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Dogen Zenji: The Shobogenzo

 

Dogen Zenji: The Shobo-genzo by Yuho Yokoi

 

Dogen Zenji:

The Shobogenzo by Yuho Yokoi, Professor of English, Aichigakuin University.

Tokyo: Sankibo Buddhist Bookstore, 1986.

Octavo. [2], 7, [1 blank], 876, 1, [1 blank] pp.

White pigskin over boards, title in black on spine, covers with a pointillé-design. Japanese paper flyleaves with a design of small silver and golden squares on a silver-golden spotted ground, green handmade headbands.

Dōgen Zenji, 道元禅師, Dōgen Kigen, 道元希玄, Eihei Dōgen, 永平道元 (1200-1253) (19 January 1200 - 22 September 1253) was a Japanese Zen Buddhist teacher born in Kyoto, and the founder of the Japanese Sōtō, Sōtō-shū 曹洞宗, school of Zen. He was a leading Buddhist figure of his time, as well as being an important philosopher. Dōgen emphasized the primacy of shikantaza and the inseparability of practice and enlightenment. His masterpiece, the “Treasury of the Eye of the True Dharma” or “Shobogenzo”, 正法眼蔵, is a collection of ninety-five fascicles on topics ranging from monastic practice to the philosophy of language, and being-time.

Exlibris, small stamp on title, otherwise as new.

Erste Ausgabe dieser Übersetzung. Handgefertigter weißer Schweinsledereinband mit schwarzgeprägtem Verfassernamen auf dem Rücken, die Deckel mit einem Pointillé-Muster. Vorsätze aus silber-golden gemustertem Papanpapier, handgestochene grün-hellgrüne Kapitale. Exlibris, kleiner Stempel auf Titel, sonst fast neuwertig.

First edition.

 

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