Dogen's Genjo Koan: Three Commentaries

Dogen s Genjo Koan Three Commentaries One of the greatest religious practitioners and philosophers of the East Eihei Dogen Zenji is today thought of as the founder of the Soto school of Zen A deep thinker and writer he was dee

Master Dogen s Shobogenzo, Book For even a novice student of Buddhism, no introduction is needed when discussing Dogen and this hallmark of his writings, The Shobogenzo This particular volume contains some of the most well known and revered pieces such as, Bendowa, Genjokoan, Hokke Zen in Daily life Genjo Koan Skip to navigation Genjo Koan Written by zen master Dogen Zenji translated by Prof Masunaga Reiho Translated in Soto Approach to Zen by Prof Masunaga Reiho, Zen in Daily life About Dogen Zenji A Quick Description of Dogen, His life and accomplishments by Prof Masunaga Reiho from the book Soto Approach to Zen Dogen profoundly expressed the essence of Zen In his biography it is said that Dogen had great doubts about reality and ideals when he was years old, and he visited Eisai in an effort to solve this problem Dogen later studied under Myozen, a disciple of Eisai. Kensh Kensh is a Japanese term from the Zen tradition Ken means seeing, sh means nature, essence It is usually translated as seeing one s true nature, that is, the Buddha nature. Kensh is an initial insight or awakening, not full Buddhahood It is to be followed by further training to deepen this insight, and learn to express it in daily life. The Mudra of Zen The Mudra of Zen The mudra of Zen, or the position of the hands in the posture of Zen meditation, is unique the hands are placed in the lap with the palms upward, the fingers of one hand resting on the fingers of the other, and the tips of the thumbs just touching. D gen Wikipdia Cette section ne cite pas suffisamment ses sources avril Pour l amliorer, ajoutez des rfrences vrifiables comment faire ou le modle Rfrence ncessaire sur

  • Title: Dogen's Genjo Koan: Three Commentaries
  • Author: Dōgen Nishiari Bokusan Shohaku Okamura Shunryu Suzuki Uchiyama Kosho Sojun Mel Weitsman Kazuaki Tanahasi Michael Wenger
  • ISBN: 9781582437439
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 lOne 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.

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    1. If you are a practicing Zen Buddhist, this is recommended reading. Dogen Roshi speaks from the pure land of thought that cuts through illusion and is beautifully poetic. This book is a compilation of many pure minds that help to bring awareness and understanding to the deep writings of Dogen. I found myself reading a few pages, then letting them sit with me for greater understanding. I will continue to live just two sentences from the Koan:"Yet in attachment, blossoms just fall, and in aversion [...]

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