Aspiration for enlightenment (embodying the Buddha Way)

… authentic aspiration for enlightenment (bodhicitta) only manifests as particular instances of genuine desire to deliver all beings from suffering, realize liberation from all greed, hatred, and ignorance, awaken to all truths, and fully embody the Buddha Way. In short, a person who genuinely aspires for enlightenment must ‘already be a person who is it.’ Read More …

Zen practice-enlightenment

Zen practice-enlightenment is a particular skillful means/ends, a particular Way, established and refined through sincere wholehearted effort and discipline, of actualizing universal enlightenment (normality) through the normal (enlightened; accurate, adequate, appropriate) arrangement of particular instances of experience (dharmas). A normal arrangement is an arrangement that advances, elaborates, or otherwise enhances the arbitrary, haphazard arrangement of Read More …

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 …