The Essential Dogen

  • by Kazuaki Tanahashi (editor), Peter Levitt (editor)
  • Narrated by Brian Nishii
  • 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eihei Dogen (1200 - 1253), founder of the Soto School of Zen Buddhism, is one of the greatest religious, philosophical, and literary geniuses of Japan. His writings have been studied by Zen students for centuries, particularly his masterwork, Shobo Genzo or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye. This is the first book to offer the great master's incisive wisdom in short selections taken from the whole range of his voluminous works. The pithy and powerful readings, arranged according to theme, provide a perfect introduction to Dogen - and inspire spiritual practice in people of all traditions.

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Hard book to understand

The book is hard to follow. Sometimes was hard to understand the meaning of the narration.
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- Luis

crystals have blossoms just like human trees

I achieved enlightenment; I don't understand and I don't want to understand. Does anyone understand or is there blind acceptance?

........... and there are myriads of myriads
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- Jem

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-12-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios