By Hee-Jin Kim
Thirty years after the booklet of his vintage paintings Dōgen Kigen—Mystical Realist, Hee-Jin Kim reframes and recasts his realizing of Dōgen’s Zen technique during this new e-book. via meticulous textual analyses of and important reflections on key passages basically from Dōgen’s Shōbōgenzō, Kim explicates hitherto underappreciated features of Dōgen’s faith, reminiscent of the anomaly of fable 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, particularly serious Buddhism. He brings Dōgen the meditator and Dōgen the philosopher into reduction. Kim’s learn truly demonstrates that language, considering, and cause represent the essence of Dōgen’s proposed Zen praxis, and that the sort of Zen opens up new probabilities for discussion among Zen and modern suggestion. This clean review of Dōgen’s Zen represents a thorough shift in our figuring out of its position within the background of Buddhism.
“Kim … is smart of Dōgen’s difficult 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 direction that ties jointly assorted subject matters and outlooks, Kim offers a brand new iteration of readers who're desirous to study from the ‘grand grasp’ of the sphere an insightful research of key passages from Dōgen’s gathered works.” — magazine of Religion
“Kim’s subtle forays into Dōgen’s enigmatic texts … exhibit the experience of ultimate in at the essence of this thought.” — eastern magazine of spiritual Studies
“…Kim spells out his pondering with such readability that any reader drawn to creating a critical attempt to appreciate Dōgen’s proposal will locate Kim’s insights indispensable.” — Buddhadharma
“Kim has been very winning in delivering novel, cutting edge technique of reading Dōgen’s method of such seminal concerns as meditative pondering, nonduality, phantasm, language, logical pondering, and recognition. a brand new iteration of readers could be wanting to examine from the ‘grand grasp’ of the sphere and may take advantage of his insightful research of key passages from Dōgen’s accumulated works. This e-book will take its position between different renowned philosophical experiences of Dōgen through 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 experiences on the collage of Oregon and the writer of Dōgen Kigen—Mystical Realist.
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