dharmagoat wrote:Please explain further. What exactly is a Buddhist? ?
dharmagoat wrote:Ironically, considering my stance against mysticism in general, I am one of those that came to Buddhism via Theosophy and the occult, reading such authors as I. K. Taimni and Dion Fortune in my youth. Although I have absolutely no interest in these traditions now, I agree that their part in bringing Buddhist ideas to the West is an interesting topic for discussion, but wince at the idea that either Theosophy or the occult could have any relevance to Western Buddhism now.
KeithBC wrote:dharmagoat wrote:Please explain further. What exactly is a Buddhist? ?
A Buddhist is someone who takes (note present tense) refuge in the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
Om mani padme hum
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