Thursday, November 2, 2023

Step 11, Treasures open to us

 November 2023, 12 & Zen


Step 11: Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.  


Koan:  The storehouse of treasures opens of itself. You may take them and use them anyway you wish. –Fukanzazengi* – Dōgen  (PZI Misc. Koans)


·      Fukan zazengi (Japanese普勸坐禪儀), also known by its English translation Universal Recommendation for Zazen, is an essay describing and promoting the practice of zazen written by the 13th century Japanese Zen monk Eihei Dōgen. The date of its composition is unclear, and the text evolved significantly over the author's lifetime. It is written in Classical Chinese rather than the Classical JapaneseDōgen used to compose his famous Shōbōgenzō.[1]

Bill K.

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