Once a student asked Baizhang, “what is the most excellent matter?”
Baizhang said, “Sitting alone on Daxiong Peak”
Suppose someone were to ask me – what is the most excellent matter? I would simply tell him: Giving a Dharma hall discourse on Mount Kichijo. (The location of Master Dogen”s temple)
Dogen’s Extensive Record
For all of us spending our lives scurrying to somewhere. anywhere – Master Dogen provides a pointed short cut.
San Francisco squirrels
First day of Autumn