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As we all know our take on Dharma and Buddhism is [insert evaluation] ?
Yesterday whilst buying what I thought was macha tea, I ended up with maca - a Peruvian 'ginseng' superfood/adaptogen Tastes nice with muesli, will report back any health benefits ...
... Anyways, I am clearly not mindful enough to go shopping unsupervised. In a similar way, do we adapt dharma to our needs and times? I know I do. For example combining very simple zazen as used by fish allegedly, with a fair bit of Tantra for added flavour. I also like to add the odd bit of Sufism, Alchemy, Gnostic Heresy and Harry Potter spells. In fact anything useful and pragmatic. I iz hopeless case ...
Others are making 'soup dharma', focussing on a single mantra to help with ADHD, cherry picking, insisting on My Dharma 'uber alles', pick-and-mix Dharma and so on.
What is dharma, what is not? Who decides? The Maitreya? The first written records? Your favourite author ... or [shock horror] you? O.o