Seeing Not-Seeing

True seeing is active, intentional seeing; seeing that sees seeing as it is; sees that seeing is seeing/not-seeing. Likewise, true thinking is thinking that knows (thinks) thinking is thinking/not-thinking – called ‘nonthinking,’ and ‘right-thinking’ in Shobogenzo. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview 

Facing reality squarely

[the] authentic Zen practitioner is one that directly and unconditionally faces whatever the world presents, no matter how difficult, uninviting, demanding, tedious, terrifying, or horrific. Contemporary ‘Zen’ doctrines or methods that encourage submission to and or detachment from the world as it is diverge widely from the classic Zen teachings which insist on giving focused Read More …

The more the whole self is involved, the realer one’s self is

Clearly, in the particular world we actually inhabit instinct and intuition are as essential to each thought, word, and deed as are sensation, emotion, and the intellect. Reason is as crucial to the poet as it is the philosopher, the sexual impulse is as necessary to the mother as it is to the lover. From Read More …