Each Is All, All Is Each

This notion of existence-time is central to Zen’s vision of reality… The most significant implication of this… is that each and every particular thing, being, and event (i.e. dharma) is an intrinsic and essential element of total time, and each and every moment or duration of time is an intrinsic and essential element of total Read More …

Objective Reality and Subjective Reality are Coessential Elements of a Single Unified Reality

  It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. ~Jonathan Swift   Do not misunderstand Buddhism by believing the erroneous principle ‘a special tradition outside the scriptures.’ ~Zen Master Dogen, Shobogenzo, Bukkyo   The criticism of specific doctrines and literary expressions has frequently been superficially Read More …

Perniciousness of False Views in Zen and Cosmology

In recent decades our knowledge of the cosmos as well as our knowledge of Zen has greatly improved – and greatly altered – our understanding of both. New discoveries, advances in technology and methodology, and more extensive research have revealed much in both realms that was formerly unsuspected. As a result, whole new avenues of Read More …