Experiential Verification

To experientially verify the truth that the ‘image’ is the means as well as the object of eye-consciousness is to verify that nondual (normal) seeing is not seeing that sees beyond not-seeing (great delusion), but seeing that sees by means of not-seeing. Likewise, to verify that the ‘thought’ is the means as well as the Read More …

The Many Don’t ‘make-up’ The One Mind – The Many Are The One Mind

Dogen was also persistent in stressing that when the Zen masters identify the ‘one mind’ as the ‘myriad dharmas’ they are not speaking generally or arbitrarily. ‘The many’ is not reducible to ‘the ‘one,’ ‘the one’ is not made-up of ‘the many’ – ‘the one’ is identical to ‘the many’ and vice versa. Just as Read More …

The Living Nature of Emptiness

…whatever else might be true of emptiness, Shobogenzo attributes it with at least these positive characteristics: Emptiness is present in/as existence-time Emptiness is differentiated Emptiness is active Emptiness is sentient Emptiness is intelligible Emptiness is communicable Even after this short foray into Dogen’s treatment of emptiness, it is clear that his vision cannot be understood Read More …