This sitting in Zazen is not learning Zen meditation. It is simply the peaceful and joyful gate of Dharma. It is the practice-and-experience which perfectly realizes the state of bodhi. The Universe is conspicuously realized and restrictions and hindrances never reach it. To grasp this reason is to be like a dragon that has found water, or like a tiger in its mountain stronghold. Remember, the right Dharma is naturally manifesting itself before us, and darkness and distraction have dropped away naturally.
―Fukan-zazengi (Universal Guide to the Standard Method of Zazen)
Eihei Dōgen (1200-1253)
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