Dogen’s Fukanzazengi

Dogen’s Fukanzazengi is one of his best known texts, however much of it is copied almost verbatim from a text written 100 years previously. Here, it is interesting to note what Dogen chooses to add to the origional text, and also perhaps more so, what he leaves out. In this short video we examine a particular passage Dogen chose to leave out, namely “When the water of mediation is clear, the pearl of the mind will appear of itself”.

This video is related to Kusen No. 274.