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A lot of very good discussion here. And a number of very different ideas about what the OP asked at the beginning.
I come from a situation where in 1986 I was introduced to Thai Theravada Buddhis… ((more))
So because of some newspaper articles about the Thai cave trauma, someone has said to me, "See, you were wrong! Thais do pray".
I wish some of you who find this interesting might critique my resp… ((more))
Okay, this is just me. Others will probably disagree.
Many Buddhists, and I think especially Western Buddhists, think they can wrap everything in the world into a warm, soft blanket ca… ((more))