dyanaprajna2011 wrote:Can anyone of these said to be the highest or most profound? (I do realize that the answer to this question may be school specific)
I was in a debate on another forum with a member who argued that Nagarjuna's Madyamaka school was the only philosophical tradition that was truly Buddhist, and the others were just aberrations.
I always viewed them as parts to a whole, and one, taken by itself, is not the whole story.
dyanaprajna2011 wrote:I know that there are three (at least primary) philosophical traditions in Mahayana Buddhism: Madyamaka, Yogacara, and Tathagatagarbha. I know the general ideas behind each one, as well. But I do have a few questions.
1. How are these philosophical schools assimilated into the various practice schools, such as Tibetan, Zen, Pure Land, etc.?
2. Can anyone of these said to be the highest or most profound? (I do realize that the answer to this question may be school specific)
Michael_Dorfman wrote:In short, pretty much everybody thinks that their way is the best way, and that the other schools are legitimate but inferior.
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