(2) radical political ideas, especially those associated with Karl Marx.
(2) Marxism is a culmination of European science and philosophy although it is not usually recognized as such because it challenges present social arrangements;
(3) Marxist practice offers a way of resolving current social inequities and conflicts;
(4) it is not only logically coherent but also positively beneficial for any individuals who want to do so to practice both Zen meditation and Marxist politics although it is neither necessary nor appropriate to launch a new organization on this basis – I advocate involvement in already existing Zen groups and Socialist organizations;
(5) such “Zen Marxist” practice would constitute a genuine, concrete East-West synthesis as opposed to more abstract aspirations towards a meeting of the minds of East and West.
(2) the public that reads about and/or practices forms of meditation;
(3) those who feel that human problems demand some kind of new or alternative response;
(4) anyone interested in considering a specific and concrete proposal for East-West synthesis;
(5) those in academic institutions or elsewhere who value summaries and attempted clarifications of specifically philosophical issues.