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“Monks, these two slander the Tathagata. Which two? He who explains what was not said or spoken by the Tathagata as said or spoken by the Tathagata. And he who explains what was said or spoken by the Tathagata as not said or spoken by the Tathagata. These are two who slander the Tathagata.” 1Continue reading “What the Buddha Said (and Didn’t)”
“The gift of the teachings is teaching the sublime teaching without making mistakes, teaching the arts and the like… and involving others in upholding the fundamental precepts.”1 -Tsongkhapa I belong to literally dozens of Facebook groups about Buddhism. There’s the Theravada Buddhism group, the Soto Zen Buddhism group, Vegan Buddhism, Buddhism Question & Answer, andContinue reading “What the Buddhism Basics Blog is about:”
“If one desires to become a Buddhist, there is no initiation ceremony (or baptism) which one has to undergo.” 1 – Walpola Raula “After you become Buddhist, you must not show disrespect to others’ tradition, particularly your own previous tradition.” 2 –His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama This one comes up a lot on socialContinue reading “How do you become a Buddhist?”
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