Teachings of Dogen

Dogen – Life has no whence, Death has no whither

from “Eihei Koroku (Universal Book of Eternal Peace) by Zen Master Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), trans. Thomas Cleary

Life has no whence; it is carrying forth, and carrying forth again. Death has no whither; it is carrying away, and carrying away again.

Ultimately how is it?

If the mind does not differ, myriad things are one suchness.

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