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Dumai wrote (edited )

i could think of a few equally heterodox christians. i don't know if i could name anyone who thought exactly like simone weil or ivan illich in general, let alone among their fellow catholics. and i'd bet you most of what they wrote would be shocking to most christians.

but uh... i really try not to commit to religious authority. i belong to a denomination that was forcibly suppressed for much of its early history, in part because it rejected authority as such. but i don't think either of the buddhist masters you mentioned would deny that zen is transformative, that it demands a change in you, and i think that kind of flies in the face of this very casual "picking and choosing what works for me".