By Steven Heine

D?gen (1200-1253), the founding father of the S?t? Zen sect in Japan, is principally identified for introducing to eastern Buddhism some of the texts and practices that he came across in China. Heine reconstructs the context of D?gen's travels to and reflections on China via a severe examine conventional resources either by way of and approximately D?gen in gentle of modern jap scholarship. whereas many stories emphasize the original positive aspects of D?gen's jap impacts, this e-book calls consciousness to the best way chinese language and jap components have been fused in D?gen's spiritual imaginative and prescient. It finds many new fabrics and insights into Dogen's major writings, together with the a number of variations of the Sh?b?genz?, and the way and whilst this seminal textual content was once created through D?gen and used to be edited and interpreted by means of his disciples. This e-book is the end result of the author's thirty years of analysis on D?gen and offers the reader with a complete method of the master's lifestyles works and an figuring out of the general profession trajectory of 1 of crucial figures within the historical past of Buddhism and Asian spiritual thought.

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Quite a few Western students from whom i've got benefited comprise David Barnhill, Carl Bielefeldt, William Bodiford, Bernard Faure, Griffith Foulk, Chris Ives, Tom Kasulis, Hee-Jin Kim, James Kodera, Gereon Kopf, Dan Leighton, John Daido Loori, Shohaku Okumura, Mario Poceski, Morten Schlutter, Pamela Winfield, and Dale Wright, between many others. Maria Cubau, Aviva Menashe, and Cristina Sasso helped arrange and proofread the manuscript. I additionally have fun with the subsequent illuminative, quasi-apocryphal remark: “We visit mattress with the gorgeous vixen of philosophy and get up within the morning with the hag of historical past” (Carl Bielefeldt, circa 1992). Abbreviations The reader might notice using abbreviations in mentioning the subsequent works: DZZ EK SH SZ Taisho¯ Do¯gen zenji zenshu¯, 7 vols. , ed. Kagamishima Genryu¯, et al. Eihei ko¯roku, 10 vols. , in DZZ III–IV. Sho¯bo¯genzo¯, ninety five vols. , in DZZ I–II. Sho¯bo¯genzo¯ zuimonki, 6 vols. , ed. Ikeda Ro¯san. Taisho¯ shinshu¯ daizo¯kyo¯, a hundred vols. moreover, the subsequent abbreviations are used: C. chinese language, J. jap, Rpt. Reprint, Skt. Sanskrit. Contents half I. old and Methodological matters 1. “A Dharma-Transmitter Who Traveled to Sung China,” five 2. long past Fishin’ resources and Re-Sources, fifty one half II. concept of Periodization three. The Early interval Do¯gen Went to China, ninety one four. the center interval, half I The Kyoto Cycle, 133 five. the center interval, half II The Echizen Cycle, one hundred fifty five 6. The past due interval Outpost Administrator or extraordinary Innovator? 189 Appendix I: Timeline of Kamakura non secular Figures, 231 Appendix II: Chronology of Buddhism in China and Japan, 233 xvi contents Appendix III: Do¯gen Chronology, 235 Appendix IV: 5 Factions of So¯to¯ Zen, 237 Appendix V: Sho¯bo¯genzo¯ versions, 241 Appendix VI: comparability of seventy five- and 60-Fascicle Texts, 247 Appendix VII: Do¯gen’s Citations of Ju-ching, 249 Notes, 253 Bibliography, 277 Index, 295 Author at memorial for Do¯gen’s access to harbor at Ning-po This web page deliberately left clean part i ancient and Methodological matters Do¯gen’s Literary productiveness desk 1. 12 months Jishu Jo¯do¯ 1223 1224 1225 1226 1227 1228 1229 1230 1231 1232 1233 2 1234 zero 1235 1236 zero zero 1237 1238 1239 zero 1 three 1240 A 1241 6 nine 31c forty eight 1242 1243 sixteen 22 26 21 to c. 7/16 (4) after 1244 (18) 10 zero B to 3/9 after 1245 1246 (10) (0) five 1 15 seventy four 1247 C 1248 zero zero 35 fifty two different Writings and Biographical Notes Departs for China 2. 22 with Myo¯zen and different priests, and arrives four. 2 Itinerancy between 5 Mountains temples, assembly abbots and priests, viewing shisho Meets Ju-ching five. 1; Myo¯zen dies five. 27; shinjin datsuraku and gets precepts in 7 mo. Kanbun verses (in EK 10), hears Ju-ching sermons in quite a few components of compound Returns to Kenninji in eight mo. ; Shari so¯denki (on Myo¯zen relics); Juching dies 7. 17 Kanbun verses; gets Jakuen from China First stopover at of Ejo¯ at Kenninji strikes to transitority hermitage in Fukakusa Settles at An’yo¯in; first ho¯go (Dharma-talk) for nun; Bendo¯wa (doctrinal essay) eight. 15 Holds first summer time retreat (ango) at An’yo¯in Fukanzazengia (meditation manual); Kannondo¯ri or Ko¯sho¯-ho¯rinji (Ko¯sho¯ji) opened Gakudo¯yo¯jinshu¯ (doctrinal essay); Ejo¯ turns into disciple, starts Sho¯bo¯genzo¯ zuimonki Mana sanbyakusoku (collection of three hundred ko¯ans) Juko (verse reviews on ninety ko¯ans in EK 9); Ko¯sho¯ji clergymen corridor opened 10.

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