Shobogenzo Zuimonki

Book 6

6-6

One day Dogen instructed,

An ancient person said, “Listen, see, attain.”

Further, “If you haven’t attained, see. If you haven’t yet seen, listen.”

He meant that seeing is superior to listening, attaining is superior to seeing. If you haven’t attained, you should see. If you haven’t seen, you should listen.