Against All Logic

A Little Zen, A Little Philosophy, A Little Nonsense

Zen Metaphysics

Zen does not usually attempt logical explanations of what we might call Zen metaphysics because Zen is ultimately about perception and experience. The Zen masters of old tended to regard … Continue reading

December 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Make the Darkness Conscious

This post was inspired by a quote I read on another blog, attributed to Carl Jung which went as follows: “To become enlightened you must make the darkness conscious”. I thought … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment


In previous posts I’ve talked about a state beyond the conceptualising mind where the dualism of self and the external world disappears and where the empty nature of matter and … Continue reading

December 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

A New Point of View

I have been thinking lately about how a methodology might be created that would allow the “Zen experience” to be imparted in a way that can be comprehended much more rapidly … Continue reading

September 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Correct Meditation

This post follows on directly from my previous post Passivity and Duality and I recommend reading it first if you have not already done so as this post builds upon some … Continue reading

August 20, 2013 · 4 Comments

Passivity and Duality

This post discusses the idea of duality and why passivity is a powerful tool in overcoming the state of duality. We tend to hear this term “duality” all the time … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 6 Comments

Don’t Look Forward Look Back

In this post I describe a technique that is extremely powerful and which when put in to practise fulfils many if not all of the criteria that Zen would consider … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Hidden Hand

This post  discusses a little experiment you can do to give you an insight in to yourself and your “self-nature” as Zen Buddhism calls it. Despite the fact that this … Continue reading

May 19, 2013 · 2 Comments

Make A Friend Of Death

If you have been reading my previous posts you may have noticed that I mainly tend to deal with the psychology of Zen Buddhism and the practises that we can … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

To Let Go or To Control

Once a person has familiarised themselves with a reasonable selection of literature related to Zen Buddhism they often find that there is a lot of seemingly conflicting advice. Some writers … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 2 Comments

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