“The sitting practice I speak of is not learning meditation. It is simply the gate of repose and bliss, the practice/realization of totally culminated enlightenment. It is the manifestation of ultimate reality. Traps and snares can never reach it. Once its heart is grasped, you are like a dragon gaining the water, like a tiger taking to the mountains.
You should therefore cease from practice based on intellectual understanding, pursuing words and following after speech, and learn the backward step that turns your light inwardly.”
– Zen Master Dogen (1200 – 1253)
May you be free from suffering and the causes of suffering!
All my best,