Sound Reason

Of course Zen recognizes there are valid reasons to doubt sensation, perception, conception, etc. (e.g. illness, injury, wrong views, etc.), but it does insist on acknowledging the fact that there is no valid reason for accepting the purely hypothetical notion that reality is ‘other than’ it appears to be. It is intrinsically irrational to posit Read More …

Reality As It Is

Believing a reality exists in the absence of experience of that reality is idolatry; reifying a purely abstract concept (i.e. a hypothetical assumption). Idolatry entails accepting as ‘true’ or ‘real’ something one has not experienced, hence something that is in direct contrast to one’s actual knowledge. Idolatry, then, not only involves granting ‘truth’ to a Read More …

Reality As It Is

Reality As It Is To see true nature is to see dharmas as they are, rather than through the ‘dark glass’ of systematic theories, generalizations, literal definitions, or fixed formulas. The true nature of the self and the world simply cannot be discerned from a perspective grounded on speculative assumptions, fixed doctrines, codes, schools, or Read More …