Seeing ‘it’

Scientific institutions are consensual, thus conservative; their tenets are relinquished only through a long, gradual, painstaking process. Zen is individual and fluid; truths are cast-off in the very process through which they are realized. Zen’s relation to science is ‘adaption’ rather than ‘adoption.’ Similarly, Zen assimilates and utilizes religion, philosophy, medicine, law, and any other Read More …

Particular forms actualized by particular beings

To clarify, the Zen practitioner assimilates and utilizes the findings and methods of science, for example, as specific instances of existence-time, expressions effective for advancing liberation and fulfillment, not as fixed laws or infallible techniques. Such assimilation and use is simply the natural conduct of one that recognizes existence-time as constituted of particular forms actualized Read More …

Authentic practice-enlightenment

While I speak of practice-enlightenment in the terms of Zen Buddhism I do not mean to suggest that authentic practice-enlightenment is confined to a specific mythology, or any other system or sphere of interest. Insofar as science, religion, philosophy, agriculture, politics, carpentry, or other realm or activity are conducted in harmony with the normal mind Read More …