One stroke dissolves knowledge,
Struggle no longer needed.
I will follow the ancient path,
Not lapsing into quietude.
Noble conduct beyond sound and form –
No trace anywhere.
Those who have mastered the way
May call this an unsurpassable activity.
quoted in the book The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Zen Master
translated by Kazuaki Tanahashi
Further quotes from the book The Essential Dogen:
- What is sitting
- Undivided activity
- Beneficial action is an act of oneness
- Since this word is already expounded
- Countless blossoms