Arousing the Way Seeking Heart

What is the Way Seeking Heart?Sometimes it is referred to as the "thought of enlightenment" and in Sanskrit, bodhicitta (click here for the Wikipedia entry). In Guidelines for Studying the Way, Dogen takes up this issue, saying the various names for the Way Seeking Heart all refer to " and the same mind."The same and one mind. Hmmm.What mind is that?The first piece of reflection in the just-launched Vine of Obstacles: Online Support for Zen Training is about this essential … [Read more...]