In entering, do you arrive
or are you leaving.
In departing do you leave
or are you arriving.
Can the gate answer
or does it choose
to remain silent.
The mountain shouts
the answer but only
the river can hear it.

A reflection on case 30 of the Dogen’s Shobogenzo (The True Dharma Eye)

One thought on “SŌZAN’S NO CHANGE 正法眼蔵 三十

  1. I love this debate on the opening of a gate. So philosophical.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s