The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

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Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Post by Caoimhghín » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:33 pm

Sentient Light wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:57 pm
We reject their Vinaya, even though much of it aligns.
What do you mean by this?

In reverence for the root gnosis of the heart, the dharmakāya,
for the ever present good law of the heart, the lotus terrace,
for the inborn adornment of the trikāya, the thirty-seven sages dwelling in the heart,
for that which is removed from seed and fruit, the upright key to the universal gate,
for all boundless concentrations, the sea of virtue, the root perfection,
I prostrate, bowing to the hearts of all Buddhas.

胎藏金剛菩提心義略問答鈔, Treatise on the teaching of the gnostic heart of the womb and the diamond, T2397.1.470c5-8

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Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Post by 9-petalled lotus » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:34 pm

I have encountered Theravadans in books and other forums who are very hostile towards Mahayana,even calling the latter "Marayana",vehicle of the Devil.They say Mahayanists do not respect the historical Buddha.
To me,its like classical Newtonian physicists vilifying quantum mechanics.

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Re: The Mahayana Is Not Diluted Theravada.

Post by Tsongkhapafan » Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:06 pm

We need to respect all of Buddha’s teachings and those who practise them. The problem is there is infighting between traditions and disagreement about what Buddha taught.

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