I can not get away from all the stuff on sex out there in the buddhblogospher. Heck, this stuff is almost as juicy as the bible. So and so got but hurt because they were screwing so and so, and that girl got some special transmission outside the scriptures and I am blowing the whistle because I didn't etc, etc.
I haven't even read anything but a skimming of the articles, but I get the gist. People followed human nature. They did what any other dominant animal does when the opportunity arises.
I can't seem to help but too think that this drama is all because of the mythical and totally worthless idea of Dharma Transmission. Think about it…. No one cares if the local McYoga teacher at the gym gets around. But if Babba Ram Hass is getting some strange, the whole community is in an uproar. It seems like that as soon as someone has something "Special" to give a way or withhold that the trouble starts.
My idea: Make it as worthless as a dead cats head. Lets burn the whole institution to the ground. Than it might have some value again. But until the scabs get over the idea that people screw each other for stuff, Zen and any other Contemplative tradition with some kind of transmission is irreparably broken. Well. accept maby hermits. Hermits are still cool. unless its a horney hermit… Than you might be screwed.