Buddha was aware of them, is it said the suttas, like devatta who was causing schisms, when he was written in as schism, and many other problematic ideas from translations. I guess i will get into this more later if i can be bothered and when the right times comes.SarathW wrote: ↑Tue May 14, 2019 8:07 amThese are the people who take twigs, branches, bark, and sapwood as the heartwood.The west in which SB teaches is a secular society, and people may or may not have any beliefs, this will not disqualify them to practice, to practice meditation and watch and develop states is not dependant on one having a belief.
Buddha was aware of them by the way.
Perhaps they are still can be called Buddhist.
But you can attain these levels without being a Buddhist.
Ultimately SB is targeting in some places the corruptions in the suttas which are based on religious beliefs, and its only really certain monastics that are worried about what he says and wants to turn people against him, because they want power in the monastic orders, other factors too. Its all to do western Buddhist translation and how they have manipulated and manufactured the teachings, its as simple as that.
Whats wrong with taking what one needs, a few lines of the suttas is good enough, does one have to carry around a whole library on their journey, sounds like it might cause backache along with all the headaches its caused. Do you need to memorize all the suttas and know what he says here and there, most ordinary folk just want to improve their lives and live with better states, but that doesnt seem to be allowed from the Holy Order, they have never been overly keen on freedom.
Handfull of leaves anyone