Each Is All, All Is Each

This notion of existence-time is central to Zen’s vision of reality… The most significant implication of this… is that each and every particular thing, being, and event (i.e. dharma) is an intrinsic and essential element of total time, and each and every moment or duration of time is an intrinsic and essential element of total Read More …

To Exist is To Be Experienced, To Be Experienced is To Exist

If, as Zen contends, ‘to exist is to be experienced,’ then it is also accurate to say ‘to be experienced is to exist.’ Thus dharmas are not only what we experience, but also the means whereby we experience. The sun, for example, is what we see and feel as the sun, and the sun is Read More …

Nonduality and the Prevailing Worldview

Clearly, the recognition that the ‘known world’ and the ‘knowing subject’ are nondual not only invalidates the prevailing worldview, it diametrically contradicts it. According to the common view, ‘knowledge of reality’ exists independently of ‘reality itself.’ For example, your ‘knowledge of a tree’ is regarded as a product of your mind (or brain) while ‘a Read More …