Dogen's Genjo Koan: Three Commentaries

Dogen s Genjo Koan Three Commentaries One of the greatest religious practitioners and philosophers of the East Eihei Dogen Zenji is today thought of as the founder of the Soto school of Zen A deep thinker and writer he was dee

  • Title: Dogen's Genjo Koan: Three Commentaries
  • Author: Dōgen Nishiari Bokusan Shohaku Okamura Shunryu Suzuki Uchiyama Kosho Sojun Mel Weitsman Kazuaki Tanahasi Michael Wenger
  • ISBN: 9781582437439
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of the greatest religious practitioners and philosophers of the East, Eihei Dogen Zenji 1200 1253 is today thought of as the founder of the Soto school of Zen A deep thinker and writer, he was deeply involved in monastic methods and in integrating Zen realization into daily life At times The Shobogenzo was profoundly difficult, and he worked on it over his entire lOne of the greatest religious practitioners and philosophers of the East, Eihei Dogen Zenji 1200 1253 is today thought of as the founder of the Soto school of Zen A deep thinker and writer, he was deeply involved in monastic methods and in integrating Zen realization into daily life At times The Shobogenzo was profoundly difficult, and he worked on it over his entire life, revising and expanding, producing a book that is today thought to be one of the highest manifestations of Buddhist thought ever produced Dogen s Genjo Koan is the first chapter in that book, and for many followers it might be thought to contain the gist of Dogen s work it is one of the groundwork texts of Zen Buddhism, standing easily alongside The Diamond Sutra, The Heart Sutra, and a small handful of others.Our unique edition of Dogen s Genjo Koan Actualization of Reality contains three separate translations and several commentaries by a wide variety of Zen masters Nishiari Bokusan, Shohaku Okamura, Shunryu Suzuki, Kosho Uchiyama Sojun Mel Weitsman, Kazuaki Tanahashi, and Dairyu Michael Wenger all have contributed to our presentation of this remarkable work There can be no doubt that understanding and integrating this text will have a profound effect on anyone s life and practice.

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    1. If you are a practicing Zen Buddhist, this is recommended reading. Dogen Roshi speaks from the pure land of thought that cuts through illusion and is beautifully poetic. This book is a compilation of many pure minds that help to bring awareness and understanding to the deep writings of Dogen. I found myself reading a few pages, then letting them sit with me for greater understanding. I will continue to live just two sentences from the Koan:"Yet in attachment, blossoms just fall, and in aversion [...]

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