Dogen

‘It is not only that there is water in the world, but there is a world in water. It is not merely in water. There is a world of sentient beings in clouds. There is a world of sentient beings in the air. There is a world of sentient beings in fire. There is a world of sentient beings on earth. There is a world of sentient beings in the world of phenomena. There is a world of sentient beings in a blade of grass. There is a world of sentient beings in one staff.
Wherever there is a world of sentient beings, there is a world of buddha ancestors. Thoroughly examine the meaning of this.’ (Mountains and Rivers Sutra)

A reminder that I will be giving a dharma talk in San Rafael on Monday night. Please think about coming along if you are in the area. Dogen will not be the focus of the talk, as he will be in Santa Cruz the following Saturday, but I am not sure I have managed to give a talk without bringing in some Dogen.

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