What is Wrong with Duality?

What is wrong with duality? Posted some weeks back was a quote from Hee-Jin Kim which merits a little more exploration. Here is the quote:  In the Shobogenzo, “Bendowa” (1231), Dogen succinctly enunciates his Zen: “The endeavor to negotiate the Way (bendo), as I teach now, consists in discerning all things in view of enlightenment, and putting Read More …

Dharma, dharma, and dharmas

Dharma, dharma, and dharmas Next to “Buddha,” the notion of “dharma” is probably the most important concept of Buddhism. In truth, “dharma” is so variable, diverse, and pervasive in Buddhism that an entire series of books would be needed to do full justice to it. Here we only want to consider the two primary ways in Read More …

Your Consciousness is the Buddha! – Huang Po

Zen wisdom on erroneous thoughts, your consciousness, and the Buddha Q: At this moment, while erroneous thoughts are arising in my mind, where is the Buddha? A: At this moment you are conscious of those erroneous thoughts. Well, your consciousness is the Buddha! Perhaps you can understand that, were you but free of these delusory mental Read More …