Special reading - eight types of enlightenment

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  • Kaitan
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    • Mar 2023
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    #46
    Interesting thread, indeed, talking about enlightenment seems soooo ambiguous since language is already the use of abstractions subject to particular interpretations, regardless of the conventional definitions. And so what I understand so far is that enlightenment tries to explain something that cannot be explained in words, but you have to say something. Reminds me a book from Katagiri Roshi that goes like that.

    Sorry for running long and rambling

    Gasshō

    SatToday

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    Last edited by Kaitan; 09-07-2023, 03:08 AM.
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    • Kaitan
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      • Mar 2023
      • 447

      #47
      I came back to this text a read it all this afternoon. I like the broad description of the different Buddhist schools of thought. As mentioned here in the comments he is bias towards Pure Land. Nevertheless, enjoyed reading a critical view of Zen Buddhism, knowing he hasn't been in direct contact with it. I noticed that he might have discarded the figure of bodhisattva in Chinese Buddhism, am I right? Again, it's always enriching for me to hear different points of view.

      Gasshō

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