Dogen Zenji

1200 - 1253

A Quote by Dogen Zenji on body, buddhism, learning, life, mind, nature, plants, practice, students, and time

Whenever learners or those beyond learning awaken the mind, for the first time they plant one buddha-nature. Working with the four elements and five clusters, if they practice sincerely they attain enlightenment. Working with plants, trees, fences and walls, if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment. This is because the four elements and five clusters and plants, trees, fences and walls are fellow students; because they are of the same essence, because they are the same mind and the same life, because they are the same body and the same mechanism.

Dogen Zenji (1200 - 1253)

Source: Awakening the Unsurpassed Mind, #31 Translated by Thomas Cleary, Rational Zen: The Mind of Dogen Zenji

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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)

Source: Genjokoan

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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)

Contributed by: Zaady

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