By Masao Abe
My very own experiment. OCRed utilizing ABBYY. a few matters with lightness on a few pages which most likely skewed the popularity, yet it's all relatively readable. wish you enjoy!
This is an interesting and demanding choice of essays through Masao Abe at the works of the thirteenth century Zen grasp, Eihei Dogen, the founding father of Soto Zen in Japan.
Selected from over two decades of study and scholarship, the editor, Steve Heine, has performed an excellent activity in formatting and outlining the paintings of this significant Dogen scholar.
Abe's paintings on Dogen (1200-1253) is moment simply to Hee-Jin Kim's crucial reports. After Watsuji Tetsuro pried Dogen's paintings from sectarian concealment in 1926, the scholarly group, astounded by means of the intensity and wide nature with which this nice Zen grasp taken care of the philosophy, faith, and culture of Buddhism, were mining its treasures ever since.
These essay of Abe provide a few the main sophisticated gold, in addition to feedback for destiny learn. well known for his efforts in Christian/Buddhist and West/East dialogues, Abe deals the conventional view of Dogen's works, in addition to suggesting attainable parallel principles within the West.
This booklet deals experiences on quite a lot of Dogen's teachings, together with life/death, practice/enlightenment, the that means of Buddha Nature, and the character of Space/Time.
Read Online or Download A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion PDF
Best buddhism books
This impressive ebook is of serious value not just for the range of the 365 kong-ans, yet for Zen grasp Seung Sahn's personal questions and remark which accompany each one kong-an. This prodding and information function guideposts alongside a tough highway to enlightenment. The kong-ans themselves and perform for life-practice for life-practice for answering the questions that are profound and useful coming up daily.
This assortment contains the Vada-Vidhi, a piece on good judgment; the Pancaskandhakaprakarana, which offers with the 'aggregates' making up 'personality', the karmasiddhiprakarana, which assaults many good points of past Buddhist psychology, the Vimsatika and Trimsika, which take Buddhist psychology into hitherto unexplored ares; the Madhyanta-Vibhagabhasya, books of Mahayana recognition: and the Tri-svabhav-nirdesa, which exhibits a fashion for ridding awareness of ensnaring psychological buildings.
Western scholarship has hitherto defined the assimilation of Buddhism in Korea by way of the importation of Sino-Indian and chinese language highbrow faculties. This has resulted in an overemphasis at the scholastic knowing of Buddhism and ignored facts of how Buddhism used to be practiced "on the floor.
Initially released in 1979. The Prasannapada is the reason of the versed aphorisms of Nagarjuna that are the 1st and simple assertion of the Buddhist philosophy of the center manner. whilst first released, this quantity was once the 1st try out, in any ecu language, to offer all of the necessities of this so much radical of Buddhist philosophical works.
- The Inner Science of Buddhist Practice: Vasubandhu's Summary of the Five Heaps with Commentary by Sthiramati (The Tsadra Foundation Series)
- Power of Patriarchs: Qisong and Lineage in Chinese Buddhism (Sinica Leidensia, 94)
- Zen Ritual: Studies of Zen Buddhist Theory in Practice
- Mahayana Buddhism: The Doctrinal Foundations (The Library of Religious Beliefs and Practices)
Additional resources for A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion
As Dogen maintains: To practice and confirm all things by conveying one's self to them, is illusion; for all things to advance forward and practice and confirm the self, is enlightenment. 21 The self must be emptied, for all things to advance and confirm the self. Accordingly, "to forget one's self" is crucial. To forget one's self is nothing other than body-mind casting off. And when body-mind are cast off, the world and history are also cast off. " Further, "body-mind casting off" is not something negative.
10 This clearly refers to the complete disclosure of whole-being (shitsuu), including human, sentient, and nonsentient beings within the limitless universe, which is radically deanthropocentric and constitutes the ultimate ontological ground. The Nonsubstantial Character of Buddha-nature Dogen's idea, " W h o l e - b e i n g (shitsuu) is t h e Buddhanature," as discussed above, opens up a limitless dimension for the Buddha-nature. In Dogen, the Buddha-nature, the ultimate Reality, is realized precisely in this infinite and ontological dimension in which all beings can exist respectively as they are.
This means that attainment, as the ground, supports and embraces the whole process of practice, and that any point of practice points directly to original attainment. 2 In order to properly grasp this matter, however, it may be necessary to clarify the issue by dividing it into two aspects as follows: 1. Both attainment (awakening, or the Buddha-nature) and practice (discipline, or becoming a buddha) are indispensable; but the former is indispensable as the ground, or basis, whereas the latter is indispensable as the condition, or occasion.
A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion by Masao Abe