You may well find some of my posts being flavoured by it in the near future...
In the first part of the book Daishin looks at the role of the will, faith, hope, cause and effect, acceptance and other subjects from the perspective of non-duality. In the second part, he goes on to offer an interpretation of the main scriptures that are used regularly in Soto Zen.
This book takes seriously the teaching that enlightenment is an ever-present reality rather than a state we may realize at some future date. Reality cannot be divided into enlightened and unenlightened existence. One of the many implications of this is that Zen meditation should be understood as an expression of enlightenment rather than as a means to an end. Daishin clarifies some of the implications of this outlook and shows the profound effect it can have on how we live.
Rev.Daishin Morgan is a disciple of the late Rev.Master Jiyu-Kennett, founder of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives. He has been a Zen Buddhist monk for 36 years and abbot of Throssel Hole Buddhist Abbey in Northumberland since 1982.