Aspiration for enlightenment (embodying the Buddha Way)

… authentic aspiration for enlightenment (bodhicitta) only manifests as particular instances of genuine desire to deliver all beings from suffering, realize liberation from all greed, hatred, and ignorance, awaken to all truths, and fully embody the Buddha Way. In short, a person who genuinely aspires for enlightenment must ‘already be a person who is it.’ Read More …

Expressions of reality

Each and all dharmas are ‘expressions of reality,’ ‘expressions of Buddha’ – to see dharmas as they are, is to accurately read (hence understand) expressions of reality. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview 

Zen: an unceasing advance into novelty

In Zen’s vision, reality itself consists of the expression of Dharma, an unceasing advance into novelty, an ongoing creative activity. Zen practice-enlightenment (shusho) is genjokoan, ‘actualizing the fundamental point’ – not the actualized, actual, or actualize of past, present, or future, but a ceaseless actualization of existence-time here-now which fully includes and transcends past, present, Read More …