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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Wesley1982 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:50 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:
Wesley1982 wrote:What are the basics of Buddha-Dharma? thanks.
It was answered on page 1. viewtopic.php?f=77&t=7738&start=0#p92100 Do you actually read what people say or do you just ask questions for the sake of asking?
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No, waaaaaay over here at Dharma Wheel I just like to browse and hang out. Should I be more selective and discernment with my general questions?ok.
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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:35 pm

Wesley1982 wrote:No, waaaaaay over here at Dharma Wheel I just like to browse and hang out. Should I be more selective and discernment with my general questions?ok.
Dude, as long as you are not breaking ToS then go for it! All I am saying is that when you ask questions and people go to the effort of answering them you should show a little gratitude and read the answer. That's all!
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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby Ingrown » Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:18 am

What is the longest living lineage of Buddhism that mainstream academia acknowledges?
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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby catmoon » Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:55 am

Ingrown wrote:What is the longest living lineage of Buddhism that mainstream academia acknowledges?


As far as I know, there is no lineage that is acknowledged by academia in general. In religious training institutions, one might find something approximating academic acknowledgement, simply because everyone wants their lineage to be the real thing, but it seems the better institutions are wise to this form of self deception.
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Re: Question ~ Answer Thread

Postby AdmiralJim » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:02 pm

What is the longest living lineage of Buddhism that mainstream academia acknowledges?

Thervadin tradition is the oldest living tradition but unfortunately it is only one of about 12/13 schools left that were originally of about the same age. Even then the Pali canon was written down a few hundred years after the Buddha died
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