Questions on Korean Buddhism

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Seishin
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Re: Questions on Korean Buddhism

Postby Seishin » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:34 am

Indrajala wrote:
KeithA wrote:Apparently,"I've heard" is the same as personal experience. :shrug:


A reliable testimony from a good authority is a valid means of knowing.


Indeed! Hence all Buddhist Sutras starting with "Thus have I heard..."

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Re: Questions on Korean Buddhism

Postby DGA » Fri Sep 27, 2013 1:02 pm

Alfredo wrote:Out of curiosity, what prevents the Taego order from allowing married nuns?


Interestingly, in the two rather long-ish threads we've had on the Taego Order here at DW, I don't think that question has come up. Or has it?

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=1743

http://www.dharmawheel.net/viewtopic.ph ... 52&start=0

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In any event, I can corroborate (also from reliable testimony from more than one trustworthy source) that some Korean temples are exceptionally strict. I've also learned that some are not.
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