Dogen Zenji

1200 - 1253

A Quote by Dogen Zenji on reality, zen, and emptiness

What is Reality?  An icicle forming in fire.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on enlightenment, delusion, and awakening

That you carry yourself forward and experience the myriad things is delusion. That the myriad things come forward and experience themselves is awakening

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on studying, the way, self, and enlightenment

Studying the Buddha way is studying oneself.
Studying oneself is forgetting oneself.
Forgetting oneself is being enlightened by all things.
Being enlightened by all things is to shed the body-mind of oneself, and those of others.
No trace of enlightenment remains, and this traceless enlightenment
continues endlessly.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji

The true person is
Not anyone in particular;
But like the deep blue color
Of the limitless sky,
It is everyone,
Everywhere in the world.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji

Yet, though it is like this, simply, flowers fall amid our longing and weeds spring up amid our antipathy.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on buddhism, study, and elightenment

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 enlightened by the ten thousand things.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on study and elightenment

To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on truth

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Sitting is the gateway of truth to total liberation.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on actualize, mountains, and world

Mountains and rivers at this very moment are the actualization of the world of the ancient Buddhas. Each, abiding in its phenomenal expression, realizes completeness.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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A Quote by Dogen Zenji on body and buddhism

Handle even a single leaf of green in such a way that it manifests the body of the Buddha. This in turn allows the Buddha to manifest through the leaf.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

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