I want to open the question of the self-validation and violent erasures often being enacted when we use words such as “classics,” “classical,” and “authentic” to describe an ancient spiritual text, spiritual teachings, or our own practices as students and teachers.
brilliant elucidation! Thank you for your clarity of thought in sharing this. Learning about the word 'classical' has clarified something for me on a very deep level... having used those words for Ballet and Music in my own life, the word tradition is vastly different. I am so happy you took the time to grace us with your thoughts.
thanks for the links to that namkhai norbu film and outtakes