9780865471863

Moon in a Dewdrop Writings of Zen Master Dogen

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    9780865471863

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    086547186X

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1995-10-31
  • Publisher: North Point Press

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Summary

Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters. Kazuaki Tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts.Moon in a Dewdropcontains the key essays of the great master, as well as extensive background materials that will help Western readers to approach this significant work. There is also a selection of Dogen's poetry, most of which has not appeared in English translation before. Dogen's thought runs counter to conventional logic, employing paradoxical language and startling imagery. It illuminates such fundamental concerns as the nature of time, existence, life, death, the self, and what is beyond self. Kazuaki Tanahashi's publications includePenetrating Laughter: Hakuin's Zen and Art,Enku: Sculptor of a Hundred Thousand Buddhas, andJapanese Design Motifs. Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters. Dogen's thought runs counter to conventional logic, employing paradoxical language and startling imagery. It illuminates such fundamental concerns as the nature of time, existence, life, death, the self, and what is beyond self. Kazuaki Tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts.Moon in a Dewdropcontains the key essays of the great master, as well as extensive background materials that will help Western readers to approach this significant work, The book also offers a selection of Dogen's poetry, most of which has not appeared in English translation before. "Moon in a Dewdropis empty and clear at the same time, like the reflection of the moon in a drop of water."San Francisco Chronicle "Kazuaki Tanahashi and his colleagues at the San Francisco Zen Center . . . have given us an accessible and comprehensive Dogen in English."Vajradhatu Sun "Kazuaki Tanahashi . . . has preserved Dogen's spirit and character in his careful and comprehensive translations."East West

Author Biography

Kazuaki Tanahashi's publications include Penetrating Laughter: Hakuin's Zen and Art, Enku: Sculptor of a Hundred Thousand Buddhas, and Japanese Design Motifs.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments v
Abbreviations, Transliteration, Systems of Counting, and Capitalization xi
Introduction 3(1)
The Life of Zen Master Dogen
3(9)
Dogen's Teaching
12(17)
PART ONE: Practical Instructions
Rules for Zazen
29(2)
Zazen-gi
Guidelines for Studying the Way
31(13)
Gakudo Yojin-shu
Bodhisattva's Four Methods of Guidance
44(5)
Bodaisatta Shisho-ho
Regulations for the Auxiliary Cloud Hall
49(4)
Juundo-shiki
Instruction for the Tenzo
53(16)
Tenzo Kyokun
PART TWO: Philosophical Works
Actualizing the Fundamental Point
69(5)
Genjo Koan
Birth and Death
74(2)
Shoji
The Time-Being
76(8)
Uji
Undivided Activity
84(3)
Zenki
Body-and-Mind Study of the Way
87(10)
Shinjin Gakudo
PART THREE: Poetic Imagery
Mountains and Waters Sutra
97(11)
Sansui-kyo
Spring and Autumn
108(6)
Shunju
Plum Blossoms
114(10)
Baika
Everyday Activity
124(5)
Kajo
The Moon
129(5)
Tsuki
Painting of a Rice-cake
134(9)
Gabyo
PART FOUR: Transmission of the Teaching
On the Endeavor of the Way
143(18)
Bendo-wa
Only Buddha and Buddha
161(7)
Yuibutsu Yobutsu
Twining Vines
168(7)
Katto
Face-to-Face Transmission
175(9)
Menju
Buddha Ancestors
184(2)
Busso
Document of Heritage
186(11)
Shisho
All-Inclusive Study
197(6)
Henzan
Going beyond Buddha
203(10)
Bukkojoji
PART FIVE: Poems
Waka Poems
213(3)
Chinese-style Poems
216(25)
APPENDIXES
Appendix A: ``Reading the Record of Eihei Dogen'' by Ryokan
223(2)
Appendix B: Chinese Transliteration: Comparative Table
225(6)
Appendix C: Maps
231(3)
Appendix D: Lineage Charts of Chinese Zen Masters
234(7)
Notes 241(14)
Selected Bibliography 255(2)
Glossary and Index 257

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