Zen practice-enlightenment

Zen practice-enlightenment is a particular skillful means/ends, a particular Way, established and refined through sincere wholehearted effort and discipline, of actualizing universal enlightenment (normality) through the normal (enlightened; accurate, adequate, appropriate) arrangement of particular instances of experience (dharmas). A normal arrangement is an arrangement that advances, elaborates, or otherwise enhances the arbitrary, haphazard arrangement of experience realized by the reflexive or passive mind. This advanced ordering of dharmas is what Dogen means by, “increasing the sacred life of Buddha” (Shoji).

Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview