By Carl Bielefeldt

Zen Buddhism could be top identified for its emphasis on meditation, and doubtless no determine within the background of Zen is extra heavily linked to meditation perform than the thirteenth-century eastern grasp Dogen, founding father of the Soto tuition. This research examines the ancient and spiritual personality of the perform because it is defined in Dogen's personal meditation texts, introducing new fabrics and unique views on some of the most influential non secular traditions of East Asian civilization.

The Soto model of Zen meditation is named "just sitting," a tradition within which, in the course of the cultivation of the sophisticated kingdom of "nonthinking," the meditator is related to be introduced into excellent accord with the better awareness of the "Buddha brain" inherent in all beings. This research examines the ancient and spiritual personality of the perform because it is defined in Dogen's personal meditation texts, introducing new fabrics and unique views on the most influential non secular traditions of East Asian civilization.

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