kalden yungdrung wrote:
Bön is Buddhist because this lineage is founded by a Buddha.
But there are more Buddhas of course and Tibet is in my eyes a Buddha Land where once a Buddha lived.
But in India there lived also a Buddha named The Buddha Shakyamuni who is also venerated in Bön as such.
So India is also of course a Buddhaland or a country where once a Buddha did live,historical seen.
We very sure do not have problems or discriminate between Buddhas.
Buddhas do not discriminate between/among Buddhas.
Who do this, are the not Buddhas.
The reality is that there are those who do not believe that Bon is buddhist regardless of what you think. Similarly there are those who do not believe that Dorje Thekpa is buddhist among the followers of sutric Mahayana. And there are those who follow Theravada who do not believe in the Mahayana, let alone Vajrayana.
In the end, all these don't matter because in Buddhism (whichever tradition you follow) it is the application of the teachings that count.