The purpose of a zen master striking a noviate is not simply violence. Its intention is really just an oppositional method from meditation/simply looking in hopes of bringing he/she’s attention-consciousness into the present moment which is where that simple natural integration known as satori exists and can only be experienced. Satori is another word for the state of grace that is the actual state of the cosmos where all of the falderal of human mental opposition is finally perceived as both illusion and necessary…as one cannot truly experience truth without also experiencing fallacy and yet a thorough integration of opposites/duality is not merely some kind of obliteration, but a thirdness greater oneness of truth.
Grace, properly experienced and understood is always relevant, resolving and unitary. As with consciousness raising, so with economic theorizing and policy formation.