Freitag, 4. April 2014

Opening of the Blog: Zen Core Treasury, Dogen Introduction

The “Right-Dharma-Eye-Treasury” (Shôbôgenzô) is without question one of the most valuable and important books ever written in Buddhism. Because of the tremendous effort of my teacher, G. W. Nishijima, and his student Chodo Cross, there are reliable translations of this important source available since some years. Recently there was published another reliable and wonderful translation of the Shôbôgenzô by the great Master Kazuaki Tanahashi .

Master Dôgen`s philosophy gives us the full power of Zen-Buddhism, in theory and practice, and is a great treasury of the east for us in the west. But this authentic work is not easy to understand, even after some years of motivated study. This blog wants to help you: I will write introductions for important chapters of the Shôbôgenzô and publish them here.

I hope these introductions may be useful for you.

Yudo J. Seggelke

Berlin, April 2014