Question

I have the pleasure to write this message to you, because I would like to be informed about the comparison between zen and the islam. I have wished so much to practice zen, but I have never found a master to learn from

Answer from Master Kosen

There is no zen, nor islam, nor christianism, nor buddhism: the truth is the same for everyone, whether we want it or not. This type of complications have been created by humans. They have created sects, religions and churches, to manipulate people and to dominate them through fear and guiltiness. But, when we speak about the soul of zen and the soul of islam, they are exactly the same, because God is unique and everything at the same time. So, from this point of view, there is no one who could distinguish one self from the others.


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