selflesness, which is a basis of zen
Intellectually, maybe this is OK.
Otherwise, it is like feeding rat poison to a beloved child.
Let me ask you, you were in DBZ for 9 years, right? But did you ever went to the zen monastery for real training? Actually you have to show some quality when you enter, since you would be brutalized... I mean there is nothing wrong with it, just if there is no readiness to drop the self, i.e. for selflessness, then there is no space for zen training. If for you it is only ''maybe intellectually'' it only clearly shows that you never been for any zen training in its real and true sense. Zen in the sense of steep and quick path to enlightenment.
In a monastery you would be discouraged already by waiting for hours and the entrance calling for any attention... believe me. And the monk or teacher in charge would quickly show you, your own lack of spirit for serious zen training. And once you enter this stream you have no time to even think if your teacher is ok or not ok... how one can preoccupy oneself with such crazy question while trying to drop the self, or to be selfless???
No wonder Shimano got problems in this american protestant puristic surrounding
I guess he was very kind to people
maybe too kind...
One point.. I have seen in Japan for years many Westerners coming and.. complaining.. even when they were under most accomplished master. And always they had their own important agenda.. yes, that is true. With Shimano sounds so similar...