Modern Zen Buddhism is not without its share of idiots. They deploy their cunning, elementary school intellects trying to make Zen Buddhism look stupid. They ask questions like this:
How do you detach from attachment without attaching to detaching?
What this person forgets or is not interested in learning is that, intrinsically, all beings are completely devoid of attachments since they have, already, the Buddha-nature (the enlightened essence).
If beings set about to seek this nature, which is hidden under a pile of obstructing illusions to which they are attached, their seeking is true detaching. In other words, to seek for the Buddha-nature which is devoid of attachments is the actual process of detaching, that is, detaching from illusions which make the Buddha-nature seem as yet unrealized.
Back in the good old days before idiots and the Internet, if you were curious about Zen you could read a book or two; if you were really interested you could find a Zen temple or Zen center and study there or book a flight to Japan. All has changed since that time.
Now, if you want to find out about Zen you go to Reddit or a Zen center which is mainly populated by ‘snowflakes’ to use Chuck Palahniuk’s delightful, ironic term from his novel, Fight Club. It refers to people who think that they are ‘beautiful and unique’ when most are idiots having turned into childish adults with no capacity for the sublime and, certainly, no self-awareness of just how ridiculous they are at times. By the way, this is not a good strategy for even handling one’s basic, day to day mental problems.
Personally, I find it bizarre that sine people these days cannot seem to understand just how simple Buddhism is insofar as it is really about trying to get us to identify with the unconditioned which animates our corporeal body rather than always fixating on the conditioned, animated body with its 37.2 trillion cells. Even Buddhist monks these days fail at grasping the simplicity of Buddhism which is like riding an ox in search of an ox.