rivers into islands

rivers into islands

Saturday, May 30, 2015

No Gap Between

Considering the Wild Fox koan where a Zen master falls into the body
 of a fox for five hundred years, Dogen questions, “…Just what is the
 subject that falls and just what is the object fallen into?”
In response, Dogen turns the question and brings it back home:
“What form and color does the universe that has continued from the past
have in the present?”
Dosho Port, Keep me In Your Heart A While [from Dogen,
“Great Practices” (Daishugyo), in Gudo Nishijima and Chodo
Cross trans., Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo, Book 4]

“Before you think who you are, you are you,’ means you are exactly
 the universe, exactly, harmoniously intimate, no gap between.”
Dainin Katagiri, in Dosho Port, Keep me In Your Heart A While

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