Primordial awareness ~ Dogen Zenji

Primordial awareness is in essence perfect and pervades everywhere. How could it be dependent upon what anyone does to practice or realize it? The movement of reality does not need us to give it a push. Do I need to say that it is free from delusion? The vast expanse of reality can never be darkened by the dust of presumptions. Who then could believe that it needs to cleaned of such dust to be what it is? It is never separate from where you are, so why scramble around in search of it?


Dogen Zenji

translated by Yasuda Joshu Dainen Roshi & Anzan Hoshin Roshi


source: http://wwzc.org/dharma-text/fukanzazengi-how-everyone-can-sit



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