Friday, August 10, 2018

The Way to Buddhahood (NY study group); CC Liu, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Textbook: The Way to Buddhahood (Ven. Yin Shun)
Mahayana Buddhism prides itself on being the biggest and "best" kind of Buddhism because it advocates universal saviors and self-sacrifice over and above the historical Buddha's teachings followed by the Theravada school.

This is not a north/south distinction because all of the "Hinayana" schools went extinct displaced by Mahayana-Hinduism. Theravada is a resurgent school that aims to practice what the historical Buddha taught rather than the "countless buddhas" like the "gods" of the Brahmins.

Admittedly, not many Mahayana Buddhists actually take up the effort to become buddhas ("supremely enlightened teachers of liberation") in the future, but all of them [blindly] take the vow to do so.

Here's a chance to live up to it. This study group, using the textbook The Way to Buddhahood by Ven. Yin Shun (available for $18.00 in the library) is a good first step.

This is a self-study group. Notes and questions are kept on a digital document and answered by the instructor Ven. Ekayana. FREE. More

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