By Masao Abe, Norman Waddell

ISBN-10: 0791452425

ISBN-13: 9780791452424

The center of Dogen's Shobogenzo presents exhaustively annotated translations of the tough center essays of Shobogenzo, the masterwork of eastern Zen grasp Dogen Kigen, the founding father of Sotoshu Zen. This e-book is headquartered round these essays that generations have considered as containing the essence of Dogen's instructing. those translations, revised from those who first seemed within the Nineteen Seventies, make clear and improve the certainty of Dogen's non secular concept and his easy principles approximately Zen perform and doctrine. Dogen's unusual highbrow presents, mixed with a profound non secular attainment and a rare skill to articulate it, make Shobogenzo detailed even within the giant literature the Zen tuition has produced over the centuries, securing it a unique position within the historical past of worldwide non secular literature.

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Editor's Introduction
1. The BuddhaÕs traditional and supreme Tooth
Ð John Buescher
2. Ask a Farmer: final research and Conventional
Existence in Tsong kha pa's Lam rim chen mo
Ð man Newland
3. portray the objective: at the id of the
Object of Negation (dgag bya) Ð Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
4. slicing the Roots of advantage: Tsong kha pa on the
Results of Anger Ð Daniel Cozort
5. Ethics because the foundation of a Tantric culture: Tsong kha pa
and the Founding of the dGe lugs Order in Tibet
Ð Elizabeth Napper
6. Bon rDzogs chen on Authenticity (pramÝna, tshad ma):
Prose and Poetry at the direction Ð Anne Carolyn Klein
7. The dGe ldanÐbKaÕ brgyud culture of MahÝmudrÝ:
How a lot dGe ldan? How a lot bKaÕ brgyud?
Ð Roger R. Jackson
8. Demons at the mom: Objections to the Perfect
Wisdom Sñtras in Tibet Ð Gareth Sparham
9. Gung thang and Sa bzang Ma ti Paû chen on the
Meaning of ÒFoundational ConsciousnessÓ
(Ýlaya, kun gzhi) Ð Joe Bransford Wilson
10. Authorship and Literary creation in
Classical Buddhist Tibet Ð JosŽ Ignacio Cabez—n
11. Altruism and Adversity: views from Psychoanalytic
Object kin idea Ð Harvey B. Aronson
12. Drawing the metal Bow: A Bibliographic Appreciation
of the Literary Legacy of Paul Jeffrey Hopkins
and His software on the college of Virginia
Ð Paul G. Hackett
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Although our reading, “the mind in itself is Buddha,” follows Ôkubo, the earlier “Honzanban” text uses the word body (shin 身) in place of mind (shin 心), which would seem more appropriate here, since Shingon asserts that attainment of Buddhahood is achieved “in this body” (sokushin jôbutsu 即身成仏). 35. In Shingon Buddhism, Dainichi Nyorai 大日如来 is surrounded at the four quarters by four other Buddhas, of which there are two sets, one in the Vajradha¯ tu (Diamond World), another in the Garbhadha¯tu (Womb-store World).

Word-counting scholars will not do—that would be a case of the blind leading the blind. Today, all who follow the right transmission of the Buddha-patriarchs preserve and maintain the Buddha Dharma by following with reverence a clear-sighted master who has attained the Way and is in accord with realization. Because of that, the spirits of the realms of light and darkness36 come to him and take refuge; enlightened Arhats37 also seek him out to beg his teaching. None are excluded from acquiring the means of illuminating the mind-ground.

Question 14: Upon entering the priesthood a person immediately sheds the various ties to secular life so there will be nothing to hinder him in his negotia- 54. The precepts are all included and present in zazen. ” (Shôbôgenzô zuimonki, II. 1). 55. We use the word “mantra” to render the word shingon 真言 (literally, “true words”), which refers to the mantras and dharanis employed in esoteric Buddhism. These magic or esoteric formulas are repeated to bring various benefits, such as unity with Buddha.

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