|Dancing Dakini, 18th Century, Tibet (Musée Guimet à Paris)|
Likewise, in the deepest sense, there is no "Buddhism," there is no "Hinduism," there is only Dharma. Yes, two great social religions have taken on their odd shapes by coalescing around various concepts, traditions, legends, technologies , etc. related to the Dharma and its realization in human life. And yes, there are distinctions and differences between these two great social religions. But there are also many distinctions and differences between various sects and systems within each one.
Meanwhile, Dharma is simply Dharma. Synonymous with Tao.
Someone who tells you that there is any genuine distinction between realization of NO SELF and realization of SELF has not arrived at either.
-- Richard Power
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