Water Buffalo Theology by Kosuke Koyama
Part III: Interpreting Thai Buddhist Life
A sigh and a deep breath...
Chapter 11: Buddhist, Not Buddhism
Buddhist, Not Buddhism:
"Doctrinally trained" eyes / "incarnate eyes" ... how awesomely illustrative!
"The human encounter is with a *person* and not with a *theory* or a *religion* or any other such thing." Just as God meets and encounters each of us as person rather than as a theory, an idea, or even as a Divine inspiration!
Sometimes Christians become Christianity rather than remaining Christians! A Buddhist or a Christian "complains, laughs, grieves, sweats, suffers, thirsts, and hungers." I love how he describes the idea of ice tea becoming the efficiency and effectiveness of "actualized" ice tea!