The Bodhisattva Heart

The Dōgen Institute

Extract from Boundless Vows, Endless Practice
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I firmly believe that the heart of the world is a bodhisattva heart. I believe that we find bodhisattvas in the three times and in the ten thousand directions as well as in every spiritual and religious tradition. I believe that bodhisattvas quietly and serenely, and maybe some other times more noisily, all according to their lives, culture, time, and causes and conditions, have worked, are working and will continue to work for the sake of all existences beyond space and time into infinity. I believe that the whole universe, the infinitesimal one as well as the macrocosmic one not yet discovered, pulsates with the heart of all bodhisattvas. That is how strong and boundless this faith is ingrained in my body/mind, one with the five skandhas allowing me to feel, think, and share this wonderful path in this…

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No Matter

Great Middle Way

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Don’t hate the arising of thoughts or stop the thoughts that do arise. Simply realize that your original mind, right from the start, is beyond thought.

No matter what, you never get involved with thoughts. Illuminate the original mind, and no other understanding is necessary.

—Bankei Yotaku

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