Each Is All, All Is Each

This notion of existence-time is central to Zen’s vision of reality… The most significant implication of this… is that each and every particular thing, being, and event (i.e. dharma) is an intrinsic and essential element of total time, and each and every moment or duration of time is an intrinsic and essential element of total Read More …

Existence is Experience

To hold that a reality exists above, beyond, or otherwise independent of one’s experience or knowledge of reality, is to supplement one’s view of knowledge (epistemology) with an abstract concept. Moreover, because the concept in this case not only lacks any basis in experience but contradicts it, to truly hold such a view is to Read More …

What We Are and What We Know are Not Two (Nondual)

From its very beginning Buddhism has emphasized the mental nature of reality. The first verse of the Dhammapada, one of the earliest and most revered expressions of Buddhism, reads: We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Dhammapada [Translated by Thomas Byrom, Shambhala, Read More …