edylumiyo wrote:Great responses here, thanks.
One issue that seems glaring to me is when choosing Buddhism specifically (and this applies to almost all other faiths/religions), we are still choosing our own interpretation (picking and choosing) of the teachings. Even "Buddhists" can't all agree on what Buddhism teaches. Often, even people within the same tradition of Buddhism can't agree on the teachings. The reason is it all comes back to our own perception and interpretation. Even the teachers of the past that have helped make a specific tradition what it is today had their own interpretations of those teachings, hence different schools and branches under those schools.
Again, I don't see an issue with using knowledge from any and all traditions to help someone along their spiritual path. As always, I respect the beliefs of them and the folks here, and I appreciate the thoughtful discussion.
Well the problem with Buddhists is they are too aggressive especially the ones on this forum.
Some paths are wide, paved, straight and direct, others are narrow, rocky, twisted, winding and indirect, ultimately though, all paths lead somewhere. The questions that one must ask themselves are: "where do I want to go?" and "how do I want to travel?"edylumiyo wrote:Again, I don't see an issue with using knowledge from any and all traditions to help someone along their spiritual path. As always, I respect the beliefs of them and the folks here, and I appreciate the thoughtful discussion.
gregkavarnos wrote: If you've ever been to Greece or seen two Greek people talking you will inderstand. It always looks like an argument, even when it is the complete opposite.
Yes, well, the problems begin when they open their eye fully, or look with both eyes and I won't even begin to go into what they see if they apply their wisdom "eye".martin123 wrote:Anyone with half an eye open can see EckhartTolle is a bodhisattva.
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