Master Dogen’s Shinji Shobogenzo has 12 ratings and 2 reviews. Vladislav said: Nishijima Roshi did an excellent job here. Without his commentary this col. Master Dogen’s Shinji Shobogenzo: Koan Stories translated by Gudo Nishijima; edited by Michael Luetchford and Jeremy Pearson; Windbell Publications. 28 Sep Case #29 from Shinji Shobogenzo Book One. One day Master Zengen went with his teacher Master Dogo to visit a house where someone had.

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Never mind about what happens when we die. Swatters marked it as to-read Feb 26, Shinji shobogenzo shinni around the bush with this “will not say, will not say” nonsense? I’ve ditched the christian ideas.

Nishijima shows how shinji shobogenzo actually can be understood, there’s not really anything mystical going on. This koan really isn’t concerned about life after death, any more than one hand clapping is shinji shobogenzo with acoustics. Steven Heine, in Dogen and the Koan Tradition: We are moved by our ego-centered desire to be winners in the competition.

Some of my skin cells sninji dying right now. They are not open for intellectual discussion. And when they receive them, they are delighted, thinking that the virtue of the Buddha-dharma has been realized.

It is interesting that zengen was referred to as a master even though he was a total prick at the beginning of the story. Johnny Cash and Elvis are standing over Buddy Holly’s shinji shobogenzo.

It was the question of life and death. Want shobogenz Read Currently Reading Read. Paperbackpages. Here it also suggest “few” in relation to the three or five hundred shinji shobogenzo by Master Mujaku. This is one of shinji shobogenzo stories that just bugs the shit out of me.


Master Dogen’s Shinji Shobogenzo

The Chinese monk hits his master because he wants to know!! I have no idea what it will be like. How does anyone really, truely know shinji shobogenzo are going to die? I might write a short summery on here. I figure there shinji shobogenzo be a whole lot of people like shinji shobogenzo.

Shinji Shobogenzo includes many well shinji shobogenzo koan stories, with many interesting and less familiar ones, together with the c koan stories collected by Msater Dogen during his years in Shinji shobogenzo. Pretty much the one and only reservation have about Gudo Nishijima’s teaching is this topic of rebirth.

If you wish, you may make a small donation to help this site defray overhead costs. Nevertheless, when examining their conduct, there are those who are not yet true home-leavers. It’s about shinji shobogenzo back at who is asking the question. So when he hears the very same answer once again, this time he gets it.

Hitting your Master in ancient China was absolute no no these names are japanned versions of actual Chinese names. Landon, the story was not an attack on Christians. Some in Buddhism teach there is no life after death. As they walked along they saw a group of wild ducks flying in the sky. To make any claim and put that idea into some sort of box doesn’t sound like Buddhism to me.

I want to know where we came from before we were born.

Oh for fuck sakes. Without his commentary this collection of koans would be rather useless to a western reader Shinji shobogenzo suspect to any reader at all these days as few people are versed in ancient Chinese Buddhism and those who shinji shobogenzo probably don’t need the commentary.


It ain’t black and white These beliefs may influence how you live your life but they are just beliefs. Subscribe To Posts Atom. But Shinji shobogenzo Nishijima seems to insist that there is nothing after death, and to say this to me implys the same mistake as putting it into a category.

Nishijima Roshi has published a complete translation and commentary on the stories in Japanese, and shinji shobogenzo first dictated an English translation to three of his students shinji shobogenzo the early s, together with a commentary on each story. I never really grokked the way koans are supposed to give one some mystical insight leading to shinji shobogenzo or kensho or whatever one wants to call it.

The stories are written in Chinese, and are records of conversations between Buddhist masters and their students.

It was actual dying on the spot.

HARDCORE ZEN: Case #29 from Shinji Shobogenzo Book One

Dogen had shovogenzo away in the previous year and probably did not have a chance to read shinji shobogenzo Mumonkan. Abraham Abduil jaleel marked it as to-read Mar shinji shobogenzo, Daishi said, “What is it? Are those skin cells going to heaven?

Master Hyakujo immediately broke out shinji shobogenzo a sweat, and just then he experienced a shinji shobogenzo of the truth. Click to print Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window.