Jhana4 wrote:I originally started the thread because I was intrigued by the video and was wondering how the rubber met the road with his teachings. Instead I got a lot of people posting factionalist gripes. .
The problem is that it seems to be difficult to discuss Bhante V's teachings without having to contend with factionalistic claims (from him and others) that the rest of the Theravada tradition got it wrong.
It might be an interesting topic of discussion for another thread why a few teachers, and/or their supporters, generate such discord, whereas most don't. I don't recall anyone saying:
"Here's a teaching from Ajahn Chah, who is the only teacher worth listening to...".
Probably because Ajahn Chah (and any number of teachers) completely avoid an abrasive approach.
[By the way, Ajahn Chah is someone I respect but don't pay that much attention to.]