Daily Wisdom / Zen

Study Yourself

Book coverWhat you will discover as you continue to study the dharma to practice meditation is that nothing you have ever heard is separate from your life. Dharma is the study of what is, and the only way you can find out what is true is through studying yourself. The Zen master Dōgen said, “To know yourself or study yourself is to forget yourself, and if you forget yourself then you become enlightened by all things.”

From The Wisdom of No Escape and the Path of Loving-Kindness by Pema Chödrön, page 83

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