Just a thought for Monday night:
The Zen master says, “if you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him."
This is considered a great insight. But of course everybody knows this is a koan, an enlightenment puzzle. So we laugh knowingly, or perhaps sit in silence.
The Institutional masters of all political persuasions say, “If you meet the Christ on the road, Crucify Him."
This is considered prudent. And everybody knows we must be prudent. So we do.
How are we Christians in any position to condemn the Buddhist who seeks enlightenment when we join the crowd and crucify the Lord?