Shohaku Okumura

‘Common sense tells us that water is in a river, ocean, lake, or bowl, and that it comes out when we tip the bowl. Dogen says that wherever water goes, that place becomes a river; where water stays becomes a lake; where water becomes large and rests becomes an ocean. There is no ocean, river or lake before the water. Water is first; names follow.’ (The Mountains and Waters Sutra)

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