Your own pure and clear awareness

If you want to awaken, let go of everything. When conceptualization ceases, the myriad things cease, and all that remains is your own pure and clear awareness. It has never been hidden from you. Now is the time, here is the place. The Flatbed Sutra of Louie Wing

Zen and the Essential Role of the Discriminating Mind

Zen and the Essential Role of the Discriminating Mind According to the classic Zen teachings, it is our capacity to think, our ‘discriminating mind’ or ‘thinking mind’ that serves as the catalyst for our awakening to the true nature of reality. While the ‘thinking mind’ is frequently dismissed, ignored, or even denigrated by popular ‘Zen’ Read More …

The Practice-Enlightenment of all Buddhas Past, Present, and Future: Dharma Transmission

The practice-enlightenment of all Buddhas past, present, and future: Dharma Transmission It is important to remember that Zen practice-enlightenment has nothing to do with enacting or following a revealed path. Attempting to discover, proclaiming to understand, or worse, represent or teach “the authentic (revealed, true, supreme, etc.) path of Zen” clearly demonstrates a fallacious presupposition Read More …