Posted by Martin on January 16, 19100 at 10:47:45:
Hello! I`m new to Buddhism and I have several questions i hope someone can help me with:
1. What exactly is a lama?Does he/she(?) differ from a monk?
2. I understand the differences between theravada and mahayana Buddhism but what are the differences within these two groups e.g between Zen and Tibetan Buddhism? Is one system considered superior? If so,why?
3. Is it necessary to have a teacher/mentor in order to progress on the path to enlightenment? ( so far i`ve been depending on books and net sites )
Thanks a lot! love Martin:)
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