Zeroness is Freedom
Daily Wisdom / Zen

Zeroness is Freedom

Mahayana’s philosophical interpretation of “zeroness” (ṡūnyatā) led to a revolution in Buddhist thinking. Zeroness represented the lack of absolute value and substantiality of the phenomenal world. The notion of zeroness evolved from the earlier Buddhist teaching of anātman, or no-self — the denial of the substantial reality of the self and what belongs to the … Continue reading

What’s Underneath
Daily Wisdom / Zen

What’s Underneath

A student got discouraged because the higher states he experienced always passed. “What’s the use?” he asked. Suzuki Roshi laughed and said, “That’s right, no use. All these states come and go, but if you continue your practice, you find there’s something underneath.” From Zen Is Right Here: Teaching Stories and Anecdotes of Shunryu Suzuki, … Continue reading