TMingyur wrote:Which are based on the Buddha's teachings.
on a Mahayana board, Buddhavacana includes Mahayana sutras. In fact, these are generally considered more definitive than early Buddhist sutras.
You are misconstruing my words. I am advocating the direct approach taught by the Buddha. There is nothing inflammatory about this. And there is nothing dogmatic about this.
If you prefer philosophical views which are based on mere thought but not on direct experience that is up to you and everybody else.
I call it inflammatory because you fail to appreciate that people like Nagarjuna represent the baseline of Mahayana teaching. When you dismiss someone like him as a speculative 'mahayana philosophers' and contrast this with 'the buddhas teaching' that is disrespectful to the common basis assumed for a Mahayana forum.
Anders Honore wrote:It is about contrasting approaches. It is about learning and investigating. This cannot be disrespectful, sorry.
Yes it can be. Intertwined with 'learning', 'investigating' and 'contrasting approaches' are such factors as choice of words, contextual sensitivity and agendas; all of which provides plenty of opportunity for being disrespectful all the while attempting to 'learn' and 'investigate'.
You do not understand. My intentions are good.
I am not questioning your intentions, I am questioning the skilfulness of your expression. Basically, you come across as someone more interested in pushing his own agenda for what constitutes Buddhism and with no regard whatsoever for whether these opinions are appropriate or appreciated.
I am not saying your opinions aren't worth sharing. But if you actually want to share in a way that isn't aggravating others here, I would suggest you make a point of being more respectful of the common premises that form the basis for 'Mahayana' discussion. I am sorry to say, you just don't have the gravitas to pull off the "I'm peddling the true teachings of the Buddha" style of writing you currently subscribe to. A few qualifiers along the lines of 'in my opinion', 'I read the Buddha as saying...' 'maybe one can look at it this way too...' would go along way towards accurately reflecting the fact that you are a student of the Buddhadharma who is still learning and not the wannabe cyber-authority on Buddhism one might be inclined to conclude you see yourself as based on your current style of writing.