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Flowers Blooming on a Withered Tree – Giun's Verse Comments on Dogen's Treasury of the True Dharma Eye - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Flowers Blooming on a Withered Tree: Giun's Verse Comments on Dogen's Treasury of the True Dharma Eye

Steven Heine

Abstract

This volume, containing a translation, annotations, and historical studies of Giun’s (1200–1253) Verse Comments on Dōgen’s Treasury of the True Dharma Eye (Shōbōgenzō honmokuju), represents the initial book-length contribution to a crucial though previously unnoticed sub-field in Japanese Buddhist studies involving text-historical and literary-philological examinations of a key example of the copious premodern collections of annotations and interpretations of the masterwork of Zen master Dōgen. It is the first study of the life and thought of Giun and of the 60-fascicle version of Dōgen’s mast ... More

Keywords: Giun, Dōgen, Treasury True Dharma, Sōtō Zen, Eiheiji temple, Hōkyōji temple, Zen Buddhist poetry, Katsusdō Honkō

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190941345
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190941345.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Heine, author
Professor and Director of Asian Studies, Florida International University

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