There is no uniformity, no consistency, no homogeneity, no regimentation, no orthodoxy, no systematic theology, no systematization, no orchestration, no choreography, no imposed, inorganic, ordering of life upon the living. Only death is static, unchanging, unmoving, rigid, frozen, the same forever. Jesus was inconsistent. So was the Buddha. And don't even think about their disciples! Taoism Zen and Ch'an are different in ways that do not make a difference. Buddhism and Christianity are different from them, and from each other in ways that make a difference, if inconsistencies and discordances matter. Why would inconsistencies and discordances matter? Sitting zazen is Buddhism, not Zen-- but does it matter? Why the push for consistency, accord, agreement? Why not strive for congeniality, concurrence and forbearance? Within and without? People who are focused on seeing/doing the right thing, at the right time, in the right way, in the right place can call themselves anything they wish-- and be cheered on by the rest of us-- is my take, and I reserve the same right in my own case as well.
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Beautiful expression of a world plan for tolerance!
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