Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), also called Dogen Kigen or Dogen Zenji, was a Japanese Buddhist monk who established Soto Zen in Japan. He is also known for the collection of his writing called Shobogenzo, a masterpiece of the world's religious literature. https://www.learnreligions.com/eihei-dogen-450198
Leads to this:
#1 ”In a mind clear as still water, even the waves, breaking, are reflecting its light.”
#2 ”Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment.”
#3 ”Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great, the moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.”
#4 ”But do not ask me where I am going, As I travel in this limitless world, Where every step I take is my home.”
#5 “Forgetting oneself is opening oneself”
#6 ”Cause is not before and effect is not after”
Dōgen Kigen, along with Francis of Assisi, these two, are the guiding inspiration of meetingbrook dōgen & francis hermitage.
We are grateful novices sitting and walking in the long shadow of their vision, poetry, wisdom, and direct connective simplicity.
The ten thousand things sing through our mere attending presence moving through this moment, as it is.