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 …

The Path of Zen

As a tradition, activity, or institution of human civilization, ‘Zen’ denotes a path, manner, or way of life, rather than a particular structure or form. To revere a ‘Zen’ that consists of an authorized version, exclusive sect, prescribed method, formal practice, dogmatic code, or any other fixed form is to exalt a lifeless idol. Excerpt Read More …

The more the whole self is involved, the realer one’s self is

Clearly, in the particular world we actually inhabit instinct and intuition are as essential to each thought, word, and deed as are sensation, emotion, and the intellect. Reason is as crucial to the poet as it is the philosopher, the sexual impulse is as necessary to the mother as it is to the lover. From Read More …