If ad hom. attacks are not scolded as off- topic, please also allow a respectful reply and explanation what was meant.
After that, you guys can discuss til the cows come home, since I am out of this thread.
here lays your slipperly slope... you dont want to accept some parts of the canon cause you dont like what it says, yet youre fully willing to throw other parts at people because it helps you. now what if one were to claim those right speech parts were added by monks why didnt want free and open discussion, that it was all some ancient sri lankan conspiracy?
I can accept most parts of the dhamma without thinking twice. They just "click".
With others, something doesn't seem to sit right with me and disturbs my peace of mind or seems to make no sense.
When I ask inconvenient questions about those parts, such as women can't be samma sambuddhas, then only, because I am struggling to understand them and hope to get patient and kind explanations.
Anybody replying to me in this manner will help and support me immensely.
I may not be happy with replies right away, so bear with me please. ....
So thanks to you all in advance when I express myself, and thanks for all replies that I can accept with joy because they are kind and don't shame me, even when we disagree.
But with this thread I am done.
My questions remain, in a worse way than before.