Whose Buddhism is Truest?

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Re: Whose Buddhism is Truest?

Postby Josef » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:23 am

uslic001 wrote:Whose Buddhism is Truest?

Not the Buddhism in Tricycle Magazine articles thats for sure.

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Re: Whose Buddhism is Truest?

Postby Virgo » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:37 am

Nangwa wrote:
uslic001 wrote:Whose Buddhism is Truest?

Not the Buddhism in Tricycle Magazine articles thats for sure.


I thought that was a fashion mag.

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"When we are following Dharma, any kind of Dharma - Sutra, Tantra - most important is that first of all we know our condition, not Dharma". - The maestro ChNN

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Re: Whose Buddhism is Truest?

Postby Josef » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:44 am

Virgo wrote:
Nangwa wrote:
uslic001 wrote:Whose Buddhism is Truest?

Not the Buddhism in Tricycle Magazine articles thats for sure.


I thought that was a fashion mag.

Kevin

It basically is.

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Re: Whose Buddhism is Truest?

Postby Virgo » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:51 am

Nangwa wrote:It basically is.

I wouldn't know.

I think I flipped through it once (and I mean flipped). Basically, you could say I've never really seen the inside of it.

(Don't care to either, tbh)

That aint how I roll. ( :D )
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Re: Whose Buddhism is Truest?

Postby Virgo » Sat Jan 07, 2012 4:59 am

You've got to go straight to the essence in this life. It's short. Really f'n short.

No time for games-- only big moves.

Kevin
"When we are following Dharma, any kind of Dharma - Sutra, Tantra - most important is that first of all we know our condition, not Dharma". - The maestro ChNN

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Re: Whose Buddhism is Truest?

Postby Astus » Sat Jan 07, 2012 3:23 pm

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.
1 Myriad dharmas are only mind.
Mind is unobtainable.
What is there to seek?

2 If the Buddha-Nature is seen,
there will be no seeing of a nature in any thing.

3 Neither cultivation nor seated meditation —
this is the pure Chan of Tathagata.

4 With sudden enlightenment to Tathagata Chan,
the six paramitas and myriad means
are complete within that essence.


1 Huangbo, T2012Ap381c1 2 Nirvana Sutra, T374p521b3; tr. Yamamoto 3 Mazu, X1321p3b23; tr. J. Jia 4 Yongjia, T2014p395c14; tr. from "The Sword of Wisdom"


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