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To address the quote you posted above, OP; the Buddha also had nuns in his movement. He didn't exalt male monasticism over female monasticism. That came later. Also, the Buddha had householder-follo… ((more))
Oh, THIS explains why Stephen Batchelor says that the Buddha tended to take Vedic/Hindu concepts, and turn them upside down, or give them a completely different meaning! Some of this must … ((more))
There's nothing wrong with achieving things in this world. Why, exactly, would that be a problem, OP? What is your concern, there?
What do you mean by "enjoying these"? What form does y… ((more))
I'm definitely up for some anthropology on Tibet.
And I want to second Lobster's comment about Greco-Buddhism. I had wanted to post originally, that the Buddha, himself, was a "Westerne… ((more))
OK, I guess it was this statement that sounded like you were including him in the category of "Buddhist teachers". Apparently you were only comparing him to Buddhist teachers?
I can’t … ((more))