Moon In a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen

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 transla Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important So...

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Title:Moon In a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen
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Number of Pages:368 pages pages

Moon In a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen Reviews

  • Kenzie
    Mar 31, 2011

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

  • Bob
    Aug 19, 2010

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

  • Enrique Valdivia
    Feb 19, 2010

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

  • Luaba
    Dec 17, 2011

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

  • Jim
    Jun 03, 2009

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

  • Matt
    Nov 13, 2008

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

    Just started this one - it's dense, but seems to be a good collection of various writings from this 13th century Japanese Zen Master. ...

  • Julie
    Oct 12, 2010

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

  • Adrian Astur Alvarez
    May 04, 2012

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

  • Ali
    Mar 09, 2009

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

  • David
    Sep 27, 2009

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

    Just started this one - it's dense, but seems to be a good collection of various writings from this 13th century Japanese Zen Master. ...

    Great variety of writings. Pick it up, put it down, pick it up again and start someplace completely new. Hard not to find something worth chewing on. ...

    ...

    ...

  • J.W. Dionysius Nicolello
    Dec 30, 2016

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

  • Justyn Shultz
    Oct 29, 2013

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

    Just started this one - it's dense, but seems to be a good collection of various writings from this 13th century Japanese Zen Master. ...

    Great variety of writings. Pick it up, put it down, pick it up again and start someplace completely new. Hard not to find something worth chewing on. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Bill Gusky
    Sep 17, 2011

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

    Just started this one - it's dense, but seems to be a good collection of various writings from this 13th century Japanese Zen Master. ...

    Great variety of writings. Pick it up, put it down, pick it up again and start someplace completely new. Hard not to find something worth chewing on. ...

  • Lysergius
    Jul 11, 2017

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

  • Scott
    Jul 05, 2015

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

  • Sande
    Mar 24, 2012

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

    Just started this one - it's dense, but seems to be a good collection of various writings from this 13th century Japanese Zen Master. ...

    Great variety of writings. Pick it up, put it down, pick it up again and start someplace completely new. Hard not to find something worth chewing on. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Kirk
    Nov 22, 2012

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

    Just started this one - it's dense, but seems to be a good collection of various writings from this 13th century Japanese Zen Master. ...

    Great variety of writings. Pick it up, put it down, pick it up again and start someplace completely new. Hard not to find something worth chewing on. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Joseph
    Jul 06, 2012

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

  • Brendan
    Jun 15, 2015

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

  • Joseph Michael Reynolds
    Jul 28, 2012

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

  • Kirk McElhearn
    Sep 05, 2012

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

    Just started this one - it's dense, but seems to be a good collection of various writings from this 13th century Japanese Zen Master. ...

    Great variety of writings. Pick it up, put it down, pick it up again and start someplace completely new. Hard not to find something worth chewing on. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Jure Godler
    Dec 14, 2012

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

  • Paul Stansfield
    Jun 20, 2017

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

    Just started this one - it's dense, but seems to be a good collection of various writings from this 13th century Japanese Zen Master. ...

    Great variety of writings. Pick it up, put it down, pick it up again and start someplace completely new. Hard not to find something worth chewing on. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • Enmark Dalanon
    May 22, 2013

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

    Just started this one - it's dense, but seems to be a good collection of various writings from this 13th century Japanese Zen Master. ...

    Great variety of writings. Pick it up, put it down, pick it up again and start someplace completely new. Hard not to find something worth chewing on. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • dj
    Aug 28, 2015

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

  • Andrew Olsen
    Aug 04, 2014

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

  • Chris
    Sep 05, 2017

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

  • Max
    Aug 22, 2014

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

    Just started this one - it's dense, but seems to be a good collection of various writings from this 13th century Japanese Zen Master. ...

    Great variety of writings. Pick it up, put it down, pick it up again and start someplace completely new. Hard not to find something worth chewing on. ...

    ...

  • Anmol
    Jul 05, 2015

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...

    The writings of a zen master can sometimes be difficult to understand. But the writings of Dogen are so clear they can be confusing. This book is a selection of his enormous corpus of literature and some of the ideas surrounding the self, being and not-being rival the ideas of Sartre, ...

    I read this book years ago and have reread it many times. This is an excellent book on Zen Buddhism. It was written by Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen Buddhism in Japan. He was born in 1200 in Japan and went to China to study Zen. He returned and founded Soto Zen Buddhism. His ...

    This particular book is a translation of portions derived from Dogen's masterwork, Shobogenzo. I would suggest purchasing with this "Enlightenment Unfolds: The essential teachings of Zen Master Dogen" by the same author, it's somewhat like a follow-up. Also beneficial readings come fro...

    I am not surprised Dogen came my way the way of Living Sober, and though a different sort of book, nonetheless another not so much to read through but read passages from anytime. I've already found the missing link for a work in progress through the words of Dogen. To the nightstand! ...

    Much of the later chapters were a bit esoteric. Seeing plum blossoms as eyes awakening was a nice way to welcome Spring this year. ...

    My kind of book. ...

    Essential, if you are serious about the question.. ...

    I wrote pretty much what I wanted in my review on "Beyond Thinking" - I'll take reading these two volumes and be done with it and know for damn sure I would never read his completed works. ...

    Just started this one - it's dense, but seems to be a good collection of various writings from this 13th century Japanese Zen Master. ...

    Great variety of writings. Pick it up, put it down, pick it up again and start someplace completely new. Hard not to find something worth chewing on. ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

    ...

  • michael lequire
    Dec 15, 2017

    Viewing Peach Blossoms and Realizing the Way In spring wind peach blossoms begin to come apart. Doubts do not grow branches and leaves. -pg 214 The amount of wisdom in this collection of writings by 13th Century Zen Master Dogen is devastating. I had to read the book very ...

    This is one of those shimmering books that changes every time I read it. Just when I think that I understand what it is saying to me, it pulls the rug out from underneath my feet. And I start over with it again. I will continue to read this book until I go to the grave, and I hope its ...

    A book kept at hand by my bed. ...

    Beautiful meditations on life, death, language, liberation. I didn't feel like I could read this book from cover to cover, because after a while it feels like you've stepped into Wonderland and the same linguistic terms just keep repeating over and over. But reading it bit by bit, it h...

    Dogen?s writing can run from straightforward practical instruction to completely confusing discussions along the lines of ?A is B, but not-B is not not-A. A is not B, but B is A. A is A. B is B. Consider this deeply.? A little bit of the latter goes a really long way for me, but ...

    This is a book I will be reading for the rest of my life, and am almost certain I will never understand, but will always appreciate. ...

    As a sample collection of Dogen's material, it comes as no surprise that there will be highs and lows in the collection. Parts are confounding and beautiful. Parts are simple, yet overwhelming. And parts are more informational about different formal approaches to Buddhism. As always, m...

    ikkyu would have found this book to be invaluable kindling and/or toilet paper ...

    ( ? ) Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction the weight, the weight we carry is love ( ? ) Allen Ginsberg (3 June 1926 ? 5 April 1997 / Newark, New Jersey) The village I finally reach Eihei Dogen (1200 ? 1253) is one of the grea...

    This is not an easy read. The terminology is specialised and unfamiliar. It is hard to get a glimpse of the meanings behind this unfamiliar language. This is not your average Zen text. There are some sections in which Dogen deals with the practicalities of Zen, but there are also secti...

    It's a beautiful thing to spend one's time reading this. The essence of zazen, the mountains, the rivers and the mind. A joy to read and learn. ...