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?
savi saghara aṇica di, savi saghara dukha di, savi dhama aṇatva di:
yada paśadi cakhkṣuma tada nivinadi dukha eṣo mago viśodhia.

"All formations are inconstant," he said.
"All formations are stressful," he said.
"All phenomena are selfless," he said.
When one sees this, one becomes adverse to stress, and this is the path of purity.

(Gāndhārī Dharmapada fragments)

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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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