2008, DreamMaking series, acrylic on board, 30" x 40"
To immediately embody
The tall golden bodying Buddha
With the tall golden embodying Buddha
As the arising of the religious mind
That is being
That is time.
From S, "Uji" by Dogen
A free rendering
'Someone' Nonthinking, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 66" x 66"
There is a someone involved in nonthinking
Not deliberately trying to think about something.
And that someone sustains the one
Who sits in zazen thinking of not-thinking.
Simultaneously, it penetrates the offering up
Of that one being ever so still
And awesome as a mountain.
—Dogen, S, "Zazen Shin"
The Roundness of Suchness
2020, acrylic on canvas, 21.5" x 28"
When you study the roundness
Of the manifesting body
Do not regard it as a rice cake.
It is the form of suchness.
The form of the full moon
A round coin
A round rice cake
Must be studied in this roundness.
—Dogen, S, "Bussho"
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