Monday, August 6, 2012

Study Hall - Extensive Record

Happy to be reading more Dogen, of course, and these are two of the three mountain poems Shohaku refered to during the Genzo-e:
"Zen Master Hongzhi said in a verse,
With coming and going, a person in the mountains
Understands that blue mountains are his body.
The blue mountains are the body and the body is the self,
So where can one place the senses and their objects?
The teacher Dogen followed his rhyme scheme:
A person in the mountains should love the mountains.
With going and coming, the mountains are his body.
The mountains are the body, but the body is not the self.
So where can one find any senses or their objects?"
(Eihei Koroku, volume 9, 25)

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