The Heart of Dogen's Shobogenzo

The Heart of Dogen's Shobogenzo

by Norman Waddell
     
 

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The Heart of Doμgen's Shoμboμgenzoμ provides exhaustively annotated translations of the difficult core essays of Shoμboμgenzoμ, the masterwork of Japanese Zen master Doμgen Kigen, the founder of Soμtoμ Zen. This book is centered around those essays that generations have regarded as containing the essence of Doμgen's teaching. These…  See more details below

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The Heart of Doμgen's Shoμboμgenzoμ provides exhaustively annotated translations of the difficult core essays of Shoμboμgenzoμ, the masterwork of Japanese Zen master Doμgen Kigen, the founder of Soμtoμ Zen. This book is centered around those essays that generations have regarded as containing the essence of Doμgen's teaching. These translations, revised from those that first appeared in the 1970s, clarify and enrich the understanding of Doμgen's religious thought and his basic ideas about Zen practice and doctrine. Doμgen's uncommon intellectual gifts, combined with a profound religious attainment and an extraordinary ability to articulate it, make Shoμboμgenzoμ unique even in the vast literature the Zen school has produced over the centuries, securing it a special place in the history of world religious literature.

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From the Publisher
“These translations, originally published in The Eastern Buddhist journal more than twenty years ago, are the most accurate and complete renderings available. Many people have been eagerly waiting for years for these pieces to appear in a single, handy book.” — Steven Heine, editor of A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791489338
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/18/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
614 KB

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Norman Waddell is Professor in the Department of International Studies at Otani University in Kyoto, Japan.

Masao Abe is Professor Emeritus at Nara University of Japan, and has taught Buddhism and Japanese philosophy at Columbia University, University of Chicago, Princeton University, Claremont Graduate School, University of Hawaii, and Haverford College, among others. He is the author of A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion, also published by SUNY Press.

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