Dogen

‘Dropping off body and mind is good practice. Make a vigorous effort to pierce your nostrils. Karmic consciousness is endless, with nothing fundamental to rely on, including not others, not self, not sentient beings, and not causes and conditions. Although this is so, eating breakfast comes first.’ (Extensive Record, 306)

Another gem I am happy to reproduce, having come across a print-out I had made with this quote on it (I think I used it at Tassajara last year, when we were sitting before guest breakfast). Apart from my comments from last time, I would add: it is always one thing after another. But we pay attention to each thing as it comes.

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