A Buddhist Journal

August 29, 2006

How To Get Enlightened – 道元禅師法語







“To Be Enlightened” To study the Path is to study the self.
To study the self is to forget the self.
To forget self is to be enlightened by all things.
To be enlightened by all things is to remove the barriers between
one’s self and others.

——–Japanese Zen Master Dogen ———–


Zen master Dogen (1200 – 1253) went to China and was practised under another
famouse Chinese Zen mater Ru-Jing. Dogen get enlightened at his 26 years old (1225)
with total spiritual liberation. Thereafter he went to Japan and started his Zen school
and built up his Buddhist Zen Temples.


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