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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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.

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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.
"There is no such thing as the real mind. Ridding yourself of delusion: that's the real mind."
(Sheng-yen: Getting the Buddha Mind, p 73)

“Don’t rashly seek the true Buddha;
True Buddha can’t be found.
Does marvelous nature and spirit
Need tempering or refinement?
Mind is this mind carefree;
This face, the face at birth."

(Nanyue Mingzan: Enjoying the Way, tr. Jeff Shore; T51n2076, p461b24-26)
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