Originally Posted by Gem
You say you disagree, but you think I said things which I didn't say.
I'm not trying to pin you down brother, or defeat you in argument. Where we disagree is in the fine points in any case. I am happy to agree or disagree and am not trying to convince anyone of anything.
One makes assumptions in a medium which is all text. I am fairly firm on what I am talking about, but clearly I don't know you well. I try to guess at what you are thinking, and it is hit or miss. Sorry if I offended you. I don't mean to put words in your mouth. Perhaps I get ahead of myself.
Most of the people I have communicated with who show buddhist training are interested in buddhist theory as well.
If we communicate further, I will try to restrict myself to direct and unambiguous quotation.