This Saturday I will have a chance to meet someone whose father is a Zen Buddhist.
Personal things aside, along with learning Zen, I have found out the similarity that Zen, one of whose main methods, Koan, is the method of dialogue between its master and his disciples. Should death be the final destination and therefore nothing is constant (which is a principle of Zen), wouldn't this be reminiscent, for example, of Engels' words? (Nothing is constant through human history (although theirs is aimed at the Western capitalistic mode of production).
And for example, it was Takuan who said if humans are unable to touch fire then they would not feel burnt, which reminds me of Weiner's rader system (or human-the-machine thoughts).
Any ideas will be welcome.