Wednesday, April 5, 2017 – “Things Come Forth and Experience Themselves” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan talks about a line from Dogen’s Genjokoan: “To carry the self forward and illuminate myriad things is delusion. That myriad things come forth and illuminate the self is awakening.”

Wednesday, February 8, 2017- “Forget The Self” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan talks about several lines in Genjokoan (Actualizing the Fundamental Point) from Dogen’s Shobogenzo: “To study the way of enlightenment is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be actualized by myriad things. When actualized by myriad things, your body and mind as well as the bodies and minds of others drop away. No trace of enlightenment remains, and this no trace continues endlessly. “ (Translation edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – “When Buddhas Are Truly Buddhas” – by Sokuzan

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Sokuzan teaches from a line in Genjokoan from Dogen’s Shobogenzo: “When buddhas are truly buddhas they don’t need to perceive that they are buddhas, however, they are enlightened buddhas and they continue actualizing buddhas.” (translation by Shokaku Okumura)