Keeping the books

The Zen of Master Dogen is not the wish to become more than human, a special being, Buddha or God.

No more is it the hope to have a vision of emptiness, nor to perform miracles. It is to return to the normal condition of the human mind.

There are many seekers who analyze but never practice zazen. They just keep the books, like bankers who count money without themselves being rich.

– Kodo Sawaki

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