Experiential Verification

To experientially verify the truth that the ‘image’ is the means as well as the object of eye-consciousness is to verify that nondual (normal) seeing is not seeing that sees beyond not-seeing (great delusion), but seeing that sees by means of not-seeing. Likewise, to verify that the ‘thought’ is the means as well as the Read More …

The Very Things, Beings, and Events Right Here-Now

The point to get is that, in Zen, it is not dharmas in general but particular dharmas that are recognized as the fundamental elements, or better activity, of the universe as it is. The universe spoken of by Shobogenzo as ‘this mind,’ ‘Buddha,’ ‘one mind,’ or ‘all dharmas’ is not merely the sum of all Read More …

No Additional Waves or Surf

Buddha – mind – is (not, ‘is like’) mountains, rivers, and the earth, the sun, moon, and stars. Mind is houses and streets, animals, guns, plants, thoughts, bombs, corpses, laughter, and cancers. Mind is all particular dharmas as they are; particular dharmas. All particular dharmas are this mind as it is; this mind. This tree Read More …