Total Existence

The myriad dharmas are not arbitrary occurrences, but instances of existence-time – expressions of Buddha – to be ordered and arranged actively by the enlightened mind or passively by the deluded mind. The enlightened mind is the normal human capacity to intentionally discern and distinguish, hence concentrate and unify, the ceaseless-stream of sights, sounds, smells, Read More …

Experiencing is fashioning

To experience sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tactile sensations, and thoughts is to fashion sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tactile sensations, and thoughts. Sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tactile sensations, and thoughts exhaust the modes in which reality manifests. A Zen practitioner is one that continuously strives to increase their capacities to fashion these six ever-advancing streams of Read More …

Expressions of reality

Each and all dharmas are ‘expressions of reality,’ ‘expressions of Buddha’ – to see dharmas as they are, is to accurately read (hence understand) expressions of reality. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview