Aspiration and rationality

Until one clearly sees the ‘true falsity’ of dualism, one is obstructed from seeing that true ‘rationality’ (dori) can only be achieved by a being with true ‘aspiration’ to achieve it, and that true ‘aspiration’ can only be realized by a being that exercises true ‘rationality’ in pursuit of it. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution 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 …

Reading reality

When one clearly sees reality as it is – particular dharmas here-now – one is enabled to think, speak, and act appropriately. In other words, to see dharmas as they are is to ‘clearly discern’ or ‘accurately read’ reality. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview