Hello Treeleafers,

Today i found a discussion in a german buddhist forum about the role of the 5 silas in Soto-Zen and Zen Buddhism in general. They talked about two famous Soto-Masters who were very attached to ciggars and alcohol (i forgot their names, but i can look them up if you want), and they were not the only ones.

So my question:

What is the relationship between Zen and the 5/8/10 Silas?
And when they viewed as relative, how are other common buddhist teachings handled?

Have a nice evening!