Friday, June 22, 2007

Daily Zen

Cease practice based
On intellectual understanding,
Pursuing words and
Following after speech.
Learn the backward
Step that turns
Your light inward
To illuminate within.
Body and mind of themselves
Will drop away
And your original face will be manifest.

- Dogen (1200-1253)

So why does the search term "Zen" generate 80,090 results in the "books" category on amazon.com?

1 comment:

Wayne said...

Amazing how there are 80,090 ways to write about sitting. The preist at the Zen center I attend said that there are 600 volumes "that are this thick" just on the Prajna Paramita sutra.