Why "flat is better than nested"?

rustom rustompmody at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 13:34:37 CET 2010

On Nov 6, 2:52 pm, Peter Otten <__pete... at web.de> wrote:
> rustom wrote:
> > If you take zen seriously you dont get it
> > If you dont take zen seriously you dont get it
> You forgot:
> If you explain zen you don't get it

I guess different communities have different settings for 'explanation-
toleration' (as also 'seriousness')

eg. Classical zen: If you the Buddha on the road kill him!

Now :s/the Buddha/Jesus Christ/ and it suddenly seems more offensive
-- not because the Buddha and Jesus Christ are all that different but
because the respective communities have different seriousness

And as for another teacher whose sphere of influence was a few hundred
km from Jesus' I am going to be even more careful because the
seriousness-defaults are set lower still...

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