Conceptual division

The conceptual division of aspiration and rationality is as dualistic – hence, as untenable – as the independent existence of form and essence, appearance and reality, self and not-self, and every other dualistic notion exhibited by the hesitant, fearful, and repressed forms of passivity, often in the guise of scientific rationalism or radical skepticism. Excerpt Read More …

What Can Be Understood

Truth can never be told as to be understood, and not be believ’d. ~William Blake Zen agrees, and would only add that something not understood can never be believed, never be told (expressed) – and never be true (existent). For, our actual understanding or vision of the things, beings, and events we hope for is Read More …

Words of Buddha

As expressions of Buddha, dharmas are scriptures (sutras); words of Buddha. To see the true nature of a mountain or ocean is to accurately understand an expression of Buddha, to understand an expression of Buddha is to see Buddha (kenbutsu). Accordingly, to see Buddha (kenbutsu) is to hear and understand dharmas as ‘this sutra.’ Excerpt Read More …