07/4 Ikka-no-myoju



One Bright Pearl

Ikka means “one,” myo means “bright” or “clear,” and ju means “pearl.” So ikka no myoju means one bright pearl. This chapter is a commentary on Master Gensa Shibi’s words that the whole Universe in all directions is as splendid as a bright pearl. Master Dogen loved these words, so he wrote about them in this chapter.