from “On ‘The Rippling of a Valley Stream…’ “, in the Shōbōgenzō, by Eihei Dōgen

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“We must understand that were Original  Nature not the contour of a mountain and the rippling of a valley stream, then Shakyamuni would not have begun His voicing of the Dharma by holding a flower  aloft, [… ]  Because of the merit that comes to fruition in the rippling of a stream  and the contour of a mountain, the great earth and its sentient beings simultaneously realize the Way”
from “On ‘The Rippling of a Valley Stream…’ “, in the Shōbōgenzō, by Eihei Dōgen

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