TOZAN’S GOING BEYOND BUDDHA

The greatest speech
is given only
when the mouth
falls shut.
To talk of peace
is to be
at war with peace,
to speak of war
is to be at war.
When listening disappears
peace re-emerges,
when peace emerges
the listener appears.


A relection on case 12 of the Shobogenzo (Dogen’s True Dharma Eye)

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