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Re (tilly) 2: Eastern Monks vs. Western Monks

by tilly (Archbishop)
on Jul 30, 2001 at 07:06 UTC ( #100770=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Eastern Monks vs. Western Monks
in thread Eastern Monks vs. Western Monks

I think that Buddha is an inappropriate title for a PerlMonk. A Buddha has achieved enlightenment. They are beyond this world and are useless except as examples showing us that enlightenment is achievable. However the Bodhisattvas remain and assist others, just as people here assist. I like that image of active assistance of others more than the gracious acceptance of enlightenment recieved.
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