Thursday, October 1, 2009

Here it is

There is a simple way to become a buddha: When you
refrain from unwholesome actions,
are not attached to birth and death, and
are compassionate toward all sentient beings,
respectful to seniors and kind to juniors,
not excluding or desiring anything,
with no designing thoughts or worries,
you will be called a buddha.
Do not seek anything else.

- Eihei Dogen from "Birth and Death," Tricycle Fall 2000

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