Reading reality

When one clearly sees reality as it is – particular dharmas here-now – one is enabled to think, speak, and act appropriately. In other words, to see dharmas as they are is to ‘clearly discern’ or ‘accurately read’ reality. Excerpt from,  Zen Cosmology: Dogen’s Contribution to the Search for a New Worldview 

An actual instance of the whole universe

It is one of the triumphs of the human that he can know a thing and still not believe it. East of Eden, John Steinbeck The very act of respectfully meeting and serving is the buddha. This is in accordance with the notion of the enactment-buddha (gyobutsu), wherein enactment and buddha are one. Hee-Jin Kim,The Read More …

Ideas do not taint true practice

After a talk, Marilynn said, “Sometimes you say that spiritual practice is not necessary, and sometimes you say that we must cease conceptualization. I am confused.” Louie Wing said, “True spiritual practice is not tainted with the idea of spiritual practice. Ceasing conceptualization is not ceasing thought. Spiritual practice does not create reality; it directs Read More …