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Treasury of the True Dharma Eye (Shobo Genzo, in Japanese) is a monumental work, considered to be one of the profoundest expressions of Zen wisdom ever put on paper, and also the most 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 r
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Hardcover, 1280 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Shambhala (first published January 1st 2007)
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Jesus Garcia
Dec 26, 2013 Jesus Garcia rated it it was amazing
According to Dogen: “The world is the function of intimacy, which is way beyond being close. Intimacy is thoroughness, completeness, being drenched [in everything], all-inclusiveness. There’s no gap” between anything, ever. You and the person next to you on the subway, the mountains and the sea, an incipient story and the blank page are all one. He argued that when we understand life moving together in this way, then we feel the warmth of all creation because everything is more than just part of ...more
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Aug 23, 2011 Barry Graham rated it it was amazing
Dogen Zenjii is arguably the greatest Dharma teacher of all time. There have been few complete translations of his master work, the Shobogenzo, in English, and none of them have come close to conveying Dogen's luminous teaching and exhilarating prose - until now.

This magnificent two-volume set is the result of more than 40 years of work by Kazuaki Tanahashi (read an interview with him here) in which he collaborated on the translations with a head-spinning array of some of the most important Zen
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So wonderful, both text and footnotes, glad I committed the time to finally read it all the way through.
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Dōgen Zenji (道元禅師; also Dōgen Kigen 道元希玄, or Eihei Dōgen 永平道元, or Koso Joyo Daishi) was a Zen Buddhist teacher and the founder of the Sōtō Zen school of Buddhism in Japan.
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