One-Pointedness Leads to Composure
Daily Wisdom / Ocean of Dharma

One-Pointedness Leads to Composure

One-pointedness is a quality of meditation in which you develop tremendous awareness. Your mind becomes very focused, very accurate. You appreciate sense perceptions, but you are not trapped by them, and they do not create samsaric, karmic problems. Because you are able to perceive, to appreciate, and to focus your mind one-pointedly, you develop a … Continue reading

Not Two Separate Things
Daily Wisdom / Zen

Not Two Separate Things

Insentient beings are often conceived of as comprising the physical universe—what we call “nature,” and think of as really dead, nonliving. People unwittingly or romantically anthropomorphize nature but think that nature is insentient. To put it another way, we draw a boundary between sentient and insentient, perceiving and judging each in a particular way. Dogen … Continue reading