I am not referring to monks, or to piety, or to hypocrites per se.

Is there a need to appear authoritative when you are not, and if this manifests in Buddhism in any way peculiar to it?

  • I’m voting to close this question because this question does not appear to be about Buddhist philosophy, teaching, and practice, within the scope defined in the help center. Its just rambling psychobabble. This question is likely to be answered with opinions rather than facts and citations. – Dhammadhatu Mar 14 at 0:24
  • Please clarify the question. "Is there a need" is very vague. The title is ambiguous. – Andrei Volkov Mar 14 at 0:50
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    @AndreiVolkov Perhaps we should reopen the question or delete Dhammadhatu's answer -- there was once a meta-topic saying that it's objectionable to answer a topic, and to also close it to prevent other other people's answering it. – ChrisW Mar 14 at 7:42
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    @Dhammadhatu If you want to vote to close (which may be fair enough) then perhaps you shouldn't answer (or delete your answer). – ChrisW Mar 14 at 7:43

I don’t think you understand the Buddhism... Sabbe Dhamma Anatta... All religions are without Self... that applies to Buddhism as well... There is no need to appear authoritative when you are not. You can make your own conclusions... Buddha was logical... you may reach to same conclusions even if you haven’t read anything about Buddha... Essentially, do not pursue Buddhism, pursue the Truth.

  • this answer is just nonsense. it seems to say that because of anattta no-one has any authority anyway, and that there is no such thing as buddhism. – anon Mar 15 at 17:58

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