mlswe wrote:You may be right, i will admit i only partook in one zensitting, the strictness shun me away a bit i think, not having the ehipasiko quality that is in true dhamma. But that was just that place.
intuitevly i beleive that all traditions have reprasentatives of the lower attainments, the higher attainments I think are more dependant on teachers than "schools"
I didn't mean to get any kind of sectarian thing going, just commenting on the notion "Dhamma is not in the suttas but in the heart"
I suppose I do have a bit of a critique of some Zen schools not paying enough attention to what the Buddha said, but anyway.
Can't take the "well, it's just
convention truth" thing as THE conventional truth one is going to rely on.
"When one thing is practiced & pursued, ignorance is abandoned, clear knowing arises, the conceit 'I am' is abandoned, latent tendencies are uprooted, fetters are abandoned. Which one thing? Mindfulness immersed in the body." -AN 1.230