Objective Reality and Subjective Reality are Coessential Elements of a Single Unified Reality

  It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. ~Jonathan Swift   Do not misunderstand Buddhism by believing the erroneous principle ‘a special tradition outside the scriptures.’ ~Zen Master Dogen, Shobogenzo, Bukkyo   The criticism of specific doctrines and literary expressions has frequently been superficially Read More …

Perniciousness of False Views in Zen and Cosmology

In recent decades our knowledge of the cosmos as well as our knowledge of Zen has greatly improved – and greatly altered – our understanding of both. New discoveries, advances in technology and methodology, and more extensive research have revealed much in both realms that was formerly unsuspected. As a result, whole new avenues of Read More …

The nondual nature of aspiration and realization, desire and fulfillment

This yellow flower, that melodious bird-song, this particular doubt, that specific memory – this very life-and-death – as it is here-now is the sacred life of Buddha; thus Shobogenzo presents and elucidates the nondual nature of aspiration and realization, desire and fulfillment. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview