Download A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion by Masao Abe PDF

By Masao Abe

My very own test. OCRed utilizing ABBYY. a few matters with lightness on a few pages which most likely skewed the popularity, yet it's all fairly readable. desire you enjoy!

This is an interesting and significant choice of essays by way of 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 analysis 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 in basic terms to Hee-Jin Kim's crucial experiences. After Watsuji Tetsuro pried Dogen's paintings from sectarian concealment in 1926, the scholarly group, astounded via the intensity and large nature with which this nice Zen grasp handled the philosophy, faith, and culture of Buddhism, were mining its treasures ever since.

These essay of Abe supply a few the main sophisticated gold, in addition to feedback for destiny learn. renowned 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 rules within the West.

This e-book bargains reviews on quite a lot of Dogen's teachings, together with life/death, practice/enlightenment, the which means of Buddha Nature, and the character of Space/Time.

Show description

Read or Download A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion PDF

Similar buddhism books

The Wise Heart: Buddhist Psychology for the West

For over 2000 years, Buddhist psychology has provided helpful insights into the character of the center and brain, and reworked the best way many of us around the globe deal with life's demanding situations. however the old texts on which those outstanding teachings are dependent will be tough to penetrate for contemporary seekers.

Good Citizens: Creating Enlightened Society

In stable voters: growing Enlightened Society, Thich Nhat Hanh lays out the root for a world team spirit stream according to a shared feel of compassion, conscious intake, and correct motion. Following those rules, he believes, is the trail to global peace. The publication relies on our elevated worldwide interconnectedness and next want for harmonious verbal exchange and a shared ethic to make our more and more globalized international a extra peaceable position.

Introduction to Emptiness: As Taught in Tsong-kha-pa’s Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path (Revised Edition)

Readers are hard-pressed to discover books that may aid them comprehend the relevant thought in Mahayana Buddhism—the concept that final fact is vacancy. In transparent language, advent to vacancy explains that vacancy isn't really a paranormal type of nothingness, yet a particular fact which could and has to be understood via calm and cautious mirrored image.

Hindu and Buddhist Ideas in Dialogue : Self and No-Self

The debates among quite a few Buddhist and Hindu philosophical structures in regards to the life, definition and nature of self, occupy a principal position within the historical past of Indian philosophy and faith. those debates challenge numerous matters: what 'self' potential, no matter if the self might be stated to exist in any respect, arguments that could substantiate any place in this query, how the normal fact of person individuals should be defined, and the implications of every place.

Extra info for A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion

Sample text

However, despite real similarities between them, Dogen's idea of the Buddha-nature is radically different from Spinoza's idea of God, precisely because Dogen's Budda-nature is not a substance. In the "Bussho" fascicle Dogen says, "What is the essence of the World Honored One's [Sakyamuni's] words, 'All sentient beings without exception have the Buddha-nature'? " is found in the conversation that took place at the first meeting between the sixth patriarch, Hui-neng (J. Eno, 638-713), and Nan-yiieh Huai-jang (J.

Nevertheless, the standpoint of acquired awakening takes resolution and practice as the necessary ground for attainment, which is seen as the end. It takes only the horizontal dimension as the real and overlooks the vertical dimension, which is actually the indispensable ground for resolution and practice. On the other hand, the standpoint of original awakening as understood by the young Dogen takes attainment as the one true reality and doubts the significance of resolution and practice. That view takes only the vertical dimension as the real and neglects the horizontal dimension, which is seen as something unncessary.

It is at this point that the dynamic truth of the simultaneous realization of the Buddhanature and its attainment can be seen. 1 below, the standpoint of acquired awakening may be illustrated by a horizontal line, for it presupposes a process of resolution and practice leading to attainment as its end. It indicates the dimension of time and space. On the other hand, the standpoint of original awakening may be illus- trated by a vertical line, because by completely overcoming the notions of process and time and space implied by acquired awakening, it indicates the transspatial and transtemporal dimension, which is a matter not of process but of depth.

Download PDF sample

Download A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion by Masao Abe PDF
Rated 4.92 of 5 – based on 17 votes