Informative in its outlining of "Protestant Buddhism." Thanks.
gavesako wrote:U Nu's attempt at introducing his version of "Protestant Buddhism" to the masses seems to have been short-lived in Burma, and more traditional Buddhist attitudes continue to be strongly rooted among the population.
Some paraphrasing and some direct quotation here...
He [the Buddha] also said that a person goes through four stages in this very life, not in the life hereafter. And when a person has gone through one of these stages, the mental transformation of that person will be so complete that it will give him enough conviction and faith to become a genuine Buddhist. These words very much attracted me towards Buddhism. So I tried it myself, not all of what the Buddha said, a portion because of lack of time. I tried that portion and found it to be true. And since that time, I became very much a confirmed Buddhist.
And how long did it take to achieve that state?
About a month.
Of more or less constant meditation? And only meditation?
Yes. It must be constant yes, meditation.
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