Dogen

‘On this night the Tathagata completed true awakening. With effort and dropping away body and mind, his eyes became clear. Together with him, all the various living beings in the three thousand worlds smiled. Although this is so, what is the situation of patch-robed monk students of Eihei?

After a pause Dogen said: The spring color of plum blossoms in the snow is wonderful. The black glow of a single monk’s staff is pure.’ (Extensive Record, 506)

Although this is so, what is the situation now?


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