To a certain extent I assumed much of what you first say. Lets face it (as he scores his riposte, and ponders just what was in your sandwich) many Christians speak of Buddhism without much insight, knowledge or even, alas, any genuine wish to see anything other than a "false way". You then follow with a few terms that are new to me and leave me floundering a bit. Trying to make sense of some of it, I think you may be alluding to some sort of distinction Eckhart makes between the Godhead and God. I may be wrong. Yes, Merton did insist that Eckhart was not the "exceptional" Christian that Suzuki seemed to see him as. And I love individuality. Though my heart is with "all ways are one" I love also that each is unique to itself. Which heartens me.