Why blog about zen and zen masters? If you can believe reality and statistics and all that crap, my allotted time on this earth is about half over, (but that’s in the relative realm….see that time allusion/illusion there?), so why not? From the absolute realm that I’ve heard so much about (I’m imagining an empty, spaceless void that probably does not have any cookies, so really I don’t think I want to visit there….), the time is ripe, it is NOW, so, again, why not?
Incidentally, I am no zen master, nor do I aspire to be one, and after 13 years of dabbling in zen, meeting at least one purported zen master, and having read about many other supposed masters who have proven to be far less than enlightened beings, I may need to give up the illusion that anyone can be a fully-enlightened master. Nevertheless, there is that compelling something in zen practice that informs how I live. So, I want to discuss this life informed by zen, sprinkled liberally with my personal philosophy, poetry, and experiences, with a heaping side order of bullshit.
I welcome comments that are helpful or critical, as long as they are respectful. Once I figure out how to actually do this blogging thing, maybe someone will actually get to read this….