Daily Zen

December 19, 2014





the sage

Dogen: "What is dropping off body and mind?"

Rujing said: "Studying Zen is dropping off body and mind. Without depending on the burning of incense, bowing, chanting Buddha's names, repentance, or sutra reading, devote yourself to just sitting."

"Dropping off body and mind is zazen. When you just sit, you are free from the five sense desires and the five hindrances."

- Dogen (1200-1253)


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