Bielefeldt. Participatory Buddhism
If we have an historical obligation to criticize our tradition, we must also recognize that the more we fix the tradition to our liking, the less power it may have to challenge us to fix ourselves.
I have thought about this a lot – the need to have something to push against. Perfection is death. Rebellion against parents/institutions/traditions can initiate growth. Or take this musical example: Segovia brought the guitar into the concert hall when it was still looked down upon as a folk instrument. I am sure that was an uphill struggle for a while.