Particular forms actualized by particular beings

To clarify, the Zen practitioner assimilates and utilizes the findings and methods of science, for example, as specific instances of existence-time, expressions effective for advancing liberation and fulfillment, not as fixed laws or infallible techniques. Such assimilation and use is simply the natural conduct of one that recognizes existence-time as constituted of particular forms actualized Read More …

Infinite and eternal

To recognize that reality is infinite and eternal is to, thereby, recognize that our experiential capacities (thus we ourselves) are infinite and eternal – if they were not so, we could not recognize reality to be so. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview 

The supreme aim of Zen

Now, according to Zen, enlightenment or Buddhahood – the supreme aim of Zen – is realized by seeing one’s true nature (kensho) or seeing Buddha (kenbutsu). As we saw earlier, the Heart Sutra presents this experience in terms of ‘clearly seeing one’s body-mind is empty.’ Above we saw how Dogen, with the help of Layman Read More …