Friday, April 15, 2011

Study Hall - Shobogenzo

More Dogen - you know it's good for you:

"Shakyamuni Buddha said to Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, 'Know that those who receive, chant, memorize, study and copy this Lotus Sutra immediately see Shakyamuni Buddha, just like hearing the sutra from the Buddha's own mouth'...
Shakyamuni Buddha has been Shakyamuni Buddha since he saw Shakyamuni Buddha. This being so, the voices from his tongue cover the billion worlds. What place in mountains and oceans is not buddha scripture? Thus only those who copy the sutra see Shakyamuni Buddha.
The buddha mouth is always open throughout myriad years. What moments are not sutras? Thus only those who accept the sutra  see Shakyamuni Buddha" -  Seeing The Buddha', 'Kembutsu'.

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