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Fukuoka’s Koan: The Paradox of Reason

It is very difficult today not to accept the growing evidence in areas such as ecology or even quantum physics that all is relationality. The world is an enormous complex system; how, really, can we hope to ever understand one … Continue reading

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A Deeper Permaculture: Fukuoka’s Koan

We still tell ourselves the story of how human reason emerged out of the twilit world of myth 2500 years ago in Ancient Greece, to then spread around the world so that today there is nowhere that the writ of … Continue reading

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The Mu Koan

It is often the case that the first koan given is the “‘Mu’ Koan”: A monk asked Joshu,  “Does a dog have buddhanature?” Joshu replied,  “Mu”. In fact there are many versions of this koan, of many differing lengths, but … Continue reading

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RCR – Putting it down

Joshu (Chao-chou, Zhao-zhou) What is often pointed out in any critique of Heidegger is his passivity – waiting for a change in the dispensations of being, for such changes are nothing human (after Being and Time and especially in the … Continue reading

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