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By Masao Abe

ISBN-10: 0791408388

ISBN-13: 9780791408384

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This is an engaging and demanding selection of essays through Masao Abe at the works of the thirteenth century Zen grasp, Eihei Dogen, the founding father of Soto Zen in Japan.

Selected from over two decades of study and scholarship, the editor, Steve Heine, has performed an exceptional activity in formatting and outlining the paintings of this crucial Dogen scholar.

Abe's paintings on Dogen (1200-1253) is moment in simple terms to Hee-Jin Kim's crucial reports. After Watsuji Tetsuro pried Dogen's paintings from sectarian concealment in 1926, the scholarly neighborhood, astounded by means of the intensity and vast nature with which this nice Zen grasp taken care of the philosophy, faith, and culture of Buddhism, were mining its treasures ever since.

These essay of Abe supply a few the main sophisticated gold, in addition to feedback for destiny research. renowned for his efforts in Christian/Buddhist and West/East dialogues, Abe deals the conventional view of Dogen's works, in addition to suggesting attainable parallel rules within the West.

This booklet deals experiences on a variety of Dogen's teachings, together with life/death, practice/enlightenment, the that means of Buddha Nature, and the character of Space/Time.

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Thus, even while one is directed to practice, he is told not to anticipate realization^part from practice, because practice points directly to pnginal realization. As it is already realization in practice, realization is endless; as it is practice in realization, practice is beginningless. 11 As for the truth of the Buddha-nature: the Buddha-nature is not incorporated prior to attaining Buddhahood; it is incorporated upon the attainment of Buddhahood. The Buddhanature is always manifested simultaneously with the attainment of Buddhahood.

Both sides of such contraries are indispensable and dynamically related to each other. Such expressions of Dogen's as "the oneness of practice and attainment," "the simultaneous realization" of Buddha-nature and the attainment of Buddhahood, and "the unceasing circulation of continuous practice" clearly indicate this dynamic and indispensable relation. Unless one becomes a buddha, the Buddhanature is not realized as the Buddha-nature, and yet at the same time one can become a buddha only because one is originally endowed with the Buddha-nature.

Kant distinguishes things and human personality, and insists that while things can only have value as existence that is a means, human personality has dignity and grace as existence with self-purpose. Although a human being can be used as a means, at the same time he or she must always be treated as an end. In the Kantian framework, this superiority of people over things, and end over means, should not be overcome. Thus Kant talks about the "Kingdom of ends" as the community of personality. Viewed in the light of Dogen, this Kantian notion of personality not only is limited by anthropocentrism but also is not completely free from reification of the human self.

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