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

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Kazuaki Tanahashi
Shambhala Publications, May 14, 2013 - Religion - 1280 pages
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 represent a Who’s Who of American Zen have produced a translation of the great work that combines accuracy with a deep understanding of Dogen’s voice and literary gifts. This eBook includes a wealth of materials to aid understanding, including maps, lineage charts, a bibliography, and an exhaustive glossary of names and terms—and, as a bonus, the most renowned of all Dogen’s essays, "Recommending Zazen to All People."
 

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Contents

6
Notes to the Reader
VOLUME
Texts in Relation to Dogens Life and Translation Credits
WANDERING PERIOD 12271233
MONASTERY CONSTRUCTION PERIOD 12431245
DAIBUTSU MONASTERY PERIOD 12451246
1
Buddha Sutras
Insentient Beings Speak Dharma
Dharma Nature
Dharani
FacetoFace Transmission
Rules for Zazen
Plum Blossoms
Ten Directions

KOSHO MONASTERY PERIOD 12331243
One Bright Pearl
Receiving the Marrow by Bowing
Valley Sounds Mountain Colors
Power of the Robe
Transmitting the Robe
Mountains and Waters Sutra
Buddha Ancestors
Document of Heritage
Dharma Blossoms Turn Dharma Blossoms
Ungraspable Mind
Ungraspable Mind Later Version
Old Mirror
Reading a Sutra
Buddha Nature
Awesome Presence of Active Buddhas
The Buddhas Teaching
Miracles
Great Enlightenment
The Point of Zazen
Going Beyond Buddha
Thusness
31a 31b Continuous Practice Part One Continuous Practice Part Two 32 Ocean Mudra Samadhi
Confirmation
Avalokiteshvara
Arhat
Cypress Tree
Radiant Light
BodyandMind Study of the
Within a Dream Expressing the Dream
Expressions
Painting of a Rice Cake
Undivided Activity
The Moon
Flowers in the
Old Buddha Mind
The Bodhisattvas Four Methods of Guidance
Twining Vines
Three Realms Are Inseparable from Mind
Speaking of Mind Speaking of Essence
The Buddha
The Reality of All Things
Intimate Language
Seeing the Buddha
AllInclusive Study
Eyeball
Everyday Activity
Dragon Song
Spring and Autumn
The Meaning of Bodhidharmas Coming from India
Udumbara Blossom
Arousing the Aspiration for the Unsurpassable
Arousing the Aspiration for Enlightenment
Tathagatas Entire Body
King of Samadhis
Thirtyseven Wings of Enlightenment
Turning the Dharma Wheel
SelfRealization Samadhi
Great Practice
Space
Eating Bowl
Practice Period
Seeing Others Minds
King Wants the Saindhava
EIHEI MONASTERY PERIOD 12461253
Instructions on Kitchen Work
Leaving the Household
Eight Awakenings of Great Beings
FASCICLES NOT DATED BY DOGEN
Karma in the Three Periods
Four Horses
Virtue of Home Leaving
Making Offerings to Buddhas
Taking Refuge in Buddha Dharma and Sangha
Identifying with Cause and Effect
Monk of the FourthStage Meditation
Only a Buddha and a Buddha
Birth and Death
Heart of the
Receiving the Precepts
One Hundred Eight Gates of Realizing Dharma
Afterword Michael Wenger
Recommending Zazen to All People Dogen
Dogens Life and Teaching Keizan Jokin
Dogens Editions of the Book 4 Lineage of Chinese Zen Ancestors
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DOGEN (1200–1253) is known as the founder of the Japanese Soto Zen sect.
Translator KAZ TANAHASHI is one of the most renowned Zen calligraphers at work today, and one of the most prominent teachers of that art. He is also a Zen practitioner of many years in the lineage of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind), and thus is himself in the lineage of Zen Master Dogen. He has published three previous translations of Dogen, as well as Brush Mind, a book about approaching Zen through the practice of art.

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