Sunday, August 30, 2015

Today's Daily Dharma: Whose Buddhism Is Truest?

Whose Buddhism Is Truest?
Just as our search for an original set of Buddha’s definitive words failed, and all we were left with were provisional versions, in the same way a search for the Buddha’s definitive meaning fails too. What we have are traditions of interpretation. But that’s not the kind of authority we imagine when we claim sectarian primacy. Sectarian authority claims assume solid essentialist ground. That type of ground is just not there.

- Linda Heuman, "Whose Buddhism Is Truest?"