[Buddha-l] Enlightenment as dogma

Gad Horowitz 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?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stefan Detrez" <stefan.detrez at gmail.com>
To: "Buddhist discussion forum" <buddha-l at mailman.swcp.com>
Sent: Sunday, October 10, 2010 3:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Buddha-l] Enlightenment as dogma

> 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. 
> Is
> 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 
> blinded
> 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 
> as
> a consequence of proper breathing and thought control. But I could be 
> wrong.
> Stefan
> _______________________________________________
> buddha-l mailing list
> buddha-l at mailman.swcp.com
> http://mailman.swcp.com/mailman/listinfo/buddha-l 

More information about the buddha-l mailing list