Buddhism is defined by the ‘Dharma’ – or the teachings of the Buddha – and the ‘Vinaya Discipline’, which is the moral backbone of Buddhism.
The error in theology is this: whereas the monastics perform a selfless and voluntary labour (copying their saviour) within a serene setting where everything is
All legitimate Chinese Ch’an practitioners access the empty mind ground from varying socio-economic conditions that boil down to two distinct positions in life; either that
‘Of course, the act of physically changing one’s environment for another inevitably has the consequence of a change of mind itself. For many ordinary beings this change of mind through experience is simply the process of the cognising of new sense-data – to be stored alongside similar sense-data previously acquired. For the Buddha himself, the change of physical experience led to the development of the immense urge within him to seek the answer that reconciled all physical experience, regardless of the nature of that experience itself.’