Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Today's Zen quote

From the Genjo Koan ("Actualizing the Fundamental Point") of Dogen Eihei:
When dharma does not fill your whole body and mind, you think it is already sufficient. When dharma fills your body and mind, you understand that something is missing.
When the senior monk recited these words this past Sunday, a chill went through my spine. "Dharma" could be translated as "truth," or perhaps "knowledge," in this case.

It made me think of how the foolish think they know it all, while the wise realize just how little they understand.

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