The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Letting go

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Autumn is spirited and refreshing as this mountain ages.
A donkey observes the sky in the well, white moon floating.
One is not dependent;
One does not contain.
Letting go, vigorous with plenty of gruel and rice,
Flapping with vitality, right from head to tail,
Above and below the heavens, clouds and water are free.

– Dogen Zenji

from the book “Dogen’s Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku”
ISBN: 978-0861716708 – https://amzn.to/1izZiWz

translated by Taigen Dan Leighton & Shohaku Okumura

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