Perniciousness of False Views in Zen and Cosmology

In recent decades our knowledge of the cosmos as well as our knowledge of Zen has greatly improved – and greatly altered – our understanding of both. New discoveries, advances in technology and methodology, and more extensive research have revealed much in both realms that was formerly unsuspected. As a result, whole new avenues of Read More …

Authentic practice-enlightenment

While I speak of practice-enlightenment in the terms of Zen Buddhism I do not mean to suggest that authentic practice-enlightenment is confined to a specific mythology, or any other system or sphere of interest. Insofar as science, religion, philosophy, agriculture, politics, carpentry, or other realm or activity are conducted in harmony with the normal mind Read More …

Aspiration and rationality

Until one clearly sees the ‘true falsity’ of dualism, one is obstructed from seeing that true ‘rationality’ (dori) can only be achieved by a being with true ‘aspiration’ to achieve it, and that true ‘aspiration’ can only be realized by a being that exercises true ‘rationality’ in pursuit of it. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution Read More …