Eihei Dogen (Japan, dertiende eeuw) was een boeddhistische monnik die zen in zijn geboorteland nieuw lezen inblies en er de Soto-traditie, afkomstig uit China, introduceerde.

Hieronder staan Engelse vertalingen van zijn Fukanzazengi (aanwijzingen voor zazen) en zijn verzamelwerk Shobogenzo: The Treasure House of the Eye of the True Teaching, vertaald door Hubert Nearman van de boeddhistische Shasta Abdij in de Amerikaanse staat Californië. In zijn inleiding schrijft de vertaler dat dit werk als e-boek gratis mag worden verspreid. Gemakshalve kunnen op deze site de afzonderlijke hoofdstukken worden aangeklikt.



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Translator’s Introduction

Chapter 1
A Discourse on Doing One’s Utmost in Practicing the Way of the Buddhas (Bendowa)

Chapter 2
On the Great Wisdom That Is Beyond Discriminatory Thought (Makahannya-haramitsu)

Chapter 3
On the Spiritual Question as It Manifests Before Your Very Eyes (Genjō Kōan)

Chapter 4
On ‘The One Bright Pearl’ (Ikka Myōju)

Chapter 5
On Conduct Appropriate for the Auxiliary Cloud Hall (Jūundō-shiki)

Chapter 6
On ‘Your Very Mind Is Buddha’ (Soku Shin Ze Butsu)

Chapter 7
On Washing Yourself Clean (Senjō)

Chapter 8
On ‘The Rippling of a Valley Stream, The Contour of a Mountain’ (Keisei Sanshoku)

Chapter 9
On ‘Refrain from All Evil Whatsoever’ (Shoaku Makusa)

Chapter 10
On ‘Respectful Bowing Will Secure for You the Very Marrow of the Way’ (Raihai Tokuzui)

Chapter 11
On ‘Just for the Time Being, Just for a While, For the Whole of Time is the Whole of Existence’ (Uji)

Chapter 12
On the Transmission of the Kesa (Den’e)

Chapter 13
On the Spiritual Discourses of the Mountains and the Water (Sansuikyō)

Chapter 14
On the Buddhas and the Ancestors (Busso)

Chapter 15
On the Record of Transmission (Shisho)

Chapter 16
On ‘The Flowering of the Dharma Sets the Dharma’s Flowering in Motion’ (Hokke Ten Hokke)

Chapter 17
On ‘The Mind Cannot Be Held Onto’ (Shin Fukatoku)

Chapter 18
On ‘The Mind Cannot Be Grasped’ (Shin Fukatoku)

Chapter 19
On the Ancient Mirror (Kokyō)

Chapter 20
On Reading Scriptures (Kankin)

Chapter 21
On Buddha Nature (Busshō)

Chapter 22
On the Everyday Behavior of a Buddha Doing His Practice (Gyōbutsu Iigi)

Chapter 23
On What the Buddha Taught (Bukkyō)

Chapter 24
On the Marvelous Spiritual Abilities (Jinzū)

Chapter 25
On the Great Realization (Daigo)

Chapter 26
On Wanshi’s ‘Kindly Advice for Doing Seated Meditation’ (Zazen Shin)

Chapter 27
On Experiencing That Which Is Above and Beyond Buddhahood (Butsu Kōjō Ji)

Chapter 28
On That Which Comes Like This (Immo)

Chapter 29
On Ceaseless Practice (Gyōji)

Chapter 30
On ‘The Meditative State That Bears the Seal of the Ocean’ (Kaiin Zammai)

Chapter 31
On Predicting Buddhahood (Juki)

Chapter 32
On Kannon, the Bodhisattva of Compassion (Kannon)

Chapter 33
On Arhats (Arakan)

Chapter 34
On the Cypress Tree (Hakujushi)

Chapter 35
On the Brightness of the Light (Kōmyō)

Chapter 36
On Learning the Way Through Body and Mind (Shinjin Gakudō)

Chapter 37
On a Vision Within a Vision and a Dream Within a Dream (Muchū Setsumu)

Chapter 38
On Expressing What One Has Realized (Dōtoku)

Chapter 39
On ‘A Picture of a Rice Cake’ (Gabyō)

Chapter 40
On Functioning Fully (Zenki)

Chapter 41
On Expressing One’s True Nature by Expressing One’s Intent (Sesshin Sesshō)

Chapter 42
On Invocations: What We Offer to the Buddhas and Ancestors (Darani)

Chapter 43
On the Moon as One’s Excellent Nature (Tsuki)

Chapter 44
On the Flowering of the Unbounded (Kūge)

Chapter 45
On What the Mind of an Old Buddha Is (Kobusshin)

Chapter 46
On the Four Exemplary Acts of a Bodhisattva (Bodaisatta Shishōbō)

Chapter 47
On the Vines That Entangle: the Vines That Embrace (Kattō)

Chapter 48
On ‘The Threefold World Is Simply Your Mind’ (Sangai Yuishin)

Chapter 49
On the Real Form of All Thoughts and Things (Shohō Jissō)

Chapter 50
On Buddhist Scriptures (Bukkyō)

Chapter 51
On the Buddha’s Way (Butsudō)

Chapter 52
On the Heart-to-Heart Language of Intimacy (Mitsugo)

Chapter 53
On the True Nature of All Things (Hosshō)

Chapter 54
On the Dharma That Nonsentient Beings Express (Mujō Seppō)

Chapter 55
On Washing Your Face (Semmen)

Chapter 56
On the Model for Doing Meditation (Zazengi)

Chapter 57
On the Plum Blossom (Baika)

Chapter 58
On the Whole Universe in All Ten Directions (Jippō)

Chapter 59
On Encountering Buddha (Kembutsu)

Chapter 60
On Seeking One’s Master Far and Wide (Henzan)

Chapter 61
On the Eye of a Buddha (Ganzei)

Chapter 62
On Everyday Life (Kajō)

Chapter 63
On the Roar of the Dragon (Ryūgin)

Chapter 64
On Spring and Autumn: Warming Up and Cooling Down (Shunjū)

Chapter 65
On Why Our Ancestral Master Came from the West (Soshi Seirai I)

Chapter 66
On the Udumbara Blossom (Udonge)

Chapter 67
On Giving Rise to the Unsurpassed Mind (Hotsu Mujō Shin)

Chapter 68
On the Universal Body of the Tathagata (Nyorai Zenshin)

Chapter 69
On the Meditative State That Is the Lord of Meditative States (Zammai-ō Zammai)

Chapter 70
On the Thirty-Seven Methods of Training for Realizing Enlightenment (Sanjūshichihon Bodai Bumpō)

Chapter 71
On Turning the Wheel of the Dharma (Tembōrin)

Chapter 72
On the Meditative State of One’s True Nature (Jishō Zammai)

Chapter 73
On the Great Practice (Daishugyō)

Chapter 74
On Conferring the Face-to-Face Transmission (Menju)

Chapter 75
On The Unbounded (Kokū)

Chapter 76
On a Monk’s Bowl (Hatsu’u)

Chapter 77
On the Summer Retreat (Ango)

Chapter 78
On Reading the Minds and Hearts of Others (Tashintsū)

Chapter 79
On ‘The King Requests Something from Sindh’ (Ō Saku Sendaba)

Chapter 80
On Instructions for Monks in the Kitchen Hall (Jikuin Mon)

Chapter 81
On Leaving Home Life Behind (Shukke)

Chapter 82
On the Spiritual Merits of Leaving Home Life Behind (Shukke Kudoku)

Chapter 83
On Receiving the Precepts (Jukai)

Chapter 84
On the Spiritual Merits of the Kesa (Kesa Kudoku)

Chapter 85
On Giving Rise to the Enlightened Mind (Hotsu Bodai Shin)

Chapter 86
On Making Venerative Offerings to Buddhas (Kuyō Shobutsu)

Chapter 87
On Taking Refuge in the Treasures of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha (Kie Buppōsō Hō)

Chapter 88
On the Absolute Certainty of Cause and Effect (Jinshin Inga)

Chapter 89
On Karmic Retribution in the Three Temporal Periods (Sanji Gō)

Chapter 90
On ‘The Four Horses’ (Shime)

Chapter 91
On the Monk in the Fourth Meditative State (Shizen Biku)

Chapter 92
On the One Hundred and Eight Gates to What the Dharma Illumines (Ippyakuhachi Hōmyōmon)

Chapter 93
On Life and Death (Shōji)

Chapter 94
On the Mind’s Search for Truth (Dōshin)

Chapter 95
On ‘Each Buddha on His Own, Together with All Buddhas’ (Yui Butsu Yo Butsu)

Chapter 96
On the Eight Realizations of a Great One (Hachi Dainingaku)