A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion

A Study of Dogen: His Philosophy and Religion

Masao Abe

"This publication is set the valuable rules of crucial Buddhist spokesman in jap historical past and is written by way of the most revered and authoritative of his interpreters. It displays a life of a professional and concerted pondering Dogen." -- Francis H. prepare dinner, collage of California, Riverside

"It is a really amazing contribution to Dogen scholarship in addition to East-West comparative philosophy through essentially the most unique smooth jap thinkers of our time. This makes for a strong and actually illuminating volume." -- Steve Odin, college of Hawaii

This entire translation of Masao Abe's essays on Dogen probes the middle of the Zen master's philosophy and faith. This paintings analyzes Dogen's formative doubt about the suggestion of unique awakening because the foundation for his new angle to nonduality within the doctrines of the oneness of perform and attainment, the harmony of beings and Buddha-nature, the simultaneity of time and eternity, and the identification of lifestyles and loss of life. Abe additionally bargains insightful, serious comparisons of Dogen and numerous Buddhist and Western thinkers, particularly Shinran and Heidegger.

"This is a crystal-clear dealing with of super tricky subject material. The analyses are sophisticated and whilst lucid. the writer has a profound and fantastic knowing of Dogen and Shinran and is additionally well-grounded in Western philosophy and religion." -- Joan Stambaugh, Hunter collage

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