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Treasury of the True Dharma Eye

Zen Master Dogen's Shobo Genzo
Hardcover Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
April, 2013
ISBN:
9781590309353
Quantity: 
1
$114.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

This monumental work is considered to be one of the most profound expressions of Zen wisdom ever put on paper, and also the outstanding literary and philosophical work of Japan. It is a collection of essays by Eihei Dogen (1200–1253), founder of Zen’s Soto school.

Kazuaki Tanahashi and a team of translators that represent a Who’s Who of American Zen have produced a translation of the great work that combines accuracy with a deep understanding of Dogen’s voice and literary gifts. This volume includes a wealth of materials to aid understanding, including maps, lineage charts, a bibliography, and an exhaustive glossary of names and terms—and, as a bonus, the most renowned of all Dogen’s essays, Recommending Zazen to All People.

On the road of Buddha ancestors there is always unsurpassable practice, continuous and sustained. It forms the circle of the way and is never cut off. Between aspiration, practice, enlightenment, and nirvana, there is not a moment’s gap; continuous practice is the circle of the way.

“A vast, beautiful translation... English-speaking practitioners will be indebted to Kaz Tanahashi and his associates for this truly magnificent teaching, an indispensable contribution to Zen letters.” —Peter Matthiessen (Muryo Roshi)

“”For adventuresome Dharma students of any tradition... Dogen’s writings offer the possibility of a profound exploration into the nature of practice, words, intimacy. This complete and splendid translation, the work of translators deeply immersed in Dharma and three languages—medieval Japanese, modern Japanese, and English—is a new atlas for such adventures.” —Inquiring Mind

Publisher’s Description: 

This monumental work is considered to be one of the most profound expressions of Zen wisdom ever put on paper, and also the outstanding literary and philosophical work of Japan. It is a collection of essays by Eihei Dogen (12001253), founder of Zens Soto school.

Kazuaki Tanahashi and a team of translators that represent a Whos Who of American Zen have produced a translation of the great work that combines accuracy with a deep understanding of Dogens voice and literary gifts. This volume includes a wealth of materials to aid understanding, including maps, lineage charts, a bibliography, and an exhaustive glossary of names and termsand, as a bonus, the most renowned of all Dogens essays, Recommending Zazen to All People.

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