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Master Dogen's Shobogenzo, Book 1 by Eihei…
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I thought it was going to be heavyer and deeper but it just kind of rattles on and on.
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This is the first volume of the four volume Shōbōgenzō, also known as the Kana Shōbōgenzō. It is not to be confused with the Shinji Shōbōgenzō, a koan collection; or the Shōbōgenzō Zuimonki (正法眼蔵隨聞記), a collection of Dharma talks by Dogen.

It is, however, the same work as the BDK English Tripitaka versions of the Shōbōgenzō.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0952300214, Paperback)

This translation, supported by the Japan Foundation, makes a strong claim to be the definitive translation of the 95 chapter edition of Shobogenzo, the essential Japanese Buddhist text, written in the 13th century by Zen Master Dogen. The translation adheres closely to the original Japanese, with a clear style and extensive annotations.

Book 1 presents translations of twenty-one chapters of Shobogenzo including Genjo-koan (The Realized Universe), Soku-shin-ze-butsu Mind Here & Now is Buddha), Uji (Existence-Time), and Sansuigyo (The Sutra of Mountains & Water). Its several reference sections include a Chinese/English appendix of references to the Lotus Sutra, and an extensive Sanskrit glossary.

"At last I visited Zen Master Nyojo of Dai-byaku-ho mountain, and there I was able to complete the great task of a lifetime of practice. After that, at the beginning of the great Sung era of Shojo, I came home determined to spread the Dharma and to save living beings, it was as if a heavy burden had been placed on my shoulders....I will leave this record to people who learn in practice and are easy in the truth, so that they can know the right Dharma of the Buddha's lineage. This may be a true mission."

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