Posted by wahyin (220.127.116.11) on April 21, 2000 at 20:34:18:
In Reply to: Re: In Defense of The Teacher-less "not really buddhists" Buddhists posted by nguyen phong on April 20, 2000 at 03:29:29:
: I feel you are right as long as we understand what Buddha teaching is, and practice it as much as we can, then we can be benefit for ourselves.
: to not have a teacher is good because we have a change to explore and test the teaching by ourself. But learning without teacher will also lead us to alot of mistakes too.
: I don't have a teacher myself but I not teacher-less because all the Sutras, and Zen master teaching are my guidance and my teachers.
: Hope you will continue your path.
Dear Nguyen Phong,
Your message is beautiful. I strongly agree with
your view. Keep it up. My view is that whether I
called myself a Buddhist or not, does not matter
to me. What I really know is Sakyamuni Buddha is
my Original Teacher. Sutras, Mantras, Tantras and
all books and literatures or sriptures that relate
to Buddhism are my Dhamma and all those kind and thoughtful
people that encourages me to take up Buddhist
practices are my Sangha. To me, Sangha includes all
Bodhisattvas, Arahants, Devas,Monks, Nuns, right down to the
devotees that practice what Buddha taught and preached.
"Buddham Saranam Gachami"
"Dhammam Saranam Gachami"
"Shangham Saranam Gachami"
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