禪宗=Zazen Buddhism=Zen Buddhism=Son Buddhism=Chan Buddhism; Meister Eckhart
In this essay I should like to approach the question of freedom, a concern common to both Meister Eckhart and Zen Buddhism, by way of language. In so doing, I mean to focus on the way freedom is explained and exemplified in Eckhart and Zen. The topic is a tangle of problems that really calls for a book--a book too big for me to write. Let it suffice here to make a modest beginning.