A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion

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SUNY Press, 1992 - Philosophy - 251 pages
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This complete translation of Masao Abe s essays on Dogen probes the core of the Zen master s philosophy and religion. This work analyzes Dogen s formative doubt concerning the notion of original awakening as the basis for his unique approach to nonduality in the doctrines of the oneness of practice and attainment, the unity of beings and Buddha-nature, the simultaneity of time and eternity, and the identity of life and death. Abe also offers insightful, critical comparisons of Dogen and various Buddhist and Western thinkers, especially Shinran and Heidegger."
 

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Contents

Authors Introduction 11
11
II
35
Dogens View of Time and Space 77
77
The Problem of Death in Dogen and Shinran Part I 145
145
VI
169
Notes 221
221
Glossary of SinoJapanese Terms 243
243
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About the author (1992)

Masao Abe is Professor Emeritus of 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, Haverford College, among others.

Steven Heine is Assistant Professor of Religion at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of Existential and Ontological Dimensions of Time in Heidegger and Dogen also published by SUNY Press, A Blade of Grass: Japanese Poetry and Aesthetics in Dogen Zen, and A Dream Within a Dream: Studies in Japanese Thought.

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