Just This World

The zazen I speak of is not learning meditation. It is simply the Dharma-gate of repose and bliss. It is the practice-realization of totally culminated enlightenment. It is things as they are in suchness. Eihei Dōgen Fukanzazengi: Universal Promotion of the Principles of Zazen

Shinshu’s Commentary:
As we clear away the cares and concerns of human relationships, what can be heard? Sitting zazen, listening to the sounds of the world, we immerse ourselves in Buddha’s Way. Buddha’s Way is just this world in harmony, knowing connection and response. Living-dying we hear a bird, living-dying we feel a breeze and we know it is our world, just-this-moment-all-being. We don’t have to rush out to meet it, we just have to stop and let it come forward.

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