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

1.1.1.1. Buddha both alive and dead? Dogen both alive and dead?

1.1.2. Entanglement

1.1.2.1. Ruth and Nao (and Jiko, Oliver, and reader)

1.1.3. Measurement problem

1.1.3.1. Diary gaining and losing writing

1.1.3.2. Remains of Haruki #1

1.1.3.3. Ozeki: 'Dogen would be interested...'

1.2. Time-Being

1.2.1. Buddha-nature

1.2.1.1. Emptiness and impermanence

1.2.1.1.1. Siderits and Katsura, Leighton, Dogen, Okumura, Ozeki

1.2.2. Multi-directional flowing of time

1.2.2.1. Dogen's 'spacious understanding'

1.2.2.1.1. Leighton

1.2.2.2. The past's hold on the present and future, and the power to change the past in the present

1.2.2.2.1. 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

2.2.1.1. Kodera, Leighton

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

2.2.2.1. Leighton, Okumura

2.2.3. Nao's 'Supapowa!'

2.2.3.1. Ozeki

2.2.4. Instructions for zazen

2.2.4.1. 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

3.1.1.1. Kodera

3.1.2. 'New Women'

3.1.2.1. Feminism

3.1.2.1.1. Arai, Ambrose, Black, Starr, Suzuki

3.1.3. Satomi Myodo

3.1.3.1. Myodo, Ambrose, Arai

3.2. 'Yasutani'

3.2.1. Yasutani Ema - carrying on the name

3.2.1.1. Ozeki

3.2.2. Haruki #1 and Haruki #2

3.2.2.1. Ozeki

3.2.3. Yasutani Roshi

3.2.3.1. Myodo

3.3. Soto lineage

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

3.3.1.1. Davis

3.3.2. From Buddha to Dogen to Ozeki

3.3.2.1. Kodera, need source on Ozeki

4. Skillful Means

4.1. Imagery and metaphors

4.1.1. Mahayana tropes (space and vision)

4.1.1.1. Siderits and Katsura, Leighton

4.1.2. Landscape/earth

4.1.2.1. Dogen: mountains and waters

4.1.2.1.1. Dogen, Okumura

4.1.2.2. Oliver's forest

4.1.2.3. Nao: temple grounds

4.2. Mixing reality and fiction

4.2.1. Magical Realism

4.2.1.1. Suzuki, Davis

4.2.2. Relationships between reader, author, and characters

4.2.2.1. Davis, Ozeki, Suzuki

4.2.2.2. Communicating Japanese Soto Zen to a mainly North American 21st century audience

4.2.2.2.1. Black, Ozeki

4.3. Contradictions

4.3.1. Dogen

4.3.1.1. Dogen, Okumura, Siderits and Katsura, Leighton

4.3.2. Jiko

4.3.2.1. Anarchist-feminist and Buddhist nun

4.3.2.1.1. Black, Arai, Ambrose

4.3.2.2. "not same; not different"

4.3.2.3. "when up looks up, up is down..."