floating_abu wrote:But I know that for example many good Zen forum members were effectively persecuted for not "spreading the true word of the Dharma" because the nuances were lost on those external to the school.
I'm afraid that I would have to agree that that was the case.
"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.
"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche
Jinzang wrote:E-Sangha enforced a conservative view of Buddhism and those who held a different viewpoint both resented that and being moderated when they expressed that disagreement.
How neatly capped, Jinzang. Are you sure that any of the words such sectarianism, dogmatism, non-transparency and abuse of power didn't have to do with the demise of E-sangha? I thought it did actually, and I also believe that had the discussions been out in the open, those moderators would never have acted the way they did in "private".
What does the Buddha Dharma have to say about the habit of blaming others and dwelling on the mistakes others make?
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