The true nature of reason (dori)

Insofar as it is real, ‘reason’ is only actualized as particular thoughts, words, and deeds by particular beings in and as particular place-times. No rational thought, word, or deed has ever been realized apart from a particular being’s aspiration to realize it. No aspiration has ever been realized apart from a particular being’s ability to 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 …

What Can Be Understood

Truth can never be told as to be understood, and not be believ’d. ~William Blake Zen agrees, and would only add that something not understood can never be believed, never be told (expressed) – and never be true (existent). For, our actual understanding or vision of the things, beings, and events we hope for is Read More …