You've really outdone yourself this time, shel!
Calm yourself, please.
The context was controlling emissions of semen and restraint in the sense of a yogi, not misconduct.
The question was also, "Is sexual restraint required to make progress?"
and the American Zen masters answer was, "No."
That's what's taught in American "Zen." Some of the consequences of that teaching are...
And just because Katagiri's affair was revealed after his death, does not mean that Nonin condones such things. It may in fact make him more sensitive and exercise greater restraint.
Of course, anything's possible, but there's dialog at ZFI indicating he had little direction in matters like this, which is odd, don't you think?
in your pursuit of be critical at all costs, you seem to have abandoned any pretense to objectivity, my friend.
You haven't shown where I'm off, at least not yet.
You also seem to be a bit loose with the facts - which moderators are from Treeleaf? Kojip is a ex-moderator who joined Trealeaf some time after resigning as a mod. And who else were you thinking of?
Look, ZFI is not perfect, but you go over the top with your comments. Had you been more objective, I think people would have more time for your comments which are not completely without merit, IMO. As it stands you are getting more and more ignored around here.
I trust you've heard the expression about the kettle calling the pot black. At least we'll have each other after all others forsake us.
ps: loved your last post in the Treeleaf topic. Can you believe his response. "Jundo and Taigu actually pretty powerful teachers,"