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What does it mean by 'All beings have a Buddha nature'?

It is not just Dogen's translation. The Nirvana Sutra states that all beings have Buddha Nature. You can also check Mark Blum or Yamamoto's translations. However, Dogen played with the initial ...
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Does Dogen's wholehearted way say anything about the status of memory?

If you are referring to the intellectual capability of memory (隨念智), then this is not mentioned in Bendowa. The whole-hearted way is, as you say, awareness from moment to moment. According to Zen, it ...
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Is this a passable translation of Dogen's "without thinking"?

Think of not-thinking. How do you think of not-thinking? Be before thinking. These are the basics of zazen. When one's perceptional faculties are acutely developed and on the cusp of awakening, ...
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Is this a passable translation of Dogen's "without thinking"?

I had a look at translations of Dogen's essay "Universally Recommended Instructions for Zazen": Think of not thinking. Not thinking-what kind of thinking is that? Nonthinking. This is the ...
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Is this a passable translation of Dogen's "without thinking"?

To me the English phrase, "think of thinking which is no longer thought" implies that it used to be thought, that it was previously thought, but is no longer thought i.e. it is not thought any more. ...
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What does dogen's genjo-koan mean?

Dogen is pointing to emptiness. When the self drops, you realise you are one with the ten thousand things, and there is no more I and them. Enlightenment, path, etc are no more than concepts. The ...
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What is before spring?

This idea is elaborated in Dogen's work called "Uji" (The Time-Being). Here I will paste some bits and pieces: Time itself is being, and all being is time. Each moment is all being, is the ...
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What did Dogen think a miracle was?

As Chogyam Trungpa explained in Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior (or was it in The Myth of Freedom and the Way of Meditation ?), the perfectly enlightened Bodhisattva always does exactly what'...
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I'm fascinated by 'death': what would Dogen say?

Dogen quotes from Goodreads on the internet Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken! Take heed, do not ...
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What is before spring?

Dogen is said to have said: Time itself is being, and all being is time. But what does “is” mean, and how does it help form the answer being searched for by the OP? In the question, the OP ...
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Does Dogen's wholehearted way say anything about the status of memory?

Memory does not appear in the translated Bendowa However, if we consider that memory might be defined as "held thought", then this passage from the Bendowa may be relevant: All Buddhas continually ...
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