Shobogenzo Recommendations

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CicadaCanto
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Shobogenzo Recommendations

Post by CicadaCanto » Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:22 pm

I am interested in Dogen and his Shobogenzo. I have read small portions in translation. There are "Amazon reviews" and the reviews that practitioners would make. :smile: I am soliciting recommendations on a) translations of the Shobogenzo and b) books on Dogen's life and dharma works.

Thank you for your attention.

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Re: Shobogenzo Recommendations

Post by dialectbird » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:46 am

Perhaps read a smaller body of text, containing some of Dogen writings from the Shobogenzo. This is something I have also considered endeavoring for some time. I would recommend ‘Moon in a Dewdrop’.
Hope this helps.
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Nicholas Weeks
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Re: Shobogenzo Recommendations

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:38 pm

CicadaCanto wrote:
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:22 pm
I am interested in Dogen and his Shobogenzo. I have read small portions in translation. There are "Amazon reviews" and the reviews that practitioners would make. :smile: I am soliciting recommendations on a) translations of the Shobogenzo and b) books on Dogen's life and dharma works.

Thank you for your attention.
Cannot appraise the accuracy of the translation, but I trust the Japanese publisher BDK. Note this blurb about volume one, in the upper right is a button for the free download of a pdf formatted volume. The other three vols. can also be downloaded or one can buy the printed books.

http://www.bdkamerica.org/book/shōbōgen ... y-volume-i
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