[Buddha-l] Enlightenment as dogma
horowitz at chass.utoronto.ca
Wed Oct 13 13:19:23 MDT 2010
Please, sir, may I meditate in some manner taught by Buddhists without
suffering about whether "I" "am" a "Buddhist" or not?
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From: "Stefan Detrez" <stefan.detrez at gmail.com>
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> Thank you all for your answers.
> Some of the people answering my question seem to suggest one has to be
> openminded, let certain critical alertness go, open yourself up to, etc.
> this not exactly the same language which says one should drop critical
> thinking and approach it with trust or put faith in it? How is that
> different from 'Open your heart and let Jesus in'? Wat if I 'do an
> ehipassiko' and just don't see it, would I be considered deluded of
> by ignorance? How is this reIated to the idea that it takes faith to be a
> Buddhist? I subscribe to the fact that Buddhist practice alters a person,
> but I don't think that would be the merit of it being Buddhist, but more
> a consequence of proper breathing and thought control. But I could be
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