As a careful scholar of Marxism and as a seriously engaged student of the Buddhadharma
, Johnson was and is aware of the insatiability of human desire and the near-hegemonic force exerted by capitalism on it.
For the buddhadharma
, the redemptive act of the realized or even just aspiring Buddhist re-sets the hermeneutic frame (no less than reality itself) to a potential apprehension of wisdom critically related to the pragmatist sense of Buddhist soteriology mentioned earlier.
Thus, inquisitive CT specialists, seeking to read Christian texts in dialogue with Buddhist texts, will ask how the Buddhadharma
, teaching about the life of Enlightenment, speaks also of that process of turning back to God that builds the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love.
They gathered to discuss the problems involved in the transmission of the Buddhadharma from East to West, and particularly those focusing on the role and ethical responsibilities of spiritual teachers.
Nonetheless, Bell and most other researchers continue to see this as an ongoing ethical dilemma, breaches of which violate the Buddhadharma and endanger the developing Western Buddhist tradition.
For this group, who can be characterized as traditionalist/revisionist, Buddhadharma
has always retained a reasonably articulated sociopolitical dimension in addition to the Weberian (supposedly otherworldly) soteriological orientation.
Eihei Dogen--Mystical Realist is a journey into the deepest facets of Dogen's history and philosophical analysis of Buddhadharma