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Master Dogen's Shinji Shobogenzo

301 Koan Stories
Master Dogen's Shinji Shobogenzo

Author(s) : Nishijima, Gudo Wafu
Publishers Price : 20.00
Wisdom Price : 14.00(save 30%)
Availability : Currently in stock
ISBN : 0952300265
EAN : 9780952300267
Cover : Paperback
Pages : 386
Size : 230 x 154mm
Publisher : Windbell
Published : 2003
Category : Zen: General
Category 2 : Zen: Soto
Synopsis:
The Shinji Shobogenzo is a marvelous collection of 301 Zen koan stories in three volumes that master Dogen collected during his four-year stay in China. The stories were written in Chinese, and are records of conversations between Buddhist masters and their students. Dogen used many of these stories as the basis for his formal lectures in his major work, the Shobogenzo.

Nishijima Roshi has published a complete translation and commentary on the stories in Japanese, and he first dictated an English translation to three of his students in the early 1980`s, together with a commentary on each story, which was produced in three volumes. Only the first of the three volumes was published, but it is now long out of print. This new and completely revised version comprises all three volumes in one edition, together with Nishijima`s refreshingly down-to-earth explanations of the stories.

The Shinji Shobogenzo is an essential collection that encompasses many of the well-known koan stories, with many interesting and less familiar ones, together with the comments of a contemporary Buddhist master renowned for his clear and no-nonsense approach.
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