Total Existence

The myriad dharmas are not arbitrary occurrences, but instances of existence-time – expressions of Buddha – to be ordered and arranged actively by the enlightened mind or passively by the deluded mind. The enlightened mind is the normal human capacity to intentionally discern and distinguish, hence concentrate and unify, the ceaseless-stream of sights, sounds, smells, Read More …

Buddhahood – Human Normality

Again, where the common worldview asserts the inherent unreliability of subjective reality (i.e. the realm of experience or knowledge), Zen recognizes subjective reality as the only realm wherein things, beings, and events are encountered and ever could be encountered. Further, where the common view sees ‘imperfection’ or ‘unreliability’ as the epitome (hence ‘normality’) of the 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 …