Felix wrote: Lucas Oliveira wrote: Felix wrote:
The idea that there is an original non sectarian Buddhism that we can access is a myth that has been thoroughly debunked.
Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism evolved because they meet certain needs.
The site you mention is in fact a thorough-going Theravadin site..
That's what you have for today.
I don't understand your reply.
You imply that if we remove sectarian concerns the Buddha speaks for himself..which is a very Protestant idea.
You then support your position by posting a link to a site that is firmly grounded in the Theravada, as though that is proof of a non sectarian position, which is absolutely not the case. Quite the reverse.
In my experience SuttaCentral is a decent place to go to for nikáya (obviously) and also ágama translations. You just need to check the original Chinese for censored concepts (tathátá, dharmadhátu, etc).
"My pure land is not destroyed,
yet the multitude sees it as consumed in fire,
with anxiety, fear, and other sufferings
filling it everywhere."(Saddharmapuṇḍarīkasūtra XVI)
All these dharmāḥ are the status of dharma, the standing of dharma, the suchness of dharma; the dharma neither departs from things-as-they-are, nor differs from things-as-they-are; it is the truth, reality, without distortion.(SA 296, 因緣法)