Leaving Home, Attaining the Way

‘Good disciple of Buddha, the source of mind is still; the ocean of Dharma is profound. Those who realize this are liberated immediately. Traveling the path of Buddha, one must be in the state of renunciation. This is not for renunciation itself, but for the sake of realizing the Way. This form is common to all Buddhist orders, a criterion for attaining freedom. To make body and mind one with the Way, nothing is better than renunciation.’ (from the Shukke Tokudo Priest Ordination ceremony)

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