Manifesting the Universe

Zen cosmology recognizes the universe as a continuous, creative activity – a ceaseless, dynamic ‘advance into novelty.’ In fact, Zen practice-enlightenment itself is understood to be a mutually coordinated process between objective and subjective reality in a continuous ‘actualization of the universe’ (genjokoan). ‘Genjokoan,’ (genjo; realization, and koan; public case, dharma, also, yin-yang or universe) 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 …

The Sole Ancestor

Each being sees ‘it’ in accordance with their unique integral character, thus fashions a realm of the self-same homeland that is novel from the realm of any other. As the various great mythologies are various dialects of the expression of the one mind or universal Buddha, the various sentient beings are various members of ‘one Read More …