Answer from Master Kosen
No matter if they are Buddhist, Christian or Moslem, and in particular when they exert a social power and involve themselves in the life of people. This can go as far as ideological or political power. They are only sects in the end which one day obtained enough influences to impose themselves on entire populations.
Zen reveals in us a religious spirit, because we all have in us this potential, but it does not ask us to belong to a church, except when it is corrupted. To even receive the ordination means an engagement to oneself and not a membership to a church, it is on this point that I disagree with the AZI.
Each one must become, on the contrary, responsible for its own life and deeply free. I am in this sense for a laic Zen even if it is deeply religious. The Tibetan Buddhists confessed their past errors, Dalaï Lama himself declared that hard test which they had to undergo through their exile had opened their eyes to them on certain past errors and had purified their hearts.
I do not agree with these people who systematically try to dirty entire communities by digging in dustbins and by carrying out caricatural research taken out of their historical and cultural contexts.
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