jundo cohen wrote:Well, fortunately you and your ilk and inquisition are not the final determinants of what is a pārājika offence. That's a matter between my heart and Buddha's Heart.
I am quite certain you are aware what the Vinaya is.
It is not "my ilk" and some kind of "inquisition", but common Buddhist knowledge.
What you are suggesting here is nebulous wishy-washy nonsense.
It is misleading and your ideas are not just unconventional, but simply wrong.
For someone practicing (no matter what you think you are practicing and how "True and Authentic" you feel it to be by your reading of some Sutta or Sutra you and your favorite Teacher personally digg
) what is most probably ... as are most if not all
current Buddhist Lineages and Traditions ... a completely invented and made-up Buddhism that was fashioned by men centuries after the Buddha based largely upon their own heartfelt communion with and interpretation of "Buddha
" ... you have a lot of Chutzpah
word). Yes, I will acknowledge that by your personal and subjective interpretation of Buddhist "orthodoxy" which mirrors other like minded heretics (in someone else's eyes) and fiction writers like yourself ... no, I am not practicing a Buddhism that you and your ilk may care for. That's a shame for you.
Like those Christians who say to other Christians, "You are not Christian enoug
h because you do not know MY Jesus", you are but another rigid-religious faithful concerned about your claim to YOUR God and YOUR Holy Books. Fundamentalism, religious self-righteousness, "our way or the hell highway-ism", our Church is the True Church, Sutra-thumping
, the same in all its manifestations and whatever the faith. No different, save for that it is "your strange faith and bizarre tenets" and not "somebody else's strange faith and bizarre tenets".
You don't even have bhiksu precepts, dude.
I have what I have, and no I to have it. Just what do you have, "dude"?
Jnana wrote: Conventions do need to be acknowledged and respected. Much modernist Zen iconoclasm has no basis in Chan/Seon/Zen tradition.
Well, some news for you buddy ... all of "Chan/Seon/Zen tradition" is a "let's make a tradition" invented by some folks according to their personal vision and times, though not bound by place or time. In fact, so is the whole Mahayana. In fact, so is most of what today passes for "Buddhism" with folks bowing down to Statues that the Buddha himself would not recognize as Buddha, chanting Sutras that the Buddha never wrote and largely would have some problem with content wise. Get over your "convention", for new "conventions" are invented every day.
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