March 03rd, 2023

To study the Way is to try to become one with it, to forget even a trace of enlightenment.

Those who would practice the Way should first of all believe in it. Those who believe in the Way should believe that they have been in the Way from the very beginning, subject to neither delusion, illusive thoughts, and confused ideas nor increase, decrease, and mistaken understanding.

Engendering belief like this, clarify the Way and practice it accordingly-- this is the essence of studying the Way.

Dogen - Points to Watch in Buddhist Training