People don't write me, thankfully, like they write Brad Warner about these things, but I would tend to agree with him.
Even though us Rinzai folk are more "enlightenment-centric," the fact is, it still takes us years to do what Mr. Merzel claims to be able to do before lunch time.
This practice is not a quick fix; never was, and for those that are hurting (why else would anyone come to Buddhism?) Big Mind ™ is simply too fraught with danger to be considered in any way skillful means.
Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Post Thanksgiving state of play
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