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Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen by Dōgen
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“There is a simple way to become buddha: When you refrain from unwholesome actions, are not attached to birth and death, and are compassionate toward all sentient beings, respectful to seniors and kind to juniors, not excluding or desiring anything, with no designing thoughts or worries, you will be called a buddha. Do not seek anything else.”
Dōgen, Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen
“Long ago a monk asked an old master, “When hundreds, thousands, or myriads of objects come all at once, what should be done?”
The master replied, “Don’t try to control them”
What he means is that in whatever way objects come, do not try to change them. Whatever comes is the buddha-dharma, not objects at all. Do not understand the master’s reply as merely a brilliant admonition, but realize that it is the truth. Even if you try to control what comes, it cannot be controlled.”
Dōgen, Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen
“Emptiness is bound to bloom, like hundreds of grasses blossoming.”
Eihei Dogen Sky Flowers, Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen