Particular forms actualized by particular beings

To clarify, the Zen practitioner assimilates and utilizes the findings and methods of science, for example, as specific instances of existence-time, expressions effective for advancing liberation and fulfillment, not as fixed laws or infallible techniques. Such assimilation and use is simply the natural conduct of one that recognizes existence-time as constituted of particular forms actualized Read More …

The nondual nature of aspiration and realization, desire and fulfillment

This yellow flower, that melodious bird-song, this particular doubt, that specific memory – this very life-and-death – as it is here-now is the sacred life of Buddha; thus Shobogenzo presents and elucidates the nondual nature of aspiration and realization, desire and fulfillment. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview 

Implications of Interdependence

If reality is infinite and eternal ‘we,’ being interdependent with the myriad dharmas, must be infinite and eternal – to verify Zen’s affirmation that reality is infinite and eternal would be to, thereby, verify our experiential capacity (our human normality) is infinite and eternal. If it were not, we could not experience it to be Read More …