QOTD: "Do not think you will necessarily be aware of your own enlightenment." -Dogen Zenji.

This answers the question "Why should I bother practicing with a teacher?" rather nicely. One should not self-judge one's progress or place on the dharma path by constantly looking down, or they'll only see their own feet..


Jomon said...

A well-needed reminder, as I hear myself say things like how my practice "seems shallow" lately, or "scattered" or "dry." I have no idea what is happening, and I have no way to know. Great Dogen quote!