From a series of Tweets by Jetsunma Ahkon Lhamo @ahkonlhamo
When one assumes the role of teacher, Guru, sensei, whatever, one has an ethical responsibility to reveal qualifications and identity. When students follow a Guru there must be trust and respect. The teacher owes the disciple the respect of transparency and character, so the disciple can make an informed choice on an issue that will affect them in EVERY future life. If one is misguided they will spiral down spiritually.
If a person, in their delusion and psychosis believes themselves to be a Guru that does not grant qualities. One MUST see the life and past history and good works so the student can be careful. If the person seeking to teach is ethical they will give that information.
Remember that seeds produce their OWN fruit. An apple seed will never produce a pineapple. A man with violence, perversion and dishonesty will always produce more of the same. It is the seed of their life. A person may find redemption if they work VERY hard and for a long time to do so. There is NO instant change. One MUST apply the antidote; and after a low life of violence and shame, can only hope to purify their wrongdoing. To jump up and hide identity, claiming enlightenment and instant ability to teach others is absurd and makes fools of the followers. They are looking for pure accomplishment, not a song and dance. Not kabuki theatre with masks. How will they know?
Now, if one wishes to TALK about Dharma and debate- well anyone CAN do that AND it is a good thing. As long as nothing is hidden and the discussion is open to all. AND the Guru wannabe DOES NOT CLAIM TO BE an ENLIGHTENED MASTER. That robs students of choice and dignity. It is snake-oil criminal. Period. If there is delusion, psychosis and a dark violent conniving past it must be revealed for the sake of all sentient beings.
Talk all you want, but do NOT fool honest followers. Some evidently don’t care about character, talk to them, but man, do NOT lie to put yourself up or mix your paint so no one knows what you are. Drop and purify that diseased ego. We don’t need it
And nobody will EVER benefit from your haughty self cherishing. Like a bad little boy playing king. We have politicians for that.
© Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo