Dogen

‘Life in this very moment right now is the pivotal state of enlightenment. The pivotal state of enlightenment is this very moment of life right now. Life isn’t something that comes, nor is life something that goes away. Life isn’t the experience of the present moment, and life isn’t the realization of that experience.

Thus, life is limitless potential. And death is limitless potential.

There are countless realities inside you. Among these there is life, and there is death. Just quietly think about it for a bit. Is your own present life and the countless realities within it part of life itself or not part of life itself? There isn’t any instant or any real occurrence that isn’t part of life itself. There’s not one thing or even so much as a single state of mind that is not part of life itself.’ (Shobogenzo Zenki – Brad Warner’s translation)

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