The migrating bird

The migrating bird leaves no trace behind and does not need a guide. -Dogen

 

Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water

Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great, The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass. -Dogen […]

Awakened

The way of the Buddha is to know yourself; To know yourself is to forget yourself; To forget yourself is to be awakened by all things. ~Dogen, Genjo Koan […]

As Thought Follows Thought

Above all, don’t wish to become a future Buddha; Your only concern should be, As thought follows thought, To avoid clinging to any of them.

-Dogen