Everyone bound by karma,
speaking of a Buddha-mind "within".

Tied up by this
I couldn’t find it.

Finally tracked it down,
showing itself as me.
These are the living words of Tettsu Gikai ( student of Koun Ejo and Dogen) , uttered now and then. Dropping "within" and "without" requires to drop self and others, practice and family life, dropping differences, boundaries and ideas.

Please don't make anything too holy. It is so easy to over do it. Don't reject any dusty corner. Live like a circle, broad and bright, unmoving yet touching everything. The "you" sitting and the "you" driving, working, eating... are not two.

Take it easy and gently