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The Buddha denies the existence of any permanent entity either physical or mental. We call this theory about self as Anatmavada.

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Dogen Zenji

Other names Dogen Kigen,
Eihei Dōgen,
Koso Joyo Daishi
Born 1200 Kyoto, Japan
Died 1253
Tradition Zen Buddhism
School Sōtō
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Dōgen Zenji was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher and the founder of the Sōtō school of Zen in Japan after travelling to China and training under the Chinese Caodong lineage there. Dōgen is known for his extensive writing including the Treasury of the Eye of the True Dharma or Shōbōgenzō, a collection of ninety-five fascicles concerning Buddhist practice and enlightenment.
Famous Quote:
To study the Way is to study the self. To study the self is to forget the self. To forget the self is to be enlightened by all things of the universe. To be enlightened by all things of the universe is to cast off the body and mind of the self as well as those of others. Even the traces of enlightenment are wiped out, and life with traceless enlightenment goes on forever and eve
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