All of the Buddhist traditions have many lessons and valuable practices. Why choose only one? Why divide when you can add?
|Division of Buddhist Traditions|
Do you think the Buddha divided his enlightenment into sects? Of course not.
There is only one Dharma. And many paths may lead the way. With so many traditions holding such an abundance of wisdom, why wouldn't you want to take advantage of all of them? There are the similar key points of course, (Four Noble Truths, Noble Eightfold Path, etc), but the different sects and interpretations can have distinct meanings and advice which others may not possess.
So what do I call myself? A Buddhist, A Disciple of the Dharma.
I guess it's the colors that make everything beautiful. Amituofo