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Awakening with the Body

Posted on May 16, 2018

From Dogen's "Record of Things Heard," 2-26: "As long as we only think about the buddhadharma with our minds, we will never grasp the Way, even in a thousand lifetimes or a myriad of eons." May 15, 2018.

What Is the Most Important?

Posted on May 16, 2018

From Dogen's "Record of Things Heard," 2-17: "You should spend your time carrying out what is worth doing. Among the things you should do, what is the most important?" May 8, 2018.

Cool Your Mind

Posted on May 16, 2018

From Dogen's "Record of Things Heard," 1-15: "A student of the Way must cool his mind as if he were giving up his life, and consider if what he is about to say or do is in accordance with reality or not. If it is, he should say or do it." May 1, 2018.

The Toad-Buddha and the Hundred-Foot Pole

Posted on Apr 26, 2018

From "Record of Things Heard" (Zuimonki) 1-13. Dogen: "You should believe your teacher if he says that buddha is nothing but a toad or an earthworm, and throw your former ideas away." April 24, 2018

What's Inside the Walls

Posted on Apr 25, 2018

What's the gap between what we see and what's really there? On the Zen imperative to look beyond simple appearances. April 17, 2018