alan wrote:Are there any specific Mahayana concepts you all have rejected? If so, why?
Well for me it was the whole Bodhisattva thing, don't get me wrong it is a humble and compassionate vow to make, but personally I couldn't but my faith into this, I don't even know for sure whether or not there is such a thing as rebirth, so I couldn't really put much faith into this concept.
Also I am slightly put off by all the invocation of deities and Bodhisattvas etc, that just seemed too much like religious hocus pocus and it doesn't sit easily with me.
I have a great respect for the Mahayana tradition, its just not for me. Horses for courses and all that.
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."