The Buddha Realm

The sentient mind experiences the reality it sees/fashions, and since bodhicitta is intrinsic to the normal mind, the realm we genuinely aspire for – the Buddha realm – is more authentic then the realm experienced by the detached passivity of the ‘ordinary’ reflexive mind. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Read More …

The true nature of reason (dori)

Insofar as it is real, ‘reason’ is only actualized as particular thoughts, words, and deeds by particular beings in and as particular place-times. No rational thought, word, or deed has ever been realized apart from a particular being’s aspiration to realize it. No aspiration has ever been realized apart from a particular being’s ability to Read More …

Total Existence

The myriad dharmas are not arbitrary occurrences, but instances of existence-time – expressions of Buddha – to be ordered and arranged actively by the enlightened mind or passively by the deluded mind. The enlightened mind is the normal human capacity to intentionally discern and distinguish, hence concentrate and unify, the ceaseless-stream of sights, sounds, smells, Read More …