Moon in a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen
Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters.
Kazuaki Tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts. Moon in a Dewdrop contains the key essays of the great master, as well as extensive background materials that will help Western readers to approach this significant work. There is also a selection of Dogen's poetry, most of which has not appeared in English translation before.
Dogen's thought runs counter to conventional logic, employing paradoxical language and startling imagery. It illuminates such fundamental concerns as the nature of time, existence, life, death, the self, and what is beyond self.
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Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. Read full review
Rules for Zazen Zazengi
Bodhisattvas Four Methods of Guidance Bodaisatta Shishoho
Actualizing the Fundamental Point Genjo Koan
Undivided Activity Zenki
Plum Blossoms Baika
The Moon Tsuki
On the Endeavor of the Way Bendowa
Only Buddha and Buddha Yuibutsu Yobutsu
FacetoFace Transmission Menju
AllInclusive Study Henzan
Lineage Charts of Chinese Zen Masters