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A remarkable collection of essays, Shobogenzo, Treasury of the Eye of True Teaching, was composed in the thirteenth century by the Zen master Dogen, founder of the Soto Zen school in Japan.
These essays are about the Japanese Zen master Dogen Zenji, (1200-1253) founder of the Soto school. For more on Dogen and translations of some of his works, see the Dogen Teachingspage under Zen Teachings. Questions, broken links, suggestions, etc, please.search thezensite.The Zuimonkimanuscript published by Menzan Zuiho in 1770 has received the widest audience. This text is called the rufubon or the popular version. The publication by Iwanami-bunko in 1929 is based on the rufubon. In 1942, an older version was found by Doshu Okubo at Choenji Temple in Aichi Prefecture.A remarkable collection of essays, Shobogenzo was composed in the thirteenth century by the Zen master Dogen, founder of the Soto Zen school in Japan. Through its linguistic artistry and its philosophical subtlety, the Shobogenzo presents a thorough recasting of Buddhism with a creative ingenuity that has never been matched in the subsequent literature of Japanese Zen.
Shobogenzo is a Zen-text that was written by Dogen. The meaning of the name is: The Eyes and the Treasure of the True Law. The Treasure is the treasure that every human being has within him. The Eyes are the eyes of truth. Shobogenzo contains 95 chapters. It is considered worldwide as one of deepest and most important spiritual and philosophical work that was ever written in Japan.Read More
A remarkable collection of essays, Shobogenzo was composed in the thirteenth century by the Zen master Dogen, founder of the Soto Zen school in Japan. Through its linguistic artistry and its philosophical subtlety, Shobogenzo presents a thorough recasting of Buddhism with a creative ingenuity that has never been matched.Read More
Title: Shobogenzo: Zen Essays By Dogen Format: Paperback Product dimensions: 136 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.4 in Shipping dimensions: 136 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.4 in Published: August 1, 1991 Publisher: University Of Hawaii Press Language: English. The following ISBNs are associated with this title: ISBN - 10: 0824814010. ISBN - 13: 9780824814014. Appropriate for ages: All ages. Look for similar items by.Read More
Among these writings, by far the most famous is the Shobogenzo (“Treasury of the Eye of the True Dharma”), a collection of vernacular essays that typically take the form of comments on passages in Chinese Zen texts. Widely considered one of the masterpieces of Japanese Buddhist literature, the collection has been translated into English several times. By Carl Bielefeldt, professor of.Read More
Sounds of Valley Streams is a study of Zen Buddhist enlightenment in nine chapters of Shobogenzoby Dogen. Francis H. Cook has translated the nine chapters and has preceded them with four chapters of discussion. These essays show Dogen bringing his religious intensity, philosophical depth, and poetic power to bear on a number of different facets of enlightenment.Read More
Below are brief summaries of essays printed in books or newsletters, with links to PDFs of those essays. Daigo (Great Realization) — Shobogenzo Chapter 10. There is a great question: “What is awakening? What is enlightenment? What is this experience we seek, as silver-tongued Joshu great master says, like Buddha-seeking fools?” There has been great controversy over this question for a.Read More
The book includes the 13 volumes including the original text of Shobogenzo, comments for difficult words, and Shobogenzo in the modern Japanese, and an index. It was necessary for me to accomplish and publish it for 16 years. At that time I was the head of a section in Japan Security Finance Company, and so I was rather busy. Therefore it was necessary for me to stop smoking, drinking, playing.Read More
The Heart of Dogen's Shobogenzo provides exhaustively annotated translations of the difficult core essays of Shobogenzo, the masterwork of Japanese Zen master Dogen Kigen, the founder of Soto Zen. This book is centered around those essays that generations have regarded as containing the essence of Dogen's teaching. These translations, revised from those that first appeared in the 1970s.Read More
First Dogen Book contains several key essays from Eihei Dogen's Shobogenzo translated into English from the original text. This book is distinguished by featuring extensive notes in separate chapters that discuss -- for each couple of sentences -- the linguistic and historical background, different possibilities of translation and interpretation, and reasons why particular decisions were made.Read More