Re: FYI : Islands in the Clickstream - March 14, 1998

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Mon, 16 Mar 1998 15:05:08 -0800 (PST)

> Zen masters disdain the use of chemicals or electricity to induce
> enlightenment. They prefer traditions handed down for generations.

One of which is "gunpowder green" tea, a very highly concentrated
caffeine source. They also use the technologies of candles and
incense while disdaining technology.

Don't get me wrong--I practice Zazen myself, and have a great
respect for the likes of Bankei and Dogen Zenji, but don't make
the mistake of believing that Zen is more immume to hypocrisy
than any other religious practice.

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