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Treasury of the True Dharma Eye: Zen Master Dogen's Shobo Genzo

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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 transla
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Hardcover, 1280 pages
Published May 14th 2013 by Shambhala (first published 1253)
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Barry Graham
Aug 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Lynette Monteiro
May 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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It will never be fully read!
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Zen-piirien iso kirja, Dogenin Shobo Genzo, on järkälemäinen ja syvääluotaava opus Soto-koulukunnan zen-buddhalaisuuteen ja siihen, mikä on oikeaa oppia.

Shobo Genzosta on kaksi versiota, molemmat Dogenin kokoamia. On Kana-shobo genzo, joka on arvion kirja, ja on Mana-shobo genzo teoksena tunnettu 300 koanin kokoelma. Kana on kaiketi paremmin tunnettu, ja kun puhutaan shobo genzosta, sillä useimmiten myös tätä kyseistä teosta tarkoitetaan.

Olin aiemmin lukenut mana-version, joka piirsi itselleni
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Lynne
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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This is a must-have resource for anyone interested in studying Zen or E. Dōgen Zenji.
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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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