Shinji Shōbōgenzō The Shinji Shōbōgenzō (真字正法眼蔵) or True Dharma Eye Cases (Shōbōgenzō Sambyakusoku), or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. Master Dogen’s Shinji Shobogenzo Gudo Wafu Nishijima – Edited by Michael Luetchford & Jeremy Pearson. The Shinji Shobogenzo is a marvellous collection of. Shinji means “original (or true) characters,” which refers here to the Chinese characters that compose the book. The Shinji Shobogenzo is variously known as .

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Another translation is in Shobogenzo-zuimonki: This koan is good example of the actual koan practice in the rinzai tradition. They have flown away. I will never say. That scheme made more sense at least than the Christian idea.

He thought that if his Master told him what he knew then he would possess that knowledge and the matter would be settled. You may think this is funny, but you can bet the monk was distressed beyond all comprehension. Dogen, on the other hand, saw koans as an expression of reality, not something to be condensed but expanded and elaborated upon as expressions of realization.

Paperbackpages. Hopefully, this will lay to rest the simplistic misunderstanding that Soto Zen does not use koans while Rinzai does.

Pieter marked it as to-read Mar 07, Billy Candelaria marked it as to-read Jun 17, I found them both equally unconvincing. The world goes on. Shobogenzk 10, Vladislav Ivanishin rated it really liked it Shelves: Rinzai style koan practice emphasizes that there must be three aspects in practice: Swatters marked it as to-read Feb 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


If so, where did it go? Some teach multiple lives. I never really grokked the way koans are supposed to give one some mystical insight leading to satori or kensho or whatever one wants to call it.


Master Dogen’s Shinji Shobogenzo

He must do his practice himself. Michael marked it as to-read Jan 24, Although the Shinji Shobogenzo does not contain any comments by Dogen, this does not mean that Dogen did not use koans in his teachings. Master Dogen used many of these stories as the basis for his formal lectures in his major work, the Shobogenzo; they record conversations between Buddhist masters and their students. The stories are written in Chinese, and are records of conversations between Buddhist masters and their students.

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Daishi said, “There, how can it fly away? Esmerelda September 29, at Anathapindada was a millionaire who donated the land of Jetavana Shkbogenzo to Shakyamuni. Or would you still doubt? Many, if not most, of these koans are available elsewhere in better anthologies, such as Cleary’s translations of the Shoyoroku The Book of Serenity and the Hekiganroku The Blue Cliff Record.


Esmerelda, thanks for that. And when he finally passed his koan, it was not the philosophical knowing of what happens when body dies.

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

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Eileen Marder-Mirman rated it it was amazing May 07, And when they receive them, they are delighted, thinking that the virtue of the Buddha-dharma has been realized. Please give me your shobogenzoo now! Hardcore Zen Podcast It supposed to bug you, until you get it. Be the first to ask a question about Master Dogen’s Shinji Shobogenzo.

Life and death are just real states at the present moment. To ask other readers questions about Master Dogen’s Shinji Shobogenzoplease sign up. Years later when he puts the question to Sekiso, Zengen is a different snobogenzo.