The journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step

Enlightenment poem

One stroke dissolves knowledge,
Struggle no longer needed.
I will follow the ancient path,
Not lapsing into quietude.
Noble conduct beyond sound and form –
No trace anywhere.
Those who have mastered the way
May call this an unsurpassable activity.

– Xiangyan Zhixian

quoted in the book “The Essential Dogen: Writings of the Great Zen Master”

With thanks to Gems of Wisdom – Zen Tradition

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