manasikara wrote:Hi imaginos,
thank you for clarifying, I see now that your reference to people offering an easy ride to 'pure land' was not directed at me at all. Sorry, I misunderstood and I was overreacting a little.
My speech was definitely very harsh/stern in nature (although it was not directed to members of this forum) so it's natural to draw certain reactions.
I tend to do that since I take certain foreign elements of Buddhist schools as very very dangerous thing.
After all, the Buddha stated that the Dhamma will banish in the future due to the influx of foreign/outsider's elements.
But my strong sentiment is directly toward to the ones who played key roles in terms of developing alien Dhamma and making profit out of it.
(I do take it as direct attack on the Buddha himself.)
And thank you for reminding me that I need to work on the skill of speech.
Yes, it would be not so good if one speaks to defend Dhamma yet lacks the skill to smoothly navigate the audience to promote their welfare.