Individual wrote:PeterB wrote:I think the fact that Nagarjuna is a Mahayanist is ABSOLUTELY the point.
If you regard people as Theravada-"ins" and Mahayana-"ists", thinking and judging in these terms, aren't you basically adopting a form of sakaya-ditthi, which is contrary to the teachings of both schools of thought?
As I see it, Theravadins and Mahayanists are just like Republicans and Democrats.
Wait, that might offend people... Sorry... We're ALL Democrats here (no Republicans here except me).
Another restatement of the Mahayana view ( or at least Mahayana Naif ) which thinks its is radical.