Authentic practice-enlightenment

While I speak of practice-enlightenment in the terms of Zen Buddhism I do not mean to suggest that authentic practice-enlightenment is confined to a specific mythology, or any other system or sphere of interest. Insofar as science, religion, philosophy, agriculture, politics, carpentry, or other realm or activity are conducted in harmony with the normal mind Read More …

The true nature of reason (dori)

Insofar as it is real, ‘reason’ is only actualized as particular thoughts, words, and deeds by particular beings in and as particular place-times. No rational thought, word, or deed has ever been realized apart from a particular being’s aspiration to realize it. No aspiration has ever been realized apart from a particular being’s ability to Read More …

Zen practice-enlightenment

Zen practice-enlightenment is a particular skillful means/ends, a particular Way, established and refined through sincere wholehearted effort and discipline, of actualizing universal enlightenment (normality) through the normal (enlightened; accurate, adequate, appropriate) arrangement of particular instances of experience (dharmas). A normal arrangement is an arrangement that advances, elaborates, or otherwise enhances the arbitrary, haphazard arrangement of Read More …