The Basic Differences

between the Old and the new Buddha

 

 

 

The Old Buddha

Some friendly/unfriendly

 

Relativist view

 

A dharma is a thing

 

The Sakyamuni was an historical person

(Note this same transition in Christianity)

 

Buddha is a noun

 

Liberates from (life)

 

Cures ill

 

Eliminates the response to failure (i.e. suffering)

 

A dharma is an (after-) effect

 

 

 

A dharma is untrue/unreal

(because dependent)

 

An effect is empty of own existence

 

A dharma is (dead) information

 

Awakened (i.e. sees more)

 

Claims Basic Operating Systemís fault

(Note the same claim in Christianity, at least since Paul and Augustine)

 

Shifts fundamental blame-for-pain to BOSís fault

 

 

Victimís view

 

Helps eliminate local fault

 

 

 

Later:

Pre-empts failure (i.e. with the Noble 8-fold Path)

 

Died out in India and was replaced by Ganesh

 

Nirvana end of suffering

 

Samsara ≈ continuous, endless (perhaps not)

 

 

 

 

Colours: amber to red

 

 

The New Buddha

All friendly

 

Quantist view

 

A dharma is a function

 

Buddha is function inherent in all beings

 

 

Buddha is a verb

 

Liberates to (life)

 

Prevents ill

 

Manages the response to failure and success

 

A dharma is both (after-) effect and (pre-) affect (i.e. cause)

 

A dharma can be made true/real (i.e. independent)

 

A function can operate as either empty or full

 

A dharma is (potentially live) instruction

 

Aroused (speeds up)

 

Claims Basic Operating Systemís default

 

 

Shifts fundamental blame-for-pain to BOSís user fault (i.e. a mis-app)

 

Victorís view

 

Helps return to original local default setting

 

 

 

Emerged with Mahayana but forgot its core business and was voided by scholiasts (e.g. Nagarjuna et al)

 

 

Nirvana @rest

 

Samsara discretely dis-continuous

 

 

 

 

Colours: amber to green

 

 

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