I'd like to continue this special series of "readings that will help in understanding Zen readings" with a bit more of ...
Once-Born, Twice-Born Zen by Conrad Hyers
I agree with those folks who think the "Once-Born Twice-Born" categories are a bit black/white and broad brush. I do think the book helpful, though, in appreciating these contrasting, but complementary flavors of Zen practice. The descriptions are pretty accurate portraits of these two "not-two schools" of approach, I find.
As always, I emphasize that it is not a question of insisting that one way or the other is the "only way" or even "right way".
This week's reading can be downloaded here (PDF) ...