Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku

Dogen's Extensive Record: A Translation of the Eihei Koroku

Eihei Dogen, the thirteenth-century Zen grasp who based the japanese Soto college of Zen, is well known as one of many world's so much amazing non secular thinkers. As Shakespeare does with English, Dogen completely transforms the language of Zen, utilizing it in novel and terribly appealing how one can element to every thing very important within the spiritual life.

He is understood for 2 significant works. the 1st paintings, the large Shobogenzo (Treasury of the real Dharma Eye), represents his early teachings and exists in myriad English translations; the second one paintings, the Eihei Koroku, is a set of all his later teachings, together with brief formal discourses to the clergymen education at his temple, longer casual talks, and koans together with his commentaries, in addition to brief appreciatory verses on a number of themes. The Shobogenzo has acquired huge, immense consciousness in Western Zen and Western Zen literature, and with the booklet of this watershed quantity, the Eihei Koroku would definitely upward push to commensurate stature.

Dogen's huge Record is the first-ever entire and scholarly translation of this enormous paintings into English and this variation is the 1st time it's been on hand in paperback. This version includes wide and certain study and annotation by means of students, translators and Zen lecturers Taigen Dan Leighton and Shohaku Okumura, in addition to forewords via the eighteenth-century poet-monk Ryokan and Tenshin Reb Anderson, former abbot of the San Francisco Zen heart - plus introductory essays from Dogen student Steven Heine, and the trendy, overdue American Zen grasp John Daido Loori.

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