And only the likes of poets extraordinaire Henry David Thoreau and Walt Whitman could go there in spirit, as Thoreau did on Mount Ktaadin when he experienced "a moment where all the explanations and assumptions fell away, and he was confronted with the wonderful, inexplicable thusness
Even when we use the mother tongue, how we relate will shift from a perspective of exteriority (I am other than you) to paradoxical transpermeability (I am you and me and thusness
in a global sense, AND I am this identity-me in a local sense).
The same sound is not sound, but the thusness
Here, Duckworth first shows how Mipam uses reason and logic to prove Buddha-nature and the divine nature of all appearances, but ultimately privileges reflexive awareness in meditative experience for the actual perception of thusness
Melnick, A Right to Sing the Blues: African Americans, Jews, and American Popular Song (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1999); as well as the presentation by Kellner (2014), and, indirectly, Tom Kellner's master's thesis that presents a cultural context in which Kaniuk was a participant, "Ha-'kakhiyut' shel reshet Indira: metah beyn konformism lehitnagedut bedor ha-Beat uvasi'ah hamehkari odotav" (The 'Thusness
' of Indira's Net: Between conformism and resistance in the Beat generation and its academic discourse), MA thesis, Tel Aviv University, August 2011.
This, for me, is the miracle of spring, the explosion of "thusness
" that happens every year, year in and year out, reminding us in countless ways that each of us, exactly as we are, is breathtakingly perfect even if we have some mud to climb through and a few rocks to traverse.
This is a close transliteration, but also a Buddhist term meaning the one (or non-dual) thusness
, which refers to absolute reality.
Thus Snyder's answer: "Nowhere, where he came from." "[T]hus that thing" means "thusness
" or "suchness" (tathata), and in Mahayana Buddhism indicates the true nature of things as they exist before humans subjectify them.
outside, nor in the middle, it is not contemplated in terms of suchness and thusness
, gradual or progressive The motion of the mind is like a stream forever flowing [...] not thought in terms of arising and perishing that would only yield reversal and cessation Finally, the flowing thoughts would be self-extinct in stillness." (Hong Ren, n/p) Similarly, Zen master Lianchi (1535-1615) was enlightened while watching a crowd of monks taking a shower together, an episode that he described in "Ode to bathing", with the metaphor of the flow of water to illustrate the relationship between body and mind (Lian Chi, 1999:590).
While Dogen used such traditional Buddhist terms as mind-only, Dharma-nature, thusness
, and Buddha-nature synonymously throughout his works, he regarded Buddha-nature as particularly fitting and central--perhaps because the term retained more personal, affective, and existential connotations as compared to the impersonal, speculative, and transcendental connotations of the other terms.
As she concludes: 'Perhaps the most distinctive way Mahayana Buddhism has tried to negotiate the "finger pointing at the moon" issue is through the ostentive language of thusness
or suchness' (170).
The entire excellence of doing and wishing what is good is, then, embedded in the here and now, the thusness
of substances for whose existence there is no accounting.