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Post by LauraJ on Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:30 am

How much of Bon is borrowed from Buddhism? (if any)


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Post by Gerry on Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:10 pm

How much of Buddhism is borrowed from Bön?

Some Buddhists claim that Bön is completely plagiarized from Buddhism.

Bönpos simply state that Shakyamuni was a student of Tönpa Shenrap’s in a previous birth and was directed to bring Theravada to where he did and when. All of Mahayana – to include Tantra and Dzogchen derived from Bön.

Personally I find it a pointless discussion as it does not reduce suffering nor take anybody to enlightenment.

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