Zen and Artificial Intelligence by PAUL ANDREW POWELL Crucial topics of modernity from a Zen point of view, book review by Ratnagarbha
‘Where are all the dark paths now? The Pure Land itself is near’ – Zen Master Hakuin. Ratnagarbha explores the Buddhist Pure Land tradition through a painting from old Tibet.
The dictionary says that a disciple is ‘the follower of the doctrines of a teacher or school of thought’. But this doesn’t really convey the experiential flavour of that ancient institution. In days gone by, when you took up a trade or a course of study in guild, church or university, you were apprenticed toContinue reading “Discipleship – an idea worth ressurecting?”
Without water no Buddhas! Zen Master Hakuin says: ‘All beings from the very beginning are Buddhas, it is like water and ice, without water no ice, without living beings no Buddhas’. This suggests that metaphorically living beings are water and the Buddha ice. In one way this is appropriate because liquid water is the generalContinue reading “Zen and Ice”