Whose Buddhism is the Truest?

An open and inclusive investigation into Buddhism and spiritual cultivation
User avatar
cooran
Posts: 7801
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1
Location: Queensland, Australia

Whose Buddhism is the Truest?

Postby cooran » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:35 am

Hello all,

An interesting article:

Whose Buddhism is the Truest?
http://www.tricycle.com/feature/whose-buddhism-truest

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

User avatar
Dan74
Posts: 2713
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:12 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 6

Re: Whose Buddhism is the Truest?

Postby Dan74 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:51 am

_/|\_

User avatar
cooran
Posts: 7801
Joined: Tue Jan 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1
Location: Queensland, Australia

Re: Whose Buddhism is the Truest?

Postby cooran » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:08 am

Thanks Dan. .... Seemed familiar, should have done a search. :embarassed:

With metta,
Chris
---The trouble is that you think you have time---
---Worry is the Interest, paid in advance, on a debt you may never owe---
---It's not what happens to you in life that is important ~ it's what you do with it ---

rohana
Posts: 77
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:43 pm
Which number is larger than 1000 and less than 1002: 1006

Re: Whose Buddhism is the Truest?

Postby rohana » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:07 pm

I think that article shows a certain kind of Mahāyāna apologetics in a 'muddy the waters' kind of way, which goes something like: "Well all the canons are equally unreliable so we might as well pick one at random". Yes, we now know what the Pāli canon has been edited too, and most of the Abdhidhamma probably wasn't spoken by the Buddha or Sāriputta Thera. Which is a far cary from the Prajñāpāramitā Hṛdaya (which I think is a beautiful piece of writing, btw) being written in China. The provenance of the Nikāya/Āgama literature is, in general still quite good compared to much of the Mahāyāna literature.

This post by Ven. Sujāto, and the subsequent comments have some good points: Is the Lotus Sutra authentic?
"Delighting in existence, O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence, they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind."
- It. p 43


Return to “Open Dhamma”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: LastLegend, lyndon taylor, mikenz66 and 9 guests