Tag: genjo koan

Zen & Dharma

Only seeing one side of the moon

When you see forms or hear sounds fully engaging body-and-mind, you intuit dharmas intimately. Unlike things and their reflections in the mirror, and unlike the moon and its reflection in the water, when one side is illuminated, the other side is dark. –Eihei Dogen, Genjo Koan I knew there would be darkness, outside and in. …