Im not trying to sound like a baptist preacher or anything, but the guy was a Buddhist, espoused Buddhist (whether cliche' or not) beliefs, which deny Christ. I dont care how popular or well like the guy was. To me, trying to legitimize his way to God is a fool's errand. If he held to these beliefs until his unfortunate demise, then it is my personal belief that he is separated from God. To me, it dosen't matter if the guy thought Jesus was ok, or "a good moral teacher" or that other drivel. Im sorry if it sounds like Im pontificating, Im really not trying to. This is just my belief on this matter.