Reading that chapter, alone, makes one want to (re)read the Shobogenzo right away.
This book deconstructs Buddhism down to its essence and presents it logically without all the obscurity and "long windedness" found in many other books.
I have read many books on the subject of Buddhism and Zen and this one, by far, is the most accessible, most encompassing book you'll find.
possibly the best book i've ever read. so comprehensive, revolutionary, intelligent, practical.Published 3 months ago by Sean
This is a book of philosophy, mostly dealing with western philosophical history and then moving to Buddhism which the author seems to think is a cure for the faults of western... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Walker
In To Meet the Real Dragon, Gudo Nishijima, Zen priest and translator of Master Dogen's Shobogenzo, writes a deceptively simple guide for the Western student of Buddhism. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Eileen Corder
Gives a very in depth understanding of various ideologies . Do not take this as a typical buddist book , this has theories more than that .Published 20 months ago by Ravindra Uttaravalli
Very well written and clear. I am a 15 year practitioner and this made me think.I wish I'd found it earlier in my practice - I think it would be great for beginners to this... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Anne V. Weisbrod
This is what the sages and patriarchs warned about when they stated:"Great doubt great enlightenment, small doubt small enlightenment". Read morePublished 23 months ago by Master Jason Argos
This book and along with Kosho Uchiyama's "Opening the Hand of Thought" (in my opinion) are the only 2 books one has to read to truly understand Zen. Read morePublished on October 17, 2012 by Tony H.
I loved this book, I have read many books on Zen Buddhism but, this is my favorite at the moment. I highly regard Master Nishijima and his clear and lucid writing. Read morePublished on November 4, 2011 by IslandZen
This was a great read on Zen Buddhism. I read Zen And the Art of Happiness and it changed my life, so I looked for another book on Zen. Read morePublished on January 7, 2011 by Thouqht