Paul was given inka and transmission by Ji Bong. He has all the appropriate authorization papers and I have personally seen them. More importantly, he's a wonderful teacher who gives of himself and his time without asking for anything in return.
So...what's the truth?
Jikan wrote:This conversation is winding down. I'm going to leave it open, though, in the event that someone from Five Mountain may like to comment... or perhaps something interesting that we didn't know already might emerge.
jisahn108 wrote:I'm not sure why we have to backtrack on this. Mumun's points are all valid - but I wonder if he actually has read this thread...
jisahn108 wrote: But somehow it still seems unclear to you. You still seem to be grappling for a conclusion, thinking it seems unclear or something, despite having it spelled out repeatedly.
jisahn108 wrote: He has lied, repeatedly, about his fundamental qualification to teach Zen, start his school, and ordain and authorize others. Beyond that, let people make their own informed choice. But let them be informed, without equivocation. There is no question on this point, no need for further research. By all means, go meet the guy. Just know that he has lied. Period.
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Seishin wrote:I always cringe when I see someone wearing Buddhist robes and holding a sword.... http://www.beyondwallszen.com/martial-arts.html
Buddhist Martial Arts (Bupmudo - Somatic Buddhism)
Like your avatar for example?Seishin wrote:Good idea Jikan. And I understand why he wouldn't take part. However my comments weren't so much to do with Buddhism and Martial Arts, but the use of wearing Buddhist robes whilst holding a sword in a threatening manner.
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