Looks at Dōgen’s writings on meditation and thinking.
Thirty years after the e-book of his vintage paintings Dōgen Kigen—Mystical Realist, Hee-Jin Kim reframes and recasts his knowing of Dōgen’s Zen technique during this new booklet. via meticulous textual analyses of and important reflections on key passages essentially from Dōgen’s Shōbōgenzō, Kim explicates hitherto underappreciated points of Dōgen’s faith, similar to the paradox of fable and in addition of enlightenment, intricacies of negotiating the best way, the dynamic services of vacancy, the realizational view of language, nonthinking because the essence of meditation, and a multifaceted perception of cause. Kim additionally responds to many fresh advancements in Zen experiences that experience arisen in either Asia and the West, specially serious Buddhism. He brings Dōgen the meditator and Dōgen the philosopher into reduction. Kim’s research in actual fact demonstrates that language, pondering, and cause represent the essence of Dōgen’s proposed Zen praxis, and that this kind of Zen opens up new probabilities for discussion among Zen and modern suggestion. This clean evaluate of Dōgen’s Zen represents a thorough shift in our figuring out of its position within the heritage of Buddhism.
“Kim … is sensible of Dōgen’s perplexing grammar in lucid prose … Kim’s scholarship and supply are impeccable.” — unique Mind
“By providing an artistic method of reflections approximately Zen via philosophical musings and weaving a course that ties jointly various topics and outlooks, Kim offers a brand new new release of readers who're desirous to examine from the ‘grand grasp’ of the sector an insightful research of key passages from Dōgen’s accrued works.” — magazine of Religion
“Kim’s refined forays into Dōgen’s enigmatic texts … exhibit the experience of remaining in at the essence of this thought.” — eastern magazine of non secular Studies
“…Kim spells out his pondering with such readability that any reader drawn to creating a critical attempt to appreciate Dōgen’s idea will locate Kim’s insights indispensable.” — Buddhadharma
“Kim has been very winning in delivering novel, leading edge technique of reading Dōgen’s method of such seminal matters as meditative considering, nonduality, phantasm, language, logical considering, and attention. a brand new new release of readers might be wanting to examine from the ‘grand grasp’ of the sector and may take advantage of his insightful research of key passages from Dōgen’s gathered works. This ebook will take its position between different popular philosophical experiences of Dōgen by way of Masao Abe, Joan Stambaugh, and Gereon Kopf.” — Steven Heine, writer of Dōgen and the Kōan culture: A story of 2 Shōbōgenzō Texts
Hee-Jin Kim is Professor Emeritus of spiritual stories on the collage of Oregon and the writer of Dōgen Kigen—Mystical Realist.