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 

Easy to understand, difficult to do

The truth of awakening is simple and straightforward, however, it is not easy. All of the great sages serve as models of perseverance and determination. There are no secret formulas or esoteric doctrines; just cease conceptualization and observe your own inherent awareness. Put your mind at ease and clarify the essence. It is easy to Read More …

Your mind, right here, right now

When you make efforts, thinking there is something to awaken to, you are positing a gap between what is awakened to, and the one that awakens. There is no gap between reality and your own mind. If you cling to the slightest notion that there is something to be gained, you are only entangling yourselves Read More …