“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Keep Your Mouth Shut and Look Directly at Impermanence"

Thanks Zachary Price: I'm now reading the first book of Zen I've read in a long time, by Katagiri Roshi, erstwhile denizen of the San Francisco Zen Center. It's totally fresh. And he's down with the idea that time is not a succession of now-points.

The profundity on time has to do with his Soto training, within the powerful lineage of Dogen. Dogen's being-time is to be explored soon.

1 comment:

G-Pack said...

Katagiri is lovely, isn't he? His dharma heir Steve Hagen is my teacher here in Minneapolis. Very direct.