Implications of Interdependence

If reality is infinite and eternal ‘we,’ being interdependent with the myriad dharmas, must be infinite and eternal – to verify Zen’s affirmation that reality is infinite and eternal would be to, thereby, verify our experiential capacity (our human normality) is infinite and eternal. If it were not, we could not experience it to be Read More …

The Sword of Enlightenment and Delusion

Enlightenment and delusion are fused in the sword that has been sharpened in the forge of buddhas and Zen ancestors. Dogen says it is easy to cut something in two, but difficult to cut into one. Emptiness and form are cut into one by the “two crossed swords” which is also the razor-sharp sword of Read More …

Seeing and Not-Seeing Are Not Things, How Could They Not Be You?

Seeing and Not-Seeing Are Not Things, How Could They Not Be You? The Surangama scripture says, “When I do not see, why do you not see my not seeing? If you see my not seeing, naturally that is not the characteristic of not seeing. If you don’t see my not seeing, it is naturally not Read More …