Dave The Seeker wrote:I have seen so many posts in which members say things like "this teacher said.........and you are mistaken"
viniketa wrote:some traditions say that one must do whatever it takes to show that your opponents 'view' is wrong
KeithBC wrote:It only becomes a problem if one believes (as many apparently do) that it is necessary to be disrespectful when addressing someone who is wrong.
plwk wrote:What were you expecting dave?
This is an online forum...like all online forums, I never assume that just because someone posts something smart or intelligible that they are even 'Buddhist' unless I have direct confirmation that such and such are so and that too there's no such thing as one free from acceptance or judgement, including myself, save for an Arya ...
besides, there that old maxim on one is not punished for not reading something that we don't subscribe to...as an old mod told me once...
Haven't you heard that much of the yadayada and sectarianism exists more online than in real life?
That's why I treasure actual involvement with a real life sangha, even if the distance is daunting, anyday over an online one, unless I really have no choice...
Dave The Seeker wrote:As someone new to Buddhism, I have thought that we should accept that each is drawn to their own path.
As in which 'school/lineage' they choose. Or even which religion they choose. As I have read, at least they are being taught the proper way to live and treat each other.
I have seen so many posts in which members say things like "this teacher said.........and you are mistaken".
PadmaVonSamba wrote:So, it may not really be so much a matter of people being judgmental
or an issue of being judgmental vs. being accepting
as it is people trying to clarify misunderstandings and yelling
"hey....the surf is over here!"
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