Question: You often have said that Eastern doctrines are based on the suppression of the ego. One of the basic principles of Zen Buddhism is that truth cannot be expressed in words and that the only criterion is personal experience.
The Zen Koan system (questions and answers) is based on the principle that it is impossible to answer the teacher’s question by using formal logic.
The method is meant to spur the student on, helping to transcend the limits of logical thinking to reach a level where he has no rational support.
It seems that you often use a similar method, whether consciously or unconsciously. Is that really so?
Answer: To some extent this is also one of the techniques used in studying the wisdom of Kabbalah, but it doesn’t mean that the methods are similar, not in development nor purpose.