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No Excuses

Posted on Jun 22, 2018

“I desire to practice the Way, but the world is in its last period (which is degenerate) and I have only inferior capabilities. I cannot endure the formal practice which accords with the dharma. I want to find an easier way which is suitable for me, make a connection, and attain enlightenment in the next lifetime.” Dogen replies, "This is entirely wrong." June 19, 2018

Don't Rely on the Words of the Ancients

Posted on Jun 22, 2018

"We should not necessarily rely on the words of the ancients, but we should grasp just true reality." From Dogen's "Record of Things Heard" 4-2. June 5, 2018

Mist and Dew

Posted on Jun 22, 2018

 “Associating with a good person is like walking through mist and dew; though you will not become drenched, gradually your robes will become damp.” From Dogen's "Record of Things Heard" 4-4. May 22, 2018