What is Enlightenment and What does It Matter Anyway?

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"When perceiving one side, the other side is concealed."So says old Dogen in his Genjokoan (translated variously but by Heine's work cited below as Spontaneous Realization of Zen Enlightenment).This little gem is quite a fulcrum for understanding dharma practice and making it real or as Dogen puts it in "Bendowa,""The endeavor to negotiate the way as I teach now, consists in discerning all things in view of enlightenment, putting a unitive awareness into practice in the midst of the … [Read more...]


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