Bicycles, penguins, bombs, bar mitzvahs

To clarify I will spell it out; mountains, shoes, walls, bacteria, stars, baseball games, sand, armies, bicycles, penguins, bombs, bar mitzvahs, oceans, bowling pins, soup ladles, and all other particular things, beings, and events in/of total existence-time are sentient beings, animated subjects, individual agents, doers, thinkers – persons. Accordingly, no dharma is more or less Read More …

The great matter of life-and-death

To seek to know ourself is the inevitable will of the living. But those with Eyes that see themselves are few: buddhas alone know this state. Others, non-Buddhists and the like, vainly consider only what does not exist to be their self. What buddhas call themselves is just the whole earth. In sum, in all Read More …

Experiential Verification

Where the common view finds ‘inherent fallibility’ in the ‘all too’ human condition, Zen sees the ‘inherent fallibility’ of any ‘reason’ that asserts the inferiority of subjective knowledge or the superiority of objective knowledge. The Zen axiom ‘Enlightenment by oneself without a teacher’ (mushi dokugo) is not a doctrine, precept, or revelation to be discovered, Read More …