[Dogen] said if you want to say something about what a moment is, say that moment is arising. In Japnese the word for arising
. ... So, to explain moment, we can say just arising
or arising only
. Dogen said it is kiya
. Dogen's use of ya
, a strong affirmative, implies that he understood moment in a dynamic, nonconceptual sense. It is difficult to understand, but according to Dogen, arising appears as beings, the human world of existence. ...
Buddhism doesn't see the self [as an object], because when I am present in the domain of impermanence, I can't say who I am. I realize from the bottom of my mind that I exist, but I can't say anything at all about myself because there is no concept there. At that time I am just arising [kiya].