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Answer Only on the Basis of the True Dharma

Posted on Sep 1, 2018

Dogen said, "When someone asks about the dharma or the essentials of practice, Zen monks must reply on the basis of the true dharma. Do not answer on the basis of expedient means that are not true, thinking the person is not a vessel (of the dharma), or is incapable of understanding because he is only a beginner." July 31, 2018.

It Starts with What You Do

Posted on Sep 1, 2018

Dogen said, "If you first change your physical behavior, your mind will be reformed as well." July 17, 2018

Who is the Teacher?

Posted on Jul 4, 2018

On Buddhist teacher scandals and the notion that we should "not confuse the teachings with the teacher." Can we even do that? And if not, then what? July 3, 2018

Start from a Hopeless Place

Posted on Jul 4, 2018

Dogen in "Record of Things Heard": "You must practice the Way with the attitude of a person owing a vast debt and being forced to return it despite being penniless. If you have this frame of mind, it is easy to attain the Way.'" June 26, 2018