Treasury of the True Dharma Eye - Kaz Tanahashi Reissue

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  • Seimyo
    Member
    • Jan 2012
    • 861

    Treasury of the True Dharma Eye - Kaz Tanahashi Reissue

    Just an FYI that the Kazuaki Tanahashi translation of Dogen's Treasury of the True Dharma Eye is slated to be re-issued 5/14 for a lot less than the original edition.



    Gassho.
    Seimyo
    Last edited by Jundo; 01-19-2013, 05:45 AM.

    明 Seimyō (Christhatischris)
  • Jundo
    Treeleaf Founder and Priest
    • Apr 2006
    • 39419

    #2
    Wonderful. This is a True Gift!

    The complete Tanahashi translation is a Treasure he bestowed on all of us!

    Tanahashi Sensei put about 50 years of effort into it. Here is a news article profiling him, well worth reading ... a True Master in so many ways ...



    I think this should be purchased to support his efforts. Saying so, however, I would not recommend purchasing the entire Shobogenzo to the beginner (although it is nice to support Tanahashi's Sensei's effort). Many key portions of the Shobogenzo by Tanahashi can be found in his previous shorter books like "Moon In A Dewdrop" and "Enlightenment Unfolds".

    Also, other full Shobogenzo Translations are available (including by Nishijima Roshi and Chodo Cross) online, or portions by other folks. I wrote a bit about comparing (comparing the incomparable) Shobogenzo translations here ...

    Hi! I didn't know which post to add this to, so I decided to just make a new one. (Nor do I know if this has already been put up) But I found a complete version of the Shobogenzo online and would like to share it. *Deep Bow* Seiryu http://www.urbandharma.org/udharma12/shobo.html (http://http://www.urbandharma


    Gassho, Jundo
    ALL OF LIFE IS OUR TEMPLE

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    • Taigu
      Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage Priest
      • Aug 2008
      • 2710

      #3
      Wonderful news!!! Go for it and pair it with the Nishijima- Cross translation, a good way to get a pretty good picture of Dogen s original text.


      Gassho

      Taigu

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      • Mp

        #4
        Seimyo, this is great, thank you for the share. I think I will add this to my collection.

        Gassho
        Shingen

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        • Nindo

          #5
          Good news!
          However I am wondering: if Amazon slashes 37% off the price, at whose cost will that be?

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          • Myozan Kodo
            Friend of Treeleaf
            • May 2010
            • 1901

            #6
            Great news! I hope there will be an e edition too.
            Gassho
            Myozan

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            • Seizan
              Member
              • Sep 2012
              • 213

              #7
              Added to my list! Thank you for making me aware!

              Gassho

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              • jeff_u
                Member
                • Jan 2013
                • 130

                #8
                Thank you for the heads up. I'll be picking this one up.

                Gassho,

                Jeff

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                • Daitetsu
                  Member
                  • Oct 2012
                  • 1145

                  #9
                  On my wishlist now, thanks!
                  I have been considering buying the German translaton of the Shobogenzo though.
                  Now I can't decide - has any of the German folks here read the German version? http://amzn.to/YgGUr5
                  (available as an ebook as well, which would be a plus for me...)

                  Gassho,

                  Timo
                  no thing needs to be added

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                  • Taigu
                    Blue Mountain White Clouds Hermitage Priest
                    • Aug 2008
                    • 2710

                    #10
                    Timo,

                    Ask Hans-Mongen about this one, he can tell you.

                    Mongen, what do you think?

                    Gassho


                    Taigu

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                    • Daitetsu
                      Member
                      • Oct 2012
                      • 1145

                      #11
                      Thanks, Taigu!

                      Gassho,

                      Timo
                      no thing needs to be added

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                      • Neika
                        Member
                        • Dec 2008
                        • 229

                        #12
                        Already pre-ordered my copy. Can't wait.
                        Neika / Ian Adams

                        寧 Nei - Peaceful/Courteous
                        火 Ka - Fire

                        Look for Buddha outside your own mind, and Buddha becomes the devil. --Dogen

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                        • YuimaSLC
                          Member
                          • Aug 2012
                          • 93

                          #13
                          Fortunate enough to have care of the two volume set. You know it's going to be hard reading when you can't get either volume out of the hard case they come in.


                          Richard

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                          • chessie
                            Member
                            • Jun 2008
                            • 266

                            #14
                            Also, wanted to let you guys know...you can order direct from Shambhala, and they had a coupon on the website for 30% off ONLY until Feb 14. Actually, I could not find the coupon number, or code number, so I called the toll free number, asked the customer service rep about it, and they still gave me the $30 discount, bringing the price before shipping to $70.

                            Ann/Josho

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                            • Myoku
                              Member
                              • Jul 2010
                              • 1487

                              #15
                              Originally posted by LimoLama
                              On my wishlist now, thanks!
                              I have been considering buying the German translaton of the Shobogenzo though.
                              Now I can't decide - has any of the German folks here read the German version? http://amzn.to/YgGUr5
                              (available as an ebook as well, which would be a plus for me...)
                              As far as I know the book you refer to, Timo, is a reissue of an "old" translation (which not must be a bad thing of course). Once in the late 80s early 90s the Theseus Verlag started a 3 Volume translation of Shobogenzo; however after volume 2 they stopped as there was to few demand. Later on Angkor Verlag issues Volume 3 and a while ago put these 3 into one Volume (both print as as well as eBook). Let me say that I much prefer the current 4 Volume issue from Kristkeitz Verlag, reading it one to one against the english version I feel its way more accurate. Its translated by two dharma heirs of Nishijima (and the master himself). I would also say that it sounds ( ... feels, tastes ) more Dogen alike while the Theseus Shobogenzo is much adjusted to German language and looses feel and spirit. I still consult the Theseus one at times as it has a simpler language and is easier to get. Thats just my opinion of course.
                              _()_
                              Myoku

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