East and West Comparison
Less investigation vs. Less faith
Less direct vs . Less virtuous
Less independent vs. Less obedient
Less equality among equals vs. Less inequality among unequals
What is “East” and what is “West”?
Are these defined in EBT suttas?
Perhaps this thread belongs in another category?
How might this be useful etc.?
May all be happy, peaceful, ultimately freed from all suffering.
Less investigation of the authenticity of texts
Less faith in modern commentaries
Less independent research
Less faith in texts due to unverified authenticity
Less faith in old commentaries
Extravagant independent research
Any corrections ?
… this may simply be a personal view, but considering the involvement and deep appreciation of Eastern & Western persons in the EBT work resulting in SuttaCentral.net (suttas; vinaya; the A-stuff; and essays and more which are resulting…) i personally don’t see the above generalizations holding water.
However, @thang perhaps you are sorting out some ideas and conditioning as part of engagement with what the Buddha taught. Imo, such is doing the work in following the Path. And that is excellent imo.