Dogen

Dogen

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“A fool sees himself as another, but a wise man sees others as himself.”
“If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?”
“Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.”
“If you want to see things just as they are, then you yourself must practice just as you are.”
“If he cannot stop the mind that seeks after fame and profit, he will spend his life without finding peace.”
“Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment.”
“Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself.”
“To escape from the world means that one's mind is not concerned with the opinions of the world.”
“To be in harmony with the wholeness of things is not to have anxiety over imperfections.”
“A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.”
“One must be deeply aware of the impermanence of the world.”
“Those who seek the easy way do not seek the true way.”
“Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost.”
“A zen master's life is one continuous mistake.”
“Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.”
“I live by letting things happen.”
“Prefer to be defeated in the presence of the wise than to excel among fools.”

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