In line with the non-obstruction of phenomena in Hua-yen metaphysics, in which all things originate, co-exist, and integrate simutaneously, time as existence-time in Dogen's Zen is at once temporal and spatial:

". . . All existence and all worlds are included in a particular temporality. ...Mutually exclusive and discontinuous times and periods are "variously" formed (ijo) in the present moment."

In its radical discontinuity, existence-time subsumes space and time totally and exhaustively in the present moment.


richard stodart d r e a m m a k i n g
Simultaneity 2005 acrylic on paper 22.5" x 30"

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