No Additional Waves or Surf

Buddha – mind – is (not, ‘is like’) mountains, rivers, and the earth, the sun, moon, and stars. Mind is houses and streets, animals, guns, plants, thoughts, bombs, corpses, laughter, and cancers. Mind is all particular dharmas as they are; particular dharmas. All particular dharmas are this mind as it is; this mind. This tree 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 …

Zen Form Zen Reality

Just at this moment of bowing in veneration, prajna is realized as explanations that can be understood: [explanations] from “precepts, balance, and wisdom,” to “saving sentient beings,” and so on. This state is described as being without. Explanations of the state of “being without” can thus be understood. Such is the profound, subtle, unfathomable prajna Read More …