Kim O'Hara wrote::candle:
For a list of shared doctrines, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_Points_Unifying_the_Theravada_and_Mahayana
daverupa wrote:It's not really accurate to juxtapose Mahayana and Theravada, is it? Suppose we juxtaposed Yogacara and Theravada, for example - this seems much more likely to yield fruit, though whether such fruit looks like an interfaith effort or ecumenism is up in the air...
Dan74 wrote:Kim may indeed be a babe. I kind of imagine him somewhere between this kind of a babe
and the iconic
But being a North Queenslander, he might look like this
or indeed this
But not like this
because although Dianne Cilento, Sean Connery's ex, is also a North Queenslander, unlike Kim, she is female.
Yeah but I am just trying to unite different branches of buddhism
santa100 wrote:whynotme wrote:
"There is only one right way to do it, false things must be accepted as false things, wrong teachings must be accepted as wrong teaching, non dharma must be accepted as non dharma. Otherwise, the sangha has the ability to isolate monks with wrong views"
Well, there's a proverb that says: "if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail". There was a great man who practiced that highest, noblest way, and his name was Siddhattha Gotama. There's also another great man following this highest and noblest path right now in the Tusita and his name is Metteyya. Out of compassion for other beings, maybe you should tell him that he's doing it all wrong because the path he's following wasn't mentioned in the Nikayas..
santa100 wrote:Obviously, there's no question that the 8NB is the way to go. But you seemed to imply that only the sravaka path practices this 8NP while bodhisattva path does not. But now you clarified(or at least seems to) that all paths practice 8NP, which means whether it's Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, they are still the Buddha's teaching. If this is what you mean, then I totally agree with you. If not, then we certainly differ in our opinions..
suttametta wrote:It's something like trying to find the commonalities between science and astrology.
"Mahayana and vajrayana are some other monks' teaching, no more, no less"
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