Tibetan emperor Trisong Dets?n invited Indian teacher Padmasambhava to Tibet to propagate the Hindu Tantric Buddhism, which is referred to as the “Left-Hand Path of Tantra” in the ancient texts; thus, this period is called the "Old Transmission Period” by the Tibetans; as a result, the Nyingma began to appear in the Tibetan plateau, and it is commonly known as the Red Hat Sect, which is primarily based on the teachings of Padmasambhava, the Left-Hand Path of Tantra.
During the “New Transmission Period,” Atisha visited Tibet and reintroduced the Left-Hand Path of Tantra, together with the erroneous view of Prasangika Madhyamika; thereafter, the Kadampa was founded. The Left-Hand Path of Tantra belongs to a filthy cult that has nothing to do with Mahayana Buddhism at all, but Atisha cunningly coated its promiscuous Tantric doctrines with Buddhist terminology; subsequently, Tibetan Tantrism uncritically became a branch of Buddhism. In fact, it is a useless religious belief unique to Tibetans– Lamaism, which is what they shamelessly call the Highest Yoga Tantra of Tibetan “Buddhism” today.
Thus, whether it is called “Tibetan Tantrism,” “Lamaism,” “Tibetan Buddhism,” or other different names of “Yoga” such as the Highest Yoga Tantra of Tibetan Tantrism, to be blunt, they are all about sex.
Just like in the aforesaid Tantric Yoga symposiums, a practitioner honestly replied to questions by journalists, “Eventually, we will of course reach the sex part.”
Journalist: “In plain words, it is about the union of sex organs, right?”
The practitioner admitted: “It is about sex, the sex part.”
The special article of The New York Times states: “Science has begun to clarify the inner mechanisms. In Russia and India, scientists have measured sharp rises in testosterone. Czech scientists have shown how poses can result in bursts of brainwaves indistinguishable from those of lovers. More recently, scientists at the University of British Columbia have documented how fast breathing — done in many yoga classes — can increase blood flow through the genitals.”
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