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Buddhadharma : Spring 2018
64 BUDDHADHARMA: THE PRACTITIONER'S QUARTERLY fatalistic, predetermined course of action. Dogen writes in Hotsu- Bodaishin (“Establishment of the BodhiMind”): In general, establishment of the mind and attainment of the truth rely upon the instantaneous arising and vanishing of all things. If [all things] did not arise and vanish instantaneously, bad done in the previous instant could not depart. If bad done in the previous instant had not yet departed, good in the next instant could not be realized in the present. —translation by Gudo Nishijima and Chodo Cross, Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo From the perspective of nonduality, past, present, and future are present in this moment, yet at the same time each moment must have the freedom to express its individual flavor. In the example above, Dogen is describing how we are not trapped by unskillful behavior. This “instantaneous arising and vanishing” is the dharma position as fluid and allinclusive. At the same time, it is an independent dharma position. Dogen famously expresses this idea in Genjokoan (“Manifesting Suchness”), where he writes about the nature of firewood: Firewood becomes ash; it can never go back to being firewood. Nevertheless, we should not take the view that ash is its future and the firewood is its past. Remember, firewood abides in the place of firewood in the Dharma. It has a past and it has a future. Although it has a past and a future, the past and the future are cut off. Ash exists in the place of ash in the Dharma. It has a past and it has a future. —translation by Nishijima and Cross, Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo Here we have what appear to be two opposing ideas: the future of firewood is ash and the past of ash is firewood, and yet the past and future of firewood and ash are cut off from what seems like their natural progression. Each statement is equally true and important