Returning to where you are ~ Dogen Zenji

When you ride in a boat and watch the shore, you might assume that the shore is moving. But when you keep your eyes closely on the boat, you can see that the boat moves. Similarly, if you examine many things with a confused mind, you might suppose that your mind and nature are permanent. But when you practice intimately and return to where you are, it will be clear that there is nothing that has unchanging self.

Dogen Zenji

from the book Enlightenment Unfolds: The Essential Teachings of Zen Master Dogen

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