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

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