Our mythopoeic capacity

In failing to clearly see that our mythopoeic capacity embodies our thinking mind or intellect, rather than being embodied (or produced) by our mind or intellect, we thereby obstruct our genuine desire (bodhicitta) by subjecting it to the realm of abstract speculation thus confining it to the limitations of literalism and generalization. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Read More …

Aspiration for enlightenment (embodying the Buddha Way)

… authentic aspiration for enlightenment (bodhicitta) only manifests as particular instances of genuine desire to deliver all beings from suffering, realize liberation from all greed, hatred, and ignorance, awaken to all truths, and fully embody the Buddha Way. In short, a person who genuinely aspires for enlightenment must ‘already be a person who is it.’ Read More …

Fashioning the Buddha-Dharma

… it is worth noticing why those that describe the ‘great Bodhisattva vows’ or ‘annuttara-samyak-sambodhi’ as ‘ideals’ of Buddhism misrepresent the Buddha-Dharma. Expressions are phenomena, instances of existence-time, not ideals, actualizations, not potentials. To accurately express the Buddha-Dharma, one must accurately see (understand, think) the Buddha-Dharma, to accurately see the Buddha-Dharma is to accurately fashion Read More …