do you think there is a respectable and respectful way to make a different branch of theravada?
What do you mean by a different branch of the Theravada? For example, would Theravadin organizations like those of Sri Goenka and Acharn Sujin (which are independent of the traditional framework of bhikkhusangha-&-laity symbiosis) qualify?
the branch of theravada we all have now comes from the Mahavihara, which as i understand it was not originally the only game in town as far as theravada was concerned.
tiltbillings wrote:I am not sure they would say that? Please be a bit more expansive by what you mean by this.
I just meant that they espouse the Theravada Dhamma, but don't have any formal affiliation with the Theravada bhikkhusangha.
tiltbillings wrote:Is this a problem? If so, why?
Dhammanando wrote:Hi Tilt,tiltbillings wrote:Is this a problem? If so, why?
No, I didn't mean to suggest that it was a problem. I was just trying to ascertain what JC meant by "different branch of the Theravada."
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