Do not desire realization ~ Dogen Zenji

To actualize the blessedness of meditation you should practice with pure intention and firm determination. Your meditation room should be clean and quiet. Do not dwell in thoughts of good or bad. Just relax and forget that you are meditating. Do not desire realization since that thought will keep you confused.

Dogen Zenji

from the book Buddhism and Zen

translated by Nyogen Senzaki & Ruth Strout McCandless


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