• Michael - I don't think they have any assumptions because they are so confused by this sort of information.  If I, like these students, relied on the teachings of Thich Nat Hahn for my spiritual understanding I'd to be spinning in circles trying to identify anything that's real.  

    Sometimes gurus can confuse us more than enlighten us.

    And.....most importantly....and the guy who asked seemed to know it.....

    HE FAILED TO ANSWER THE QUESTION.