Our experiential capacities

If we are to experience the myriad dharmas ‘as they are’ then, obviously, our experiential capacities must be able to acquaint us with reality. To give credence to dualists or pseudo-Zen cultists that claim ‘we do not experience reality as it is,’ we would need to be convinced that such a claim was valid, or Read More …

Normal Seeing is Enlightened Seeing

A Buddha is one that sees normally, not through some supernormal power, but through seeing as it is. One that clearly sees through seeing, truly hears through hearing, actually smells through smelling; has verified that ‘flavor’ is what the tongue tastes, and the means whereby the tongue tastes. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Read More …

What is our ‘self’ – total existence-time

We know that we are “people who are it” just from the fact that we want to attain “the matter that is it.” Already we possess the real features of a “person who is it”; we should not worry about the already present “matter that is it.” Even worry itself is just “the matter that Read More …