Each Moment Is the Universe: Zen and the Way of Being Time

Each Moment Is the Universe: Zen and the Way of Being Time

Each Moment Is the Universe Zen and the Way of Being Time It s easy to regard time as a commodity we even speak of saving or spending it We often regard it as an enemy when we feel it slipping away before we re ready for time to be up The Zen view of time i

  • Title: Each Moment Is the Universe: Zen and the Way of Being Time
  • Author: Dainin Katagiri Andrea Martin
  • ISBN: 9781590304082
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Hardcover
  • It s easy to regard time as a commodity we even speak of saving or spending it We often regard it as an enemy, when we feel it slipping away before we re ready for time to be up The Zen view of time is radically different than that time is not something separate from our life rather, our life is time Understand this, says Dainin Katagiri Roshi, and you can live fuIt s easy to regard time as a commodity we even speak of saving or spending it We often regard it as an enemy, when we feel it slipping away before we re ready for time to be up The Zen view of time is radically different than that time is not something separate from our life rather, our life is time Understand this, says Dainin Katagiri Roshi, and you can live fully and freely right where you are in each moment Katagiri bases his teaching on Being Time, a text by the most famous of all Zen masters, Eihei Dogen 1200 1253 , to show that time is a creative, dynamic process that continuously produces the universe and everything in it and that to understand this is to discover a gateway to freedom from the dissatisfactions of everyday life He guides us in contemplating impermanence, the present moment, and the ungraspable nature of past and future He discusses time as part of our inner being, made manifest through constant change in ourselves and our surroundings And these ideas are by no means metaphysical abstractions they can be directly perceived by any of us through meditation.

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    Sometimes I wonder how I keep getting sucked back into Heidegger and all that stuff when there are simpler, clearer, and more profound paths like this.

    a great book on the zen concept of time-being.a rumination on dogen's ideas of time-beingeply mind blowing and perspective changing of the best zen books i have read so far.

    While still a Zen neophyte, I was able to make some sense of Katagiri's book on time. Needless to say, my intellectual goal of better understanding time, or the perception of it- was not aided by this book. Instead, it relates the concept of time to the practice of Zen. The march of time is described in terms of impermanence, birth, death, and rebirth, karma, and the dharma. This is a book I would buy and hold on to- the reading is not easy and at least for me, had to be read and reread before t [...]

    A simply written but theoretically profound work with universal experience, split into (for the most part) short chapters which aid in palatable mental digestion. During my first reading of this book I found myself reading each chapter twice or more before going on to the next the manner with which Katagiri discusses heady topics is deceivingly light and you feel his enthusiasm coming through, carrying you with a light and sometimes humorous tone, a welcome touch to balance difficult points. Thi [...]

    The amazing bits of this, which is most of it, were life-changing for me in strange & subtle ways More for how they were presented than for being completely new ideas. But that is wonderful.Other parts were either semi-relevant to my interest (being somewhat ideologically specific) or completely impenetrable to me at this time.I would like at some point to have a copy to kick around the house and flip through over a period of years and see what comes of approaching these ideas about being &a [...]

    I've suffered my whole life from anxieties that I'm wasting time, that I'm not making the most of my life, etc. These feelings seem to be common in our culture. This book has really helped me look at time in a more gentle, affirming way. I've got many pages dog-eared, and I know I will return to the book again and again.I found the book surprisingly approachable, too. There are some Buddhist terms thrown in here and there, but because the book is based on lectures, I found the book to be an enga [...]

    This book is a marvel. It starts off explaining the Buddhist concept of time: a series of incredibly small mind-moments, tiny slices of time during which nothing moves or changes and between which anything is possible. Or something like thatI have never made it all the way through this book and hope to some day. The first few chapters are so heady and my resonance with them so variable, that multiple readings over years have been required.I gather that the later chapters are even meatier, so it [...]

    Each Moment Is The Universe was a book that I found enlightening on the awareness of time and space. It shed a whole new perspective to me on our thinking process and how easy it is to create stress and turmoil in our every day lives. With so much knowledge on zazen and suggested practice to find peace within ourselves in this book, I happily would enjoy reading a second time.

    Beautiful. Profound. Funny. Mind Boggling. In places impenetrable but always interesting.This is a book I will want to go back to again and again. Partly because it is so fascinating and partly as it is so complex. Hopefully in time I will come to understand time a little better.

    Struggled with it at times, but in the end it turned out to be incredibly rewarding. Probably shouldn't be your first book on Buddhism or Zen, though.

    it's ok but redundant. Could be condensed in to one chapter. sometimes just reading the titles of books, any book; has a message more than more that is less. "eacheach momenteach moment is"

    Interesting, but as it is based on a series of talks it does get repetitive, and then, well, zen does get a bit too esoteric at times

    Dainin Katagiri was one of the best and best known Zen Masters of the 20th century. Every one of his books are a treasure.

    This book is a challenge, but I have a leg up because Norman Fischer used it as his text for the sesshin I went to in June. It's about time. Heady stuff.

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