mudra wrote:OK I lied. It's more than one question:
1. Can you count the threads on Buddha Nature you have read on multi sectarian Buddhist online forums off the top of your head?
2. Did it make it clearer to you when you read the usual debates as to whether it is The Buddha Within thing/just a potential/not relevant/the Buddha Never Said It?
What's been made clear to me is that different traditions have different views on it, and some don't emphasize it or teach it at all. I personally do not believe the Buddha ever taught it.
3. Would you like to see more of these? or
4. Do you avoid them like the plague?
I find the discussions valuable and relevant in terms of buddhist scholarship and history. As practice goes I'm looking forward to hammering out these issues directly with a teacher.