THE PERENNIAL QUESTION.
The above is quoted from an earlier post in the thread. Included here for the sake of context.Queequeg wrote: ↑Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:04 pmBuddha Vacana = Buddha's Voice. All teachings that accord with the Truth, are the Buddha's teachings. This has been the standard to address questions about the authenticity of the teachings. The variety of teachings is also addressed by concepts such as upaya in Mahayana, particularly as explained in the Lotus Sutra. This has also been explained in, for instance, the East Asian context, through the Four Siddhanta, and in the Tiantai Context, the Four Teachings, Four Methods, and Five Flavors/Periods. The Mahaparinirvana Sutra, among others, explicitly asserts, All True Teachings are Buddha's Teachings.
Consider: there are multiple recensions of the Lotus Sermon.
Forget the Lotus Sūtra for a moment, the sūtra is professing to be a sermon of the Buddha's. As in he allegedly said "this", so to speak.
There are multiple versions of the Lotus Sūtra. Just like there are multiple gospel-accounts of Jesus's life. Let that sink in for a moment.
So I return your question, are there man-made injections?