Experiencing is fashioning

To experience sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tactile sensations, and thoughts is to fashion sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tactile sensations, and thoughts. Sights, sounds, smells, tastes, tactile sensations, and thoughts exhaust the modes in which reality manifests. A Zen practitioner is one that continuously strives to increase their capacities to fashion these six ever-advancing streams of Read More …

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 

Zen: an unceasing advance into novelty

In Zen’s vision, reality itself consists of the expression of Dharma, an unceasing advance into novelty, an ongoing creative activity. Zen practice-enlightenment (shusho) is genjokoan, ‘actualizing the fundamental point’ – not the actualized, actual, or actualize of past, present, or future, but a ceaseless actualization of existence-time here-now which fully includes and transcends past, present, Read More …