What do you think it does to your argument to consider that the same quote could be pulled out of the Chinese Agamas, or surviving Sanskrit or Ghandhara texts, or Tibetan translations (of the Agamas)?dylanj wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:20 pmhere's one quote that tears down the fundamental basis of Mahayana:Upeksha wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:18 pmAnger?dylanj wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:08 pm
you should restrain your anger friend.
I said mahayana, not mahayanists, you making this out to be a personal grudge I have is a projection & has nothing to do with my view.
this is a theravadin forum ffs who would've thought i'd get challenged on this here.
Mahayana has loads of teachings & doctrines that contradict the suttas. That is what is killing the Dhamma, not necessarily every individual in these traditions. But the Buddha himself said this is how the Dhamma would die. Read Ani sutta.
As in, if I don't assent to your flippant opinion then it must be anger which underpins my response?? Rather than, perhaps, reason?
Go ahead, point out the contradictions.
Start with the Vinaya. Then compare the Abhidhamma with the Abhidharma. Then move into the shastras. If you're so sure, follow up your words with with some kind of argument.
I'm not going to give you more than that, this is a theravada forum & I come here to avoid Mahayanists."I have set forth the Dhamma without making any distinction of esoteric and exoteric doctrine; there is nothing, Ānanda, with regard to the teachings that the Tathāgata holds to the last with the closed fist of a teacher who keeps some things back." (Dīgha Nikāya 16)
yes I think it's clear your speech is harsh & indicative of frustration.
i.e. the thing that supposedly 'tears down the fundamental basis of Mahayana' is preserved in the Mahayana canon as the word of the Buddha?