I have always had an interest in the Yogacara school of Buddhism and this recent post from the “Japan: Life and Religion” blog gave a wonderful introduction to some of the controversy over some of the school’s tenets.
One in particular states that there is a type of person that is unable to reach enlightenment by any means. The primary strength of Buddhism as a religion and as a philosophy is that it always seemed to be equitable and receptive practice, one that is open to all limited only by individual ability and striving. The idea of a “caste” of individuals that are not open to the practice seems counter-intuitive to me.
Either way, it is a great post and some insightful writing.