December 13th, 2018

Eihei Dogen - True person manifest throughout the ten quarters of the world

True person manifest throughout the ten quarters of the world

by Eihei Dogen

English version by Steven Heine
Original Language Japanese

The true person is
Not anyone in particular;
But, like the deep blue color
Of the limitless sky,
It is everyone, everywhere in the world.


-- from The Zen Poetry of Dogen: Verses from the Mountain of Eternal Peace, by Steven Heine

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