Baker & Taylor
Shobogenzo : Zen Essays by Dogen
A remarkable collection of essays, Sh_b_genz_, "Treasury of the Eye of True Teaching," was composed in the thirteenth century by the Zen master D_gen, founder of the S_t_ Zen school in Japan. Through its linguistic artistry and its philosophical subtlety, the Sh_b_genz_ presents a thorough recasting of Buddhism with a creative ingenuity that has never been matched in the subsequent literature of Japanese Zen. With this translation of thirteen of the ninety-five essays, Thomas Cleary attempts to convey the form as well as the content of D_gen's writing, thereby preserving the instrumental structure of the original text. Together with pertinent commentary, biography, and notes, these essays make accessible to a wider audience a Zen classic once considered the private reserve of S_t_ monks and Buddhologists. Readers from many fields in the sciences and humanities will find themselves richly rewarded.