Huifeng wrote:A lot of fairly typical Mahayana notions, such as Buddha nature, tathagatagarbha, alayavijnana, various bodies of the Buddha, etc. etc.
when i say "practices" i mean things you can literally practice, like breath meditation, walking meditation, etc. in the original post, when i said i know there's differences in doctrine, i meant the things you just posted as opposed to practices which i'm considering as separate.
as far as i can tell they do all the same actual practices, i'm wondering if there are any physical, literal practices that zen has that is not in the pali canon. i know that their doctrines are totally different in many ways.
like koan is a practice that is not in the pali canon. or mala bead practice, or mantra chanting, all practices one can do that are not in the pali canon. as opposed to doctrine, such as buddha nature, etc.
we're going in circles. i'm done. i can't make it any clearer.