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 nondual nature of aspiration and realization, desire and fulfillment

This yellow flower, that melodious bird-song, this particular doubt, that specific memory – this very life-and-death – as it is here-now is the sacred life of Buddha; thus Shobogenzo presents and elucidates the nondual nature of aspiration and realization, desire and fulfillment. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview 

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 …