Did Mahayana influence Theravada Buddhism?

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Re: Did Mahayana influence Theravada Buddhism?

Postby Grigoris » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:18 pm

"My religion is not deceiving myself."
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Re: Did Mahayana influence Theravada Buddhism?

Postby Felix » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:21 pm

Several people have pointed out that the 'who came first' debate is posited on a fallacy
ie. the idea that the Theravada is non different to the Dharma taught by Shakyamuni Buddha.
The reality is that things are far more complex than that.
It also overlooks the fact that within the Vajrayana are several strands taught by Buddhas other than Shakyamuni.

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I learned a lot about the topic

Thanks for the attention and patience of all!


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"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
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Re: Did Mahayana influence Theravada Buddhism?

Postby Astus » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:29 pm

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

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

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

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




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