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 – thus genuinely actualize their dharma-position in the homeland of the self – they certainly qualify as, indeed amount to, authentic practice-enlightenment.

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