Speaking of consciousness

Sentience is consciousness, consciousness is only and always someone (self) conscious of something (other) – apart from either a self or an other ‘consciousness’ is meaningless: When speaking of consciousness of self and other, there is a self and an other in what is known; there is a self and an other in what is Read More …

Form Is Emptiness, Emptiness Is form

Here it may be worth noticing an obvious truth: to experience (epistemology) one’s form (ontology) as empty necessarily requires one to have a form. Hence, it is inevitable that any and every actual experience of emptiness is and must also be an actual experience of form. To clearly see, one must have a form with Read More …

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 …