Dogen

Dogen

Quotes and Inspiration

“Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost.”
“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.”
“I live by letting things happen.”
“To be in harmony with the wholeness of things is not to have anxiety over imperfections.”
“Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment.”
“A zen master's life is one continuous mistake.”
“A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even though we do not love it.”
“Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself.”
“Those who seek the easy way do not seek the true way.”
“Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.”
“Enlightenment is intimacy with all things.”
“Prefer to be defeated in the presence of the wise than to excel among fools.”
“A fool sees himself as another, but a wise man sees others as himself.”

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