Eating breakfast

We sometimes think that happiness comes from special circumstances or lofty insights, involving practices which require great effort, rather than the simple day-to-day circumstances before us:

Dropping off body and mind is good practice.

[There is]…nothing fundamental to rely on, including not others, not self, not sentient beings, and not causes or conditions.

Although this is so, eating breakfast comes first.

Dogen, 1200-1253, founder of the Soto branch of Zen Buddhism.

(“Dropping off body and mind” refers to sitting meditation)

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