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Offline Dharmakara

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Re: Is the Pure Land related to generation of Bodhicitta in the mind?...
« Reply #30 on: October 10, 2013, 09:30:16 pm »
No, you're not being argumentive, you're being insulting...  if the moderator is posting quotes (which clearly have some issues) from a book singling out a single Pure Land school (which is very influential in the US & abroad), what does that say to members of this forum?

What does it say when someone asks a question and then another person provides a resource, yet only to have to deal with such a poor response from you?

Whether you like it or not, "Visions of Sukhavati" is standard reading in universities in the West --- the only reason I even posted the resource was because of my previous statement that not all scholars are in argreement, period.
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« Reply #31 on: October 10, 2013, 09:52:32 pm »
Sorry if I'm being insulting. There are major Buddhist universities in the west that find Pas' book to be polemical. That is fact. If a defense against his work is considered anti-academic, it is unfair not to consider the source to be immune to the same criticism.

EDIT: Argumentative? You dismissed a source of valid research as being anti-academic outright. without supplying quotes or valid counter arguments.
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« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2013, 10:10:30 pm »
Actually I never said that or implied it --- for example, the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (JIABS) is in fact an academic journal:

http://iabsinfo.net/

I never dismissed it as not being valid resource.

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« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2013, 10:19:35 pm »
My misunderstanding, I apologize. Sorry if I scared Wesley off. Just overly passionate about my dharma door I guess.

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« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2013, 10:34:53 pm »
Wesley seems too thick-skinned to get scared off  :teehee:

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« Reply #35 on: October 11, 2013, 12:45:39 am »
Wesley seems too thick-skinned to get scared off  :teehee:

Impossible!!! Noone is too thick for the Spanish Inquisition!! O wait, we're not Spanish.... As you were.... :)

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« Reply #36 on: October 11, 2013, 01:02:29 am »
We have only two ears or eyes, but ten fingers to type on the keyboard!!!
to me, the signs of a successful practice are happiness and a cessation of suffering, buddhism often gives me this; not all the answers.

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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2013, 03:27:27 am »
Wesley seems too thick-skinned to get scared off  :teehee:


Impossible!!! Noone is too thick for the Spanish Inquisition!! O wait, we're not Spanish.... As you were.... :)


No one expects the Spanish Inquisition

 


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