- In a message dated 5/29/05 3:56:49 PM, lotusaware@... writes:
<< Shin Buddhism is not for analysts. It is not for PhDs.
Now if you really want to see brain busting check out Alfred Bloom's
new anthology, LIVING IN AMIDAS UNIVERSAL VOW and watch fine minds
try to explain and prove the teachings of Jodo Shin Shu. The logic
and the philosophy of most of the essays is so naive that first year
students of philosophy would see the flaws. >>
Shin Buddhism is for everyone. I have a PhD and I resent the
implication that Shin is only for anti-intellectuals and ignoramuses.
The referenced book is advanced Shin theology and contains a lot
of deep thought. Amida Dharma is infinitely profound. One can
never plumb its depths to the fullest, but it can be inspiring to
watch someone try!
> Do you know if the translation is available separate from Bloom'sDoesn't appear to be, John. But you might want to check the Numata Center
website to see if I've missed anything.
With palms together,