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Citation from Zen Master Dogen's BENDO-WA: (adapted with linebreaks)
from MOON IN A DEWDROP edited by Kazuaki Tanahashi, Northpoint Press, 1985
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There are those who, attracted
by grass, flowers, mountains and waters,
flow into the Buddha Way.
And there are those who, grasping
earth, rocks, sand and pebbles,
manifest the Buddha's seal.

In fact although the boundless words of the Buddha
overflow among myriad things,
the turning of the great dharma wheel in contained
inside a single particle.
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A soul admitted to itself --
Finite infinity.
~ Emily Dickinson (J-1695) (F-1696)

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