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

    Another book

    A book I recently got on my kindle and I would like to really recommand is the Esesential Dogen by Peter Levitt and Kaz Tanahashi. Yeap this is not the whole thing, just a bunch of extracts, quotes and bibs and bobs from the old Dogen, a reader s digest kind of version, but truly interesting if:

    You want to be introduced to Dogen in a gentle and easy going way,
    You are interested in the readers ' choices, what these guys have picked up is inspiring to say the least,
    You have a few bucks to spend,
    You would like to read the very interesting foreword of P. Levitt,
    And that's it really.

    Enjoy!

    Gassho

    Taigu
  • Rich
    Member
    • Apr 2009
    • 2602

    #2
    Thanks. Having been separated from the paper volumes dogen will now appear on kindle phone whenever -)
    _/_
    Rich
    MUHYO
    無 (MU, Emptiness) and 氷 (HYO, Ice) ... Emptiness Ice ...

    https://instagram.com/notmovingmind

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    • Mp

      #3
      Thank you Taigu, I have added it to my list.

      Gassho
      Shingen

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      • Cumminjd
        Member
        • May 2013
        • 183

        #4
        On my ever expanding list of books. Thank you Taigu my favorite reads are that of Dogen

        Gassho,

        James

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        • Jishin
          Member
          • Oct 2012
          • 4820

          #5
          Just bought the book. Thanks.

          Gassho, John

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          • Joe
            Member
            • Jun 2013
            • 52

            #6
            Thank you Taigu you had me at easy introduction to Dogen

            gassho,
            Joe

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            • Nindo

              #7
              Thank you Taigu. I also very much recommend the poetry of Peter Levitt. I recently finished Within Within and was blown away.

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              • Ed
                Member
                • Nov 2012
                • 223

                #8
                BOWING FORMALLY

                A snowy heron
                on the snow field
                where winter grass is unseen
                hides itself
                in its own figure

                ...from THE ESSENTIAL DOGEN...
                Last edited by Ed; 08-09-2013, 05:29 PM.
                "Know that the practice of zazen is the complete path of buddha-dharma and nothing can be compared to it....it is not the practice of one or two buddhas but all the buddha ancestors practice this way."
                Dogen zenji in Bendowa





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                • Seisou
                  Member
                  • May 2012
                  • 93

                  #9
                  Thank you Taigu. A more easily digestible look at Dogen for this constipated brain.
                  Gassho
                  Seisou - Noble/Vital Grass (or just Jeff)

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                  • Jishin
                    Member
                    • Oct 2012
                    • 4820

                    #10
                    Wonderful book! Perfect for a dummy like me. :-)

                    Gassho, John

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                    • Kaishin
                      Member
                      • Dec 2010
                      • 2322

                      #11
                      Thank you for the tip!
                      Gassho, Kaishin
                      Thanks,
                      Kaishin (開心, Open Heart)
                      Please take this layman's words with a grain of salt.

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                      • Ed
                        Member
                        • Nov 2012
                        • 223

                        #12
                        The chapter titled THE ROBE is such a heartfelt reading: Dogen, in China sees for the first time ever the monks reciting the verse of the okesa before puting it on. Surprised at its simplicity, he cries at the beauty of the moment, such a short time, to put the kesa or rakus on.
                        Dogen is moved to tears of joy, and also regret at the same time, that no one had told him before of this wonderful, living tradition bringing to the moment the entire transmission of realization from Shakyamuni on to him.
                        Tanahashi's translation is wonderfully alive. short, pithy and powerful.
                        gassho.
                        "Know that the practice of zazen is the complete path of buddha-dharma and nothing can be compared to it....it is not the practice of one or two buddhas but all the buddha ancestors practice this way."
                        Dogen zenji in Bendowa





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                        • chicanobudista
                          Member
                          • Mar 2008
                          • 864

                          #13
                          Is this book the same in content as his Moon in a Dewdrop?

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                          paz,
                          Erik


                          Flor de Nopal Sangha

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

                            #14
                            no, it is not. It is a selection of short yet inspiring quotes from all the works of Dogen organized by themes such as : practice, wisdom, robe, time, space etc.

                            gassho

                            T.

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                            • Myozan Kodo
                              Friend of Treeleaf
                              • May 2010
                              • 1901

                              #15
                              Thanks Taigu. A very useful book; well organised and edited. Let's the reader jump right in.
                              Gassho
                              Myozan

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