By Hee-Jin Kim
Thirty years after the booklet of his vintage paintings Dōgen Kigen—Mystical Realist, Hee-Jin Kim reframes and recasts his figuring out of Dōgen’s Zen technique during this new e-book. via meticulous textual analyses of and significant reflections on key passages basically from Dōgen’s Shōbōgenzō, Kim explicates hitherto underappreciated elements of Dōgen’s faith, similar to the paradox of myth and likewise 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 belief of cause. Kim additionally responds to many fresh advancements in Zen reviews that experience arisen in either Asia and the West, in particular serious Buddhism. He brings Dōgen the meditator and Dōgen the philosopher into reduction. Kim’s examine essentially demonstrates that language, considering, and cause represent the essence of Dōgen’s proposed Zen praxis, and that this sort of Zen opens up new chances for discussion among Zen and modern proposal. This clean overview of Dōgen’s Zen represents an intensive shift in our knowing of its position within the background of Buddhism.
“Kim … is smart of Dōgen’s confusing grammar in lucid prose … Kim’s scholarship and supply are impeccable.” — unique Mind
“By delivering an inventive method of reflections approximately Zen via philosophical musings and weaving a course that ties jointly assorted issues and outlooks, Kim offers a brand new new release of readers who're wanting to study from the ‘grand grasp’ of the sphere an insightful research of key passages from Dōgen’s amassed works.” — magazine of Religion
“Kim’s refined forays into Dōgen’s enigmatic texts … express the feel of ultimate in at the essence of this thought.” — jap magazine of spiritual Studies
“…Kim spells out his pondering with such readability that any reader attracted to creating a severe attempt to appreciate Dōgen’s notion will locate Kim’s insights indispensable.” — Buddhadharma
“Kim has been very profitable in supplying novel, leading edge technique of examining Dōgen’s method of such seminal concerns as meditative considering, nonduality, phantasm, language, logical pondering, and cognizance. a brand new iteration of readers should be desirous to study from the ‘grand grasp’ of the sphere and should reap the benefits of his insightful research of key passages from Dōgen’s gathered works. This e-book will take its position between different popular philosophical reports 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 non secular stories on the collage of Oregon and the writer of Dōgen Kigen—Mystical Realist.
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