18 March 2008

Dogen on traceless realization

To study the buddha path is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be realized by all that exists. When realized by all that exists, one's body and mind and the bodies and minds of "others" drop away from thought. No trace of realization remains, and this no-trace continues endlessly.

-- Dogen, Shobogenzo

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