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What are the most controversial topics in Buddhism?
And what is the Buddhist way to deal with them? (yup, already heard about the rule about speech, not being divisive, etc-- which superficially sounds like just not talking about sensitives issues, i.e. leave the debate about sensitive issues who don't care much about those rules)
Vegetarianism, laxity (i.e. pragmatics vs the ascetic ideal), weapons, murder in self defense, national defense, abortion, the literal vs metaphorical interpretation of rebirth & karma come to mind as topics that modern society and the various branches of Buddhism haven't reached consensus on.
I've heard there is a system of structure debate in the Tibetan tradition, anyone know about that?