B5/93 Doshin



The Will to the Truth

Do, which means “way” or “truth,” is a translation of the Sanskrit word bodhi, and shin means “mind” or “will.” So doshin represents the Sanskrit bodhicitta. In this chapter, Master Dogen preached the will to the truth, devotion to the Three Treasures, the making of buddha-images, and practicing Zazen. The teachings of this chapter are rather concrete and direct, and so some Buddhist scholars have supposed that this chapter might have been preached for laymen and laywomen.