Dogen Zenji's Shobogenzo Genjo-koan
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 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.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
abiding actualized buddhas Amitabha Antaiji attain enlightenment Avalokitesvara banpo become firewood bird birth and death body and mind Buddha dharma Buddha-nature Buddhism called commentary deluded delusion and enlightenment dharma wheel dharmas are Buddha dichotomy Dogen Zenji says enlight enment entire dharmadhatu existence expression eyes Firewood becomes ash fish Genjo koan Heart Sutra heaven and earth human ignorance illuminate infinite intuit Japanese kalpas life-driving living look Lotus Sutra matter means monk moon is reflected myriad dharmas myriad things Nanyue nature of wind nirvana Nishiari non-being ocean one’s ordinary ourselves person potassium cyanide practice zazen practice-enlightenment prajna profundity reality realm Sawaki Roshi sentences sentient separation sesshin Shakyamuni Buddha Shobo genzo Shunryu Suzuki subject and object Sutra swims talk teachers teaching temple thought thousand dharmas thusness tion tofu true truly truth Uchiyama Roshi understand undivided activity whole wind is permanent