Astus wrote:Plus, such a distinction exists only in Japanese Zen, and in the West..
Well this is why I put it out there.
It seems like it might be helpful.
It's quite possible the subforums would only be used slowly at first, however it seems appropreate to give each linniage their own home, as with the Tibetan sects, as there are distinctions between the traditions.
Tibetan Buddhism can sometimes look very similar to non-Tibetan practitioners, but there are distinctions and varriations in practice. In truth, I didn't actually know there were so many sub-sects of Tibetan Buddhism until joining this forum.
Such subforums for Zen would also allow people to better understand the differences and distinctions in Zen, as well as to perhaps better enable people to ask more focused questions specific to a linneage.
So it seems like they could be helpful.
How about a Rinzai, Soto, and Ch'an subforums?
In Gassho friend,
"Life is full of suffering. AND Life is full of the Eternal
IT IS OUR CHOICE
We can stand in our shadow, and wallow in the darkness,
We can turn around.
It is OUR choice." -Rev. Basil
" ...out of fear, even the good harm one another. " -Rev. Dazui MacPhillamy