Simon E. wrote:It is good to remember that Dharma needs no adds on. It is complete. And that this web forum states plainly in its header that it is a forum for the discussion of the Mahayana and Vajrayana.
There is a plethora of sites for the discussion of syncretisism.
I never understand the drive to demarcate a pure sphere of Buddhism, separate and distinct from its historical and discursive context.
Such thing is so clearly a romanticist construction, as many good scholars have pointed out. It has never existed in reality, and it never will. So why demand it, on an internet forum of all places?
Thinking you can deal with Mahayana Buddhism in China/East Asia without any
recourse to other Chinese traditions is naive and ridiculous.