Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo has ratings and 6 reviews. Brandon said: I studied this book (and the other 3) for a decade and it is one that still travel. Gudo Wafu Nishijima has 16 books on Goodreads with ratings. Gudo Wafu Nishijima’s most popular book is Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo. Gudo Wafu Nishijima PDF: How to Practice Zazen (), with Joe Langdon. This page book gives an introduction to Buddhist philosophy and explains how.

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Nishijima had not been in good health for several years. To shite is the Japanese words added to the original Chinese version, which are compulsory in Japanese in order to read the sentence.

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The true Buddhist Master is called a person, who has become perfectly clear in understanding the true contents of Gautama Buddha’s teachings, and who has received the distinct certificate from an authentic Master. When Gautama Buddha lived, there was no teaching other than his, and there was no teacher other than him.

Frankly speaking, it might be impossible for us to say that in the human societies, where our human beliefs are divided into the ghdo powerful philosophies of idealism and materialism, it might be perfectly impossible for us to believe in the only one existence of the Truth actually. He says the Shobogenzo has a fourfold structure four perspectives that represents the four noble truths.

Trent rated it it was amazing Jul 18, This is just the elegant way to face the Truth. Please check the subtitles. The situations took many forms: If nshijima want to grasp our own grade of experiencing the truth utilizing our real foot of action, there is nothing, even a piece of dust, which supports our foot at all, and if we dare step our foot, we have to notice that the distance between our foot and the ground seems to be like the distance between the heavens and the earth.


Therefore we can say that the 62 wrong viewpoints other than Buddhism come inevitably from the viewpoints of self. What does it mean that life is only one breath? The ancient Masters, who had their excellently great ability, waru said that it was very difficult for them to practice the Buddhist practice. In the third viewpoint, Master Dogen thought that the teachings, which Gautama Buddha taught us, are different from teachings, which we can get them relying upon our intellectual consideration, or sensuous perception, but they are just the teachings, which can be got relying just upon our acts in our daily life.

Master Dogen’s Shobogenzo

But at the same time it is never the simply materialistic world, which has been caught by our sense organs. The parts that nishjima different from the old original text I have corrected following my book “Gakudo-yojin-shu-kowa, or A Lecture of Gakudo-yoji-shu.

How is it permissible for us to practice it carelessly? Lists with This Book. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Gautama Buddha sacrificed his total life to solve the contradictory conditions of the two absolutely reasonable philosophies, that is, the one is the usually intellectual philosophy, and the other is the unique Buddhist philosophy, which is based upon a practical, actual, or real basis.

Buddhist practice should always be done for pursuing the truth, and so it should never be done to get something other than the truth itself. Such an uplifting energy and a joyful tone in his voice as he talks about death.


In he left his job as a prison officer and was ordained as a Christian priest in the Church of Sweden. Jorge Enriquez rated it it was amazing Jul 03, Nevertheless, Nishijima stood for the meeting and fundamental compatibility of Buddhist tenets and scientific method. Just to point out one mistake that I see here: Wfu is different from Zazen is wrong, and what is just Zazen is Zazen.

Both he and Brad Warner seem to have built-in knee-jerk opposition to more than a few people casually getting together and sitting zazen even though when they do, it has been known to result in arguments and shoving matches; tellingbut they sure seem interested in getting their opinions heard about it.

Does the Truth Even Matter? He was 94 years old. I ended up helping him make the book that he wanted to. And without such efforts to make our autonomic nervous system balanced, it is impossible for us to touch the Reality directly.

I should also note that this is book one of four I thinkso technically I am only done one fourth of the Shobogenzo. The meaning of the title is that we sould know first whether the direction of our way to pursue the Truth is true, or false.