Paradoxes along the Way
- people who devote many decades with planning and reflection to the propagation of a creed of living in the moment.
- people who write many books and lecture on how the truth is not to be found in words (also a Shingon professor who insisted strongly on this doctrine and became offended when I asked him what the name of his school meant [shingon=true word])
- people who argue dialectically for the idea of non-duality
- people who teach doctrines of will-power who have not overcome their own drinking and smoking habits.
- groups that teach poverty who send out innumerable funding appeals for magnificant projects
- groups that teach the homeless life while living in stately homes
- people who are ever increasing the number and devotion of their disciples with doctrines of how everything comes from within and there is no need for teaching or gurus.
- women, many of them professed feminists, who are dedicated to schools in which women are institutionally discriminated against
- a species that, while practising all of the above, believes that what distinguishes it and raises it above all others is its capacity for rationality.