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Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist

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Eihei Dogen, the founder of the Japanese branch of the Soto Zen Buddhist school, is considered one of the world's most remarkable religious philosophers. Eihei Dogen: Mystical Realist is a comprehensive introduction to the genius of this brilliant thinker. This thirteenth-century figure has much to teach us all and the questions that drove him have always been at the heart ...more
Paperback, Third Edition, 368 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Wisdom Publications
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Robert Seitz
Aug 24, 2013 Robert Seitz rated it it was ok
Not recommended for casually curious readers. I've been slowly working on this one for months. You have to have some experience with the specific concerns of Zen to realize much interest in the role Dogen played as a reformer in Japan. This book is largely about Dogen's scholastic influence, and the context of his objections and simplifications. Though the author teases continually throughout the book that they are going to get around to discussing his poetry, fans of his elegant, beautiful vers ...more
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Jun 17, 2013 Ed rated it really liked it
There is really a lot of depth here, and spending time with it has enhanced my reading of Dogen's work in some foundational ways. But I would still love to see a non-academic overview of Dogen's life and work for the lay Zen practitioner. This is not the last time I plan to read this book.
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