This in the background.
Christ died at six. He died at cocktail hour.
If Mama is right and the world is my oyster, then I must have an allergy to shellfish.
when … a person … claims he is cured of any beliefs, … one should … counter “OK, but where is the fetish that enables you to (pretend to) accept reality ‘the way it is’?”
“Western Buddhism” is such a fetish. It enables you to fully participate in the frantic pace of the capitalist game while sustaining the perception that you are not really in it; that you are well aware of how worthless this spectacle is; and that what really matters to you is the peace of the inner Self to which you know you can always with-draw.