The Buddha Way in A Tale for the Time Being

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1. Time and Space

1.1. Quantum mechanics

1.1.1. Superposition Buddha both alive and dead? Dogen both alive and dead?

1.1.2. Entanglement Ruth and Nao (and Jiko, Oliver, and reader)

1.1.3. Measurement problem Diary gaining and losing writing Remains of Haruki #1 Ozeki: 'Dogen would be interested...'

1.2. Time-Being

1.2.1. Buddha-nature Emptiness and impermanence Siderits and Katsura, Leighton, Dogen, Okumura, Ozeki

1.2.2. Multi-directional flowing of time Dogen's 'spacious understanding' Leighton The past's hold on the present and future, and the power to change the past in the present McKay, Ozeki, Leighton

2. Practice and Authentic Teachers

2.1. Rujing

2.1.1. 'Drop body and mind'

2.1.2. Answers Dogen's questions day and night (Kodera)

2.1.3. Emphasis on practice

2.1.4. Kodera, Okumura

2.2. Practical over philosophical

2.2.1. Dogen focused on encouraging practice Kodera, Leighton

2.2.2. 'If we are already perfectly enlightened Buddhas, why must we practice?' Leighton, Okumura

2.2.3. Nao's 'Supapowa!' Ozeki

2.2.4. Instructions for zazen Ozeki, Dogen (Moon in a Dewdrop)

2.3. Jiko

2.3.1. Encourages Nao to practice

2.3.2. Appearance in Ruth's dreams

2.3.3. Answers Nao's questions day and night

2.3.4. Ozeki

3. Lineage and History

3.1. Taisho Era

3.1.1. Watsuji Tetsuro Kodera

3.1.2. 'New Women' Feminism Arai, Ambrose, Black, Starr, Suzuki

3.1.3. Satomi Myodo Myodo, Ambrose, Arai

3.2. 'Yasutani'

3.2.1. Yasutani Ema - carrying on the name Ozeki

3.2.2. Haruki #1 and Haruki #2 Ozeki

3.2.3. Yasutani Roshi Myodo

3.3. Soto lineage

3.3.1. Semi-fictional lineage through Jiko, Nao, and Ruth to the reader Davis

3.3.2. From Buddha to Dogen to Ozeki Kodera, need source on Ozeki

4. Skillful Means

4.1. Imagery and metaphors

4.1.1. Mahayana tropes (space and vision) Siderits and Katsura, Leighton

4.1.2. Landscape/earth Dogen: mountains and waters Dogen, Okumura Oliver's forest Nao: temple grounds

4.2. Mixing reality and fiction

4.2.1. Magical Realism Suzuki, Davis

4.2.2. Relationships between reader, author, and characters Davis, Ozeki, Suzuki Communicating Japanese Soto Zen to a mainly North American 21st century audience Black, Ozeki

4.3. Contradictions

4.3.1. Dogen Dogen, Okumura, Siderits and Katsura, Leighton

4.3.2. Jiko Anarchist-feminist and Buddhist nun Black, Arai, Ambrose "not same; not different" "when up looks up, up is down..."