Dogen Zenji Quotes

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Dogen Zenji was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher born in Kyoto. He founded the Soto school of Zen in Japan after travelling to China and training under Rujing, a master of the Chinese Caodong lineage. Wikipedia
Born: January 19, 1200, Kyoto, Japan
Died: September 22, 1253, Kyoto,  Japan

Eyes horizontal, Nose vertical. Essence of Buddhism.

— Dogen Zenji

If you are unable to find the truth right where you are, where else do you expect to find it?

— Dogen Zenji

To study the Buddha way is to study the self.

— Dogen Zenji

To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by the ten thousand things.

— Dogen Zenji