Way of Zen Masters

Creative Enlightenment

Do not ask me where I am going ? , As I travel in this limitless world , Where every step I take is my home. ― Dōgen

Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself. Your body and mind will become clear and you will realize the unity of all things. ― Dōgen

“If there are fish that would swim or birds that would fly only after investigating the entire ocean or sky, they would find neither path nor place.” ― Dōgen

“If you want to travel the Way of Buddhas and Zen masters, then expect nothing, seek nothing, and grasp nothing.” ― Dogen Zenji

Dōgen, also called Jōyō Daishi, or Kigen Dōgen, (born Jan. 19, 1200 , Kyoto,  Japan—died Sept. 22, 1253, Kyōto), leading Japanese Buddhist during the Kamakura Period  (1192–1333), who introduced ZEN to JAPAN in the form of…

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