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Dogen Dogen

You should study not only that you become a mother when your child is born, but also that you become a child.More Dogen Dogen [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not arouse disdainful mind when you prepare a broth of wild grasses; do not arouse joyful mind when you prepare a fine cream soup.More Dogen Dogen [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.More Dogen Dogen [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A flower falls, even though we love it and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.More Dogen Dogen [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you cannot find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it? Thanks to Josette Champagne. -Dogen.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When you ride in a boat and watch the shore, you might assume that the shore is moving. But when you keep your eyes closely on the boat, you can see that the boat moves. Similarly, if you examine many things with a confused mind, you might suppose that your mind and nature are permanent. But when you practice intimately and return to where you are, it will be clear that there is nothing that has unchanging self.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
When you paint Spring, do not paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots, but just paint Spring. To paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots is to paint willows, plums, peaches, or apricots - it is not yet painting Spring.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To study the buddha way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of realization remains, and this no trace continues endlessly.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A fool sees himself as another, but a wise man sees others as himself.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In a snowfall that covers the winter grass a white heron uses his own whiteness to disappear.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No matter how bad a state of mind you may get into, if you keep strong and hold out, eventually the floating clouds must vanish and the withering wind must cease.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Know that the true dharma emerges of itself [during the practice of zazen], clearing away hindrances and distractions.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you want to travel the Way of Buddhas and Zen masters, then expect nothing, seek nothing, and grasp nothing.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To escape from the world means that one's mind is not concerned with the opinions of the world.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Prefer to be defeated in the presence of the wise than to excel among fools.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
There is a simple way to become buddha: When you refrain from unwholesome actions, are not attached to birth and death, and are compassionate toward all sentient beings, respectful to seniors and kind to juniors, not excluding or desiring anything, with no designing thoughts or worries, you will be called a buddha. Do not seek anything else.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The zazen I speak of is not learning meditation. It is simply the Dharma gate of repose and bliss, the practice-realization of totally culminated enlightenment. It is the manifestation of ultimate reality. Traps and snares can never reach it. Once its heart is grasped, you are like the dragon when he gains the water, like the tiger when she enters the mountain. For you must know that just there (in zazen) the right Dharma is manifesting itself and that, from the first, dullness and distraction are struck aside.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Because mountains are high and broad, the way of riding the clouds is always reached in the mountains; the inconceivable power of soaring in the wind comes freely from the mountainsMore Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing in the entire universe is hidden.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Your body is like a dew-drop on the morning grass, your life is as brief as a flash of lightning. Momentary and vain, it is lost in a moment.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Those who practice know whether realization is attained or not, just as those who drink water know whether it is hot or coldMore Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To study the Way is to study the Self. To study the Self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things of the universe. To be enlightened by all things of the universe is to cast off the body and mind of the self as well as those of others. Even the traces of enlightenment are wiped out, and life with traceless enlightenment goes on forever and everMore Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In the mundane, nothing is sacred. In sacredness, nothing is mundane.More Dogen Dogen [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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