Impermanence is the Path
Daily Wisdom / Zen

Impermanence is the Path

In one of his most important essays, the great twelfth-century Japanese Zen master Dogen writes, “Impermanence is itself Buddha Nature.” This seems quite different from the classical Buddhist notion of impermanence, which emphasizes the loss side of the loss-change-renewal equation. For Dogen, impermanence isn’t a problem to be overcome with diligent effort on the path. … Continue reading