The Blade of Discriminating Awareness Sharpens Itself
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

The Blade of Discriminating Awareness Sharpens Itself

Prajna, or discriminating awareness, is an ongoing process—constantly cutting, all the time. So all the time it is cutting, it has to sharpen its own blade. Otherwise, you would have to stop cutting to sharpen the blade. So it’s an inbuilt mechanism, so to speak. Cutting through sharpens itself, because it cuts itself as soon … Continue reading

View, Meditation, Action, Fruition
Daily Wisdom / Tibetan Dharma

View, Meditation, Action, Fruition

Please listen without your minds wandering. Though I am not skilled in composing songs, This is the way to understand the true oral instructions. Keep this in mind and ponder it. The three worlds are primordially pure. Ultimately, there is nothing more to understand. Not negation, unceasing continuity, Unchanging—such is the view. The innate essence … Continue reading

Hidden Treasure
From the Editors / Hidden Treasure

Hidden Treasure

The True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen’s Three Hundred Koans, translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi and John Daido Loori The notion that koans don’t belong to the Soto Zen tradition can’t withstand the fact that Soto’s founder, Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), compiled this monumental collection. Dogen collected the three hundred koans contained in this work called in … Continue reading