Objective Reality and Subjective Reality are Coessential Elements of a Single Unified Reality

  It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. ~Jonathan Swift   Do not misunderstand Buddhism by believing the erroneous principle ‘a special tradition outside the scriptures.’ ~Zen Master Dogen, Shobogenzo, Bukkyo   The criticism of specific doctrines and literary expressions has frequently been superficially Read More …

The Sole Ancestor

Each being sees ‘it’ in accordance with their unique integral character, thus fashions a realm of the self-same homeland that is novel from the realm of any other. As the various great mythologies are various dialects of the expression of the one mind or universal Buddha, the various sentient beings are various members of ‘one Read More …

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 …