So the Buddhadharma, including early pragmatic Buddhism, is a type of mysticism. In the Theravada Meets Mahayana post, I fiddled with the peripheral of this subject. I'll dive deeper into its cavernous depths here. Mysticism, as Evelyn Underhill saw it, is all about Oneness (or Not Two-ness, as they say in Zen). It's realizing that … Continue reading Buddhism is Mysticism
The thing about the Dharma is that it's universal. It's the law that gives rise to reality itself and all that appears therein. There are uncountable books and articles on Buddhism, but really the teachings are conveyed by every experience we have, everything we observe.
...the benchmark for reality in a Buddhist view. Is it permanent? Is it causeless? If the answer is, "No," to either of those, then it isn't real...
Buddhism isn't anything to me.
The flow or the zone is all about focus, motion, and intention. Those pristine moments occur when the ego fades into the overall sway and movement of things.
Emptiness isn't a thing, really, but the way of things... the same way that flowing isn't a thing, it's the nature of water.
Buddhism is in fact a whole, a single inter-connected Path that began with Siddhartha and continued to develop over the millennia.