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

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