The writings of Zen master Dogen are among the highest achievements not only of Japanese literature but of world literature. Dogen's writings ar a near-perfect expression of truth, beautifully expressing the best of which the human race is capable. In this volume, Francis Cook presents ten selections from Dogen's masterwork, the Shobogenzo, as well as six of his own essays brilliantly illuminating the mind of this peerless master.
"Simply the best, clearest, and most concise introduction to Dogen's Zen." -Barry Magid, author of Ordinary Mind
"Cook's essays are masterpieces of lucidity and insight."-Prof. Jeremy D. Safran, Ph.D. New School University, co-author of Negotiating the Therapeutic Alliance.
"Dogen's expression is like an inexhaustible stream that gushes out of the ground naturally and without impediment.
"An ideal introduction for those newly exploring the masterworks of Buddhist thought." -John Daishin Bukbazen, author of Zen Meditation in Plain English
"An important sourcebook for Zen practitioners."-John Daido Loori Roshi, Abbot of Zen Mountain Monastery, author of Two Arrows Meeting in Mid-Air.
Paperback 178 pp.