Dogen Zenji (Kigen Eihei), Japanese Master of Zen | Soto Zen


By chance I came across this book of quotes (Teachers of Wisdom) on google, and I found a particular quote, which is attributed to Dogen: “A Zen’s master life is one continuous mistake.” And I couldn’t help but thinking, ‘Hey, at least we have something in common’. 🙂

I am including a couple of more quotes that I thought interesting and the link to the book.

“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”

“Just do good for others without thinking of making yourself known so that you may gain reward. This is the primary requisite for breaking free of attachments to the self.” books


4 Responses

  1. Alas! We do forget at times Elena.


  2. Thank you Rio! I love the last quote and I love your comment. I am not even sure which one is more important to me at the moment. I know that life is the way it should be and therefore is perfect, and your comment helps to remember, as i do forget at times 😉


  3. Thanks Aly! Why do you think life is imperfect? Isn’t it our view that is warped by beliefs, ideas and selfish desire?
    The universe is unfolding as it should.


  4. Interesting quotes. Life is imperfect, but if imperfection is allowed without judgment, the imperfections are perfect : )


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