Saturday, August 13, 2011

whats more: Genjo Koan

"...Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water. The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken. Although its light is wide and great, the moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide. The whole moon and the entire sky are reflected in dewdrops on the grass, or even in one drop of water..."
[Aitken & Tanahashi translation] - SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Genjo Koan XXVIII

Genjo Koan is perhaps the best known section of Eihei Dogen’s masterwork, Shobogenzo (Treasury of the True Dharma Eye). See whats more: The Ino's Blog: Study Hall - Shobogenzo

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links / see also Dogen Zengi at Sotoshu
Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen School as well as of Daihonzan Eiheiji, was born on January 2, 1200 CE. This was during the Kamakura Period of Japanese history, the year following the death of Minamoto Yoritomo. It is said that his father was Koga Michichika, a government minister, and that his mother was Ishi, the daughter of Fujiwara Motofusa. Presumably, young Dogen Zenji lived in comfort. However, at the age of thirteen, he climbed Mt. Hiei, and the next year he shaved his head and became a monk. It is said that he became a monk because he felt the impermanence of the world on his mother’s death when he was eight years old.
whats more: The Ino's Blog: Study Hall - Shobogenzo
"(lit. 'Treasury of the True Dharma Eye') The term Shōbōgenzō has three main usages in Buddhism: (1) It can refer to the essence of the Buddha's realization and teaching, that is, to the Buddha Dharma itself, as viewed from the perspective of Mahayana Buddhism, (2) it is the title of a koan collection with commentaries by Dahui Zonggao, and (3) it is used in the title of two works by Dogen Kigen..."
Shōbōgenzō (@Wikipedia)Shobogenzo links (@"Hey Bro! Can You Spare Some Change?") (top of right column) • whats more: more about Zen & Buddhism • whats more: The Ino's Blog: Counting To Nine | Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind • whats more: apocalyptic buddhism | Kalachakra | to become a buddha | beginner's mind | peace action • whats more: buddha art • whats more: diamond sutra art • whats more: dharma wheel art

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