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Daily Activities

February 16, 2020

Transmitting to the east the way the ancestors brought from the west,

My daily activities illuminated by the moon and shadowed by the clouds,

Because I revere the ancient way of the patriarchs,

The secular dust of worldly customs does not reach

Where I remain secluded in my grass-thatched hut,

On a snowy evening deep in the mountain recesses.

~ Dogen Zenji

 

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