ok i did not see what you said using that context...Malcolm wrote: ↑Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:13 pmI have. They study Mahāyāna, and decide, usually based on a bias towards text critical methodology, that Mahāyāna is not "the original" and select for Theravada, where the bodhisattva path is not TAUGHT, even though it theoretically exists.Minobu wrote: ↑Tue Feb 04, 2020 4:49 pmreally is this what happens?
like people can actually choose to become arhats, or, prefer the inferior bodhicitta of śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas prefer the inferior bodhicitta of śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas ..
i've never met a person here on earth who has done such a thing consciously .
is that factual , have you met people that have done this?
Anyone who can choose between Mahāyāna and Theravāda, and chooses the latter over the former, is choosing to follow the śrāvaka path. This is noncontroversial.is it something you read or have you met a bunch of arhats and people that prefer the inferior bodhicitta of śrāvakas and pratyekabuddhas
as always i learn from you....
but when they choose theravada Buddhism do they do so because they want to be arhats and inferior bodhicitta of śrāvakas and pratyekabuddha..
is this like wow i can become a lower being instead of reaching Buddhahood... lets go find a teacher ...how much will it cost....
or is this just what they end up from some so called Mahayanist view.