The Buddha Realm

The sentient mind experiences the reality it sees/fashions, and since bodhicitta is intrinsic to the normal mind, the realm we genuinely aspire for – the Buddha realm – is more authentic then the realm experienced by the detached passivity of the ‘ordinary’ reflexive mind. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Read More …

Infinite and eternal

To recognize that reality is infinite and eternal is to, thereby, recognize that our experiential capacities (thus we ourselves) are infinite and eternal – if they were not so, we could not recognize reality to be so. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview 

Seeing is believing

Existence is experience, experience is existence – seeing is believing, believing is seeing. Seeing is fashioning and fashioning is expressing; the clearer the seeing the more effective the fashioning and the greater the reality expressed. Dogen says, “Total existence is Buddha-nature” (Shobogenzo, Bussho) – every expression is an expression of Buddha, an instance of Buddha-nature. Read More …