tiltbillings wrote:So the issue of "sectarian factionalism" is built into Vimalaramsi's teachings.
It may be built into venerable Vimalaramsi
reasons for adopting a suttanta method or even built in to what he says about other modes of meditation, but that doesn't necessitate "sectarian factionalism" in the actual practice of the actual method he teaches (which is, again, what jhana4 has claimed to be interested in here).
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)
“One to whom it might occur, ‘I’m a woman’ or ‘I’m a man’. Or ‘I’m anything at all’— Is fit for Mara to address.” (SN 5.2)