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Idiot's Guides: Zen Living by Domyo Sater Burk

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CHAPTER12

The Way Things Really Are

In This Chapter

  • How to gain an enlightened view
  • What it’s like to see the world as empty
  • Your true nature is buddha-nature
  • Why people don’t act like buddhas
  • Enlightened view and everyday life

In the last chapter I discussed the way you really are, and in this chapter I expand on that theme and talk about how the world looks when you understand the true nature of the self. In a sense, this is the enlightened worldview. In another sense, this is what the world looks like when you have dropped all of your views.

Hopefully, a description of the enlightened worldview will be inspiring. According to Zen, the universe ...

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