What can those following the Theravada learn when studying the Mahayana as the Mahayana see it?

What can those following the Mahayana learn when studying the Theravada as the Theravada see it?

Is it possible for individuals to use different concepts and arrive at the same goal even though those concepts are misinterpreted by many people in both schools?

  • While I appreciate the good will, all answers to this would have to be individual opinions - and I'm afraid that leaves us outside the format. – Andrei Volkov Oct 20 at 17:52
  • Maybe you can ask, as Theravada or Mahayana practitioner, what have you learned from the other school? This would make it experience-based. – Andrei Volkov Oct 20 at 17:55
  • What else can we give but opinion? You mean we should remember that it is just are opinion? It's my opinion that you are reading this as each word goes by in this sentence. How do you feel right now? Whatever you are experiencing, that's your opinion. – Lowbrow Oct 20 at 18:00
  • I read that theoretically a "good" answer is "based on" something, either "a reference" or "personal experience". One way to ask this might be as a reference-request question, "can you give me any references to people who've talked or written about the benefit of learning from more than one school?", for example. Or ask for personal experience perhaps, "If you studied with more than one school, how is that good or better?" -- that would match Andrei's second comment-suggestion (though it's a bit of an open-ended polling question, seems alright though). – ChrisW Oct 20 at 18:47
  • Another possibility can be to identify "a practical problem you actually face", the one you asked seems quite theoretical -- general, broad, universal. – ChrisW Oct 20 at 18:56

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