Home > Letters

Buddhism has no texts?

by Dion Peoples, Bangkok, Thailand, The Buddhist Channel, Nov 30, 2008

I refer to the article 'Buddhism has to evolve to remain socially relevant in Asia'.

The article is quoted as saying: "Buddhism has no texts"? Interesting... then what is the Tipitaka? Please ensure accuracy before posting an article - or you misrepresent Buddhism.

Dion Peoples
PhD Candidate & Lecturer - Buddhist Studies
Faculty of Buddhism, Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University
Bangkok, Thailand

Editor's note: We managed to contact the speaker Mr Lokesh Chandra. Apparently what he meant was that originally the Buddha's words were orally transmitted. Therefore, historically speaking the early Buddha-Dharma were not "text based". We hope this clears the misconception.

Web www.buddhistchannel.tv www.buddhistnews.tv

Get your Korean Buddhist News here, brought to you by BTN-Buddhist Channel

The Mandala app brings together Buddhist wisdom and meditation techniques with the latest insights of psychology and neuroscience to handle the challenges and complexities of modern life. The App offers a series of engaging talks and conversations with experts on a wide variety of topics, such as managing stress, dealing with adversity, developing greater resilience, cultivating empathy and compassion, creating healthy relationships, and many more. These topics are explored to help find greater peace, meaning and joy in our lives. Our panel of experts include Dr, Thupten Jinpa, Daniel Goleman, Kelly McGonigal and others.FREE DOWNLOAD here
Point your feed reader to this location
Submit an Article
Write to the Editor

      About The Channel   |   Disclaimer