Master Dogen wrote:
Accordingly, in the practice-enlightenment of the buddha way, meeting one thing is mastering it — doing one practice is practicing completely. Here is the place; here the way unfolds. The boundary of realization is not distinct, for the realization comes forth simultaneously with the mastery of buddha-dharma.
We always want to keep track of things and witness what happens. The urge to know, to be aware of, to grasp intellectually is precisely what Dogen sees as being an illusion. We don’t own realization and it cannot be measured or known. No traces are seen, and understanding doesn’t take place before of after practice. [Click through to sit along with today's video.]
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