One day, Chang-sha Ching-tsen (d. 868), one of the well-known Chinese Ch'an masters, wandered in the mountain. When he was back just at the gate of the temple, the head monk asked him:
-Where have you been, Sir?
As pointed out Buddhism comes in many flavors and many isms. I like all ice creams, but only can eat one at a time. As a scholar I also like words but can only use one at a time. Many times I am confused on what flavor I am eating and of what ism my words reflect.
But never fear, I have the Rustics of the world to help me.
My friend, could you tell me what is the difference between a Bodhisattva, Arahant and Aryian and does