In the Instructions of Dogen Zenji, there is the following passage: The successive Buddhas and Patriarchs were all seekers of the Way. Without this mind that seeks the Way (bodhi-mind), everything one does is in vain. Hence, monks must generate… Read More ›
People who haven’t awakened to the true nature haven’t fulfilled their mission as humans. For other creatures, even insects, there is no need for awakening. They are nature as they are. Humans have fallen from their natural state because of… Read More ›
Short video (4mins): ‘An introduction to Zen’
The English isn’t exactly right, but we know what he means. It is with great respect that we publish his Baby English Teisho here. If it is read with this in mind, we’re sure you will agree, it is a magnificent dharma thrust.
Deep, deep, deep, great smile; That’s the roots. Why?
Eternal, perfect and bright; Eternal, perfect safety; Eternal, perfect peace; Everything eternal,
Now, here, now, here; Now, here—no change!
All people hope, desire, Desire, desire,
Desire perfect peace; Perfect enough, myself; Always, yes!