I imagine my opinions on this matter will upset some people. But take heart! As far as I can see I am clearly on the losing end of this battle. It seems to me that those who want to establish a Church of Zen “with teeth,” are going to be the victors. That’s just the way stuff goes. What I’m saying here today will, in the future, be remembered (if at all) only as the ravings of someone who didn’t understand what the Church of Zen now knows to be true. You folks reading in the future can vouch for me on this one.
When that happens, real Zen will go underground and start calling itself something else. That’s also the way stuff goes.
Yep, that’s the way stuff goes. Everything flows. And don’t worry, Brad, we don’t even require official robes.