No heaven, no earth ~ Dogen Zenji

The whole universe
Shatters into a hundred pieces.
In the great death
There is no heaven, no earth.

Once body and mind have turned over,
There is only this to say:

Past mind cannot be grasped,
Present mind cannot be grasped,
Future mind cannot be grasped.


Dogen Zenji

from the book Enlightenment Unfolds: The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen

translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi



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