To Be is To Be Experienced

To be (exist) is to be experienced (conscious, known; epistemology), to be experienced is to be. To see is to believe (realize; make real); to believe is to see. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview p.96

The Anti-Intellectual Fallacy of Zen

Zen and the anti-intellectual fallacy In direct contradiction to the longstanding notion that Zen was aloof from, or even disparaging of literary and philosophical pursuits, scholarship has shown that such pursuits are actually considered to be essential elements of authentic Zen practice. Learning and study, it turns out, is as integral to Zen practice as Read More …

Easy to understand, difficult to do

The truth of awakening is simple and straightforward, however, it is not easy. All of the great sages serve as models of perseverance and determination. There are no secret formulas or esoteric doctrines; just cease conceptualization and observe your own inherent awareness. Put your mind at ease and clarify the essence. It is easy to Read More …