Will wrote:This will (hopefully) lead to the dying of sectarianism and the accepting of the plausibility that many Dharma heresies of the "lower" "mistaken" schools may have been genuine Dharma teachings direct from Buddha.
Historically, the winning sectarian arguments were not really based on texts. Chan took over in East Asia with the rhetoric of an outside scriptures lineage, Vajrayana is also organised around personal contacts. Social control of religious organisations requires social networking, those who care about books remain hidden in the libraries. Neither political rulers nor common people (lay or monastic) care much about philological and theoretical issues. Miracle making and big words, these work.
"While teachers of the middle way, mind only, transcendent wisdom, mantra, and other schools may have their own assertions, the fulfillment of those intentions is the same. There is not a single thing that is not contained within mind."
(Gampopa to Düsum Khyenpa, in "The First Karmapa", KTD Pub, p254)
“If you recognize the world of appearance and existence as the mind, realize the mind itself as empty, and have no grasping at the superiority of your realizations — this is the ultimate view."
(Chegom Dzongpa, in "The Book of Kadam", Wisdom Pub, p609)