SŌZAN’S NO CHANGE 正法眼蔵 三十

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.

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