Dogen

‘In the entire universe in ten directions there is no Dharma at all that has not yet been expounded by all buddhas in the three times. Therefore all buddhas say, “In the same manner that all buddhas in the three times expound the Dharma, so now I also will expound the Dharma without differentiations.” This great assembly present before me also is practicing the way in the manner of all buddhas. Each movement, each stillness is not other than the Dharma of all buddhas, so do not act carelessly or casually. Although this is the case, I have an expression that has not yet been expounded by any Buddha. Everyone, do you want to discern it?
After a pause Dogen said: In the same manner that all buddhas in the three times expound the Dharma, so now I also will expound the Dharma without differentiations.’ (Extensive Record, 24)

Dogen is up to his old tricks again. He sounds like a broken record. What if one of his great assembly had called out that they didn’t want to hear it?

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