Seeing true nature (kensho)

From the perspective of the individual, Zen practice-enlightenment consists in ‘seeing true nature’ (kensho) or ‘seeing Buddha’ (kenbutsu) and conducting oneself accordingly. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview 

Sound Reason

Of course Zen recognizes there are valid reasons to doubt sensation, perception, conception, etc. (e.g. illness, injury, wrong views, etc.), but it does insist on acknowledging the fact that there is no valid reason for accepting the purely hypothetical notion that reality is ‘other than’ it appears to be. It is intrinsically irrational to posit Read More …

Nothing but this reality

Reality is not something that will happen at some particular time, it simply is. Spiritual practice does not create reality. In awakening nothing is added, in delusion nothing is taken away. In the past, present, and future there is nothing but this reality. If you think that there is a reality other than this, that Read More …