There are many schools of Buddhism, and tons of different concepts that are off in Buddhism. I’ll just mention a few:

  • Meditation as a path to liberation
  • That there is a path to liberation
  • That someone could be enlightened / liberated
  • A teacher / guru / lama / lineage
  • Deity worship
  • Practicing anything such as compassion or loving-kindness with an intention of it having any effect
  • The idea of training the mind / controlling the thoughts
  • I recently listened to a long talk about no-self by a buddhist scholar. He clearly had no idea what he was talking about and seemed to believe that there is someone who could somehow achieve no-self

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