[Buddha-l] Bourgeois Buddhism

Federico Andino dingirfecho at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 14:23:24 MDT 2011

On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 4:47 PM, Stefan Detrez <stefan.detrez at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/10/6 Federico Andino <dingirfecho at gmail.com>
>> The Buddha can put stock in whatever he wishes, we can still approach the
> Dharma metaphysically. I guess his anti-metaphysical stance should be
> understood directly in opposition with brahmanism and not in general.
> Suffering, craving and 'to become decraved' sound pretty metaphysical to me.
> Impermance, too.
> Stefan

I agree with you wholeheartedly, in that approaching the Dharma from a
new direction is enriching. But it would not be buddhism, right?
Still, I cannot reconciliate how an "essential buddhism" can do away
with what Buddha Sakyamuni did.
Wasn´t he the essential Buddhist?


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