Cursing Form and Emptiness: Soto Zen, the Great Empty, and Going to Hell

A couple weeks ago I posted "Zen is Going to Hell and It’s the Boomers’ Fault!"Today's post is a follow up and in the blaming way of the moment, I'll say it's James Ford's fault.You see, I was all set to let the matter rest, but then this morning I read his lovely "the prayer of form and emptiness."As I've said before, James is a much nicer person than me and much more of a gentleman. He brings up an issue that I've been chewing on regarding the survey of Soto teachers that I men … [Read more...]