mahayana chauvinist language

mahayana chauvinist language

I try to not use the word hinayana by the way if, because hinayana is kind of a mahayana chauvinist language, it is not a good term, we should really refrain using this word. When I was in Burma I was not even a Buddhist. I was incognito. And there was this Korean monk who was like really mahayana hardline sort of. And he was in the teaching and every day, almost every day he gets into trouble. The monk, the meditation master was very honest actually, he actually towards the end he really basically said mahayana was never taught by the buddha. And one day I even, one day I actually sort of brought up the, pretending, how would this so called tantric thing. Ahh. This theravadin monk, oh that is very evil. That is actually hindu mixture and all of that. I have to get along with him actually. Do you know why? We, so called the mahayana people, while sharvakayana people, while theravadins they don’t have the burden to proof that the theravadin teaching is buddhas teaching. We have to proof. And not only that, we have to accept the theravadin teaching is the teaching taught by the Buddha.

Parting from the four attachments, Nepal June 2009
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