Namaste Dagoba, Xia'an, China
Deepen intimacy with self and others
Please cherish your skin, flesh, bones, and marrow,
Knowing each other, intimate friends become even more intimate.
When someone asks the meaning of coming from the west,
[Bodhidharma] faces the wall for nine years,
Abiding at Shaolin.
—Dōgen, Eihei Kōroku
Leighton & Okumra, Wisdom Publications 2004, p. 313